Summer 2020

Montco's supportive and personalized 6-week college-readiness program, Bridge to College (BTC) is designed for college-bound high school students or recent graduates with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs.

The program offers two sections meant to help you develop the skills necessary to make a successful transition from high school to college. Specifically, the program:

  • Assists students to reduce the anxiety often associated with a major life change such as beginning college
  • Develops the social and organizational skills necessary to promote independent functioning in college

You will have access to the College’s facilities including the cafeteria, library and tech lab.

To apply for the program, please contact Denise Garrigus at dgarrigu@mc3.edu or call 215-619-7403.

Program options

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Bridge to College I

Designed for your first interaction with a college, Bridge to College I enables you to experience the atmosphere of a college over a sustained 6-week period. Attend classes four (4) days a week, composed of two sessions per day.

The morning class focuses on strengthening social interaction, communication and advocacy skills; coping strategies and emotional regulation; along with organizational, daily living and problem solving skills. After a lunch break, you will participate in “Career Development”, a 2-credit college course.

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Bridge to College II and III

For the student who is ready to begin college classes, Bridge to College II begins with a morning 3-credit course which is chosen with assistance at registration. After lunch, participate in a Group Support and Learning Enhancement session in which you are assisted in clarifying morning course work, discussing issues and concerns encountered from said class, improving skills such as study skills, time management, social skills, organization, team building and career choices. This session is not a homework period.

Bridge to College III is designed for students who successfully complete BTC I and II and are ready to begin college classes. Students register for a morning two-or three credit course selected with assistance from an advisor. After lunch, students participate in a group support and learning enhancement session in which students are assisted in clarifying morning coursework, discussing issues and concerns encountered from the morning class, and improving skills such as study habits, time management, organization, team building and career choices. This session is not a homework period.

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