South Mountain Community College offers high school students who plan to pursue a college degree two pathways, a two-year Dynamic Learning Teacher Education and General Studies program. Enrollment in these degrees includes guaranteed acceptance of transfer courses to a four-year Arizona institution, and possible internship experience. The Summer Hoop of Learning program is designed to provide American Indian 9th through 12th grade students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. The program will consist of a five week summer session offering one orientation course, an academic course and one elective course, preparing the students to enter into their first college semester. In partnership with the Phoenix Union High School District, selected students will receive scholarships for tuition, books and assistance for transportation.
Student selection is based on one the following criteria:
- Good attendance in the prior semester.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 or better in the first semester of your academic year.
- Completion of the community college assessment test.
- Complete a 3-credit hour CPD150 course upon acceptance
- Maintain a minimum college GPA of 2.0 or better.
- Maintain good attendance record.
- Participate in student development activities, cultural events and program orientations
Selected applicants are required to complete the Accuplacer placement test in reading, English, and math in the Student Enrollment Services (SES) center at South Mountain Community College. Student test scores will determine appropriate placement in academic courses. In addition, South Mountain Community College will host a student/parent orientation and registration session and a financial aid seminar for graduating seniors.
Student participating in the program at South Mountain can complete as many as 24 college credits that transfer to the three Arizona University.
For more information, please contact Wendy Jefferson at 602.243.8340 or email: Wendy.Jefferson@southmountaincc.edu