Jul 5, 2013 8:18 AM by Kristen Holloway
Lafayette parish schools administration is gearing up to increase the rate of high school graduation and get more students to attend college. LPSS Gear Up program will hold its first ever, residential academic camp to help prepare students for college.
72 students will board chartered buses for Alexandria on Sunday. They'll spend 7 days and 6 nights on LSU's campus offering them first-hand knowledge in regards to: attending college courses and experience college life while staying in the dorms. They'll also take classes in science, math, and ACT prep, lead by college professors.
Administration hopes the seniors get a lot out of the trip and the juniors attending will come back to school in the fall and share their experience from the camp with their peers.