Soap Lake GEAR UP sophomores and freshmen will be taking a trip to Big Bend Community College on May 15. Although universities are becoming more of a destination, Big Bend is a destination for many Soap Lake students who have the need to stay closer to home. Many GEAR UP students have not visited the campus since their 8th grade WSU Career Day.
The visit will include a tour of several of the buildings housing classrooms plus the ATEC building which houses the library. Soap Lake students will also hear a presentation from BBCC admissions on the importance of education past high school, and college financial aid. Different programs will be presented and students can get more of an idea about what they would like to study after high school. Now is the time for GEAR UP students to be thinking about college and narrowing their college and career choices.
Campus visits are important to GEAR UP and to students making college choices. This campus visit follows out most recent trip for freshmen and sophomores to Central Washington University.