Navarro College is offering a free math and reading/writing bridge program this summer beginning Monday, July 9, and ending Monday, Aug. 6.

The classes will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday, in the Waller classroom building on the Corsicana campus.

This grant-funded summer program is designed to assist students who have not yet passed the math and reading/writing sections of the required college entry-level exams. Normally, these students would be required to take developmental courses in these disciplines their first semester at Navarro, pass the courses, and then retest to see if they are ready to move on to college-level courses in these disciplines. But with the satisfactory completion of this bridge program, students will receive an extra opportunity this summer to test on the last day of the program - Aug. 6 - and if they pass, students will be able to register for any fall courses that are required toward their major.

Students also will learn how to use a TI-83 graphing calculator, which they will receive free upon successful completion of the math bridge class.

Upon successful completion of this program, the mandatory orientation class will be waived for the fall semester.

To qualify for this free bridge program, interested students must be 2007 high school graduates, must qualify for at least one developmental course and must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the campus. Students who have not yet taken the required entry-level testing should contact the Navarro College Testing Center at (903) 875-7457.

For more information, contact Lesa Martin, director of developmental studies, at (903) 875-7419 or by e-mail at lesa.martin@navarrocollege.edu.