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SAILS and Bridge designed to send high school seniors to college math-ready

January 26th, 2014 9:13 pm by Rick Wagner

SAILS and Bridge designed to send high school seniors to college math-ready

BLOUNTVILLE — Some area high school students have been SAILing over a Bridge when it comes to getting ready for college math.

A cooperative learning program piloted at Northeast State Community College enjoyed promising results last fall for area high school seniors preparing to enroll in college, according to Northeast officials.

The Bridge Math Course and Project SAILS (Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support) Math identifies students lacking college-level math skills while still in high school. SAILS enrolled more than 500 students at 14 high schools in Northeast State’s five-county service area, a news release from the college said.

Those included Dobyns-Bennett High School and the Cora Cox alternative school in Kingsport and Sullivan South, North, Central and East in Sullivan County.

Others served through Northeast were Science Hill and Asbury alternative high schools in Johnson City, Daniel Boone and David Crockett high schools in Washington County, Tennessee High in Bristol, Tenn., and high schools in Johnson and Unicoi counties and Elizabethton.

Volunteer High School in Hawkins County was served by SAILS and Bridge through Walters State Community College because Hawkins is part of its service area.

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