debuted the Pre-College Summer Academy this year, a dual-enrollment
program where high school juniors and seniors each received three units
of college credit at CSULB, at no cost. Through a partnership with the
College of Liberal Arts and Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD),
28 students participated by taking one of two available courses:
Introduction to Public Speaking and Introduction to Acting.
Transportation was provided by LBUSD to bus the students to campus on
weekday mornings from July 9 through August 2, adding up to 48 hours of
class time and a head start on college. The initiative was inspired by
the Long Beach College Promise, launched in 2008 to offer more support
for students throughout their educational journey.