Santa Barbara City College is being honored by the state for its efforts to help low income, and minority students succeed in school.
The college’s “Express To Success” program targets students who are having difficulty in math, and English, and gives them special curriculum, sets up student learning groups, and provides support for the students.
The federally funded program has teachers do multiple classes, so the students can better bond with the educators.
The students in the program are put in groups, so they develop a team approach so they can help each other outside of class.
Hundreds of students have gone through the program, with nearly 500 currently enrolled. The program is receiving the 2012 California Community College Chancellor’s Award.