New Boot Camp Program Designed to Provide a Smooth Transition for New Students

June 29, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

PHENIX CITY, AL— Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) is offering a new 10-day summer college prep program to help students navigate through the process of determining the best path for them as they journey from high school to college to career.

CVCC is currently accepting applications for the new program called Pirate Prep.  Pirate Prep is made possible through a $1.8 million five-year federal Title III Strengthening Institutions grant. The College was awarded the grant last year to implement Project SENSE (Strategies to Enhance New Student Engagement).

Project SENSE was designed with an overarching goal of increasing student success, completion, and transfer rates through a comprehensive framework featuring academic success coaching, enhancing the first-year college experience, and providing support services for the highest-risks students at the College.  The project will also provide expanded tutoring, increased career exploration and career preparation, and early alert services.

The Pirate Prep program was birthed from the Project SENSE grant and is designed as a boot camp to be held July 26 through August 10 from 11:00 a.m. EST to 1:00 p.m, Monday through Thursday.  Participants will experience informative, yet engaging and fun sessions that promote student and personal growth. They will also receive assistance through advising and registration support, free school supplies, and a dedicated success coach.

“Pirate Prep is aimed at introducing the college experience through the development of academic and personal skills,” said Student Success and Career Coordinator Alisha Miles. “Each day will be filled with fun topics to help students progress toward a successful student experience on-campus. Whether they decide to transfer to a four-year institution or seek employment after completing a program at CVCC, our goal is to make sure they have the tools needed to be a positive, confident, and well-equipped student in the meantime.”

Those interested in applying for Pirate Prep can do so by visiting by the July 8 deadline. For more information, email or call SENSE Project Coordinator Robert McWilliams at 334–214-4805 or Alisha Miles at 334-291-4916.