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College Awareness, Readiness, Education

Preparing High School Students for College

The first year in college can be overwhelming. We have the answer:
CARE First Year Learning Communities

Lone Star College System has been awarded the Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success grant for $1,175,000 over the next three years to aid in college awareness, readiness and education initiatives.

The grant is aimed at helping prepare high school students heading to college and accelerating the progress of college students through the developmental, pre-college level math and English.

The CARE initiative will use a variety of strategies to help high school students avoid having to take developmental study classes while in college and in turn, help raise the students’ achievement level.

Lone Star College will create courses to help first year college students accelerate their completion of developmental coursework to reach college level classes faster.


  • High academic success rates
  • Free tutoring
  • Study skills tips
  • Career planning help
  • Ability to complete developmental course work, Freshman
  • English and College Algebra in the same semester
  • Build Connections with your peers
  • Be more comfortable in the college environment

Who Qualifies

  • Have a goal
  • Be working no more than 15-20 hours a week
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Have limited responsibility for others or a defined back-up plan for child care
  • Want to save time and money