Judson ISD

Students Prepping For High School Experience

Making that jump from middle school to high school can be a little intimidating to some students. But it helps if they know what to expect and get the "lay of the land" so to speak on what high school is like, the atmosphere, the clubs...just the whole experience and opportunities that await them.  The Office of Post-Secondary Education and Career Readiness Department hosted its 2017 boot camp called "Rising Ninth Graders" at Metzger Middle School.  

The three-day event featured Mr. Mychal Wynn who is very well versed in leading young people into transition and helping them see it as an opportunity of discovery.  This comprehensive bridge program helped kids with their personal outlook about high school as well as the academic part.  It all helped these students get pumped and motivated to the years of involvement, commitment and, yes, studying to be successful at that level.  In the end the aim is for them to be successful in high school and fully prepared for college or a career. 

A big thanks to the volunteer college students from the University of the Incarnate Word and Huston Tillotson University and volunteer alumni from UTSA, Wayland Baptist University, Our Lady of the Lake University and Houston Tillotson College that came each day to assist.


Alene Bray

What an awesome program.
Great Job!

Mychal Wynn

It was a joy working with so many bright and enthusiastic rising 9th graders who affirmed a desire to pursue careers in such areas as astrophysics, law, medicine, music, education, engineering, law enforcement, and the military. Students demonstrated an incredible work ethic in working from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm each day developing academic résumés, 4-year high school course schedules, setting leadership and community service goals, writing self-reflective narratives, and researching colleges. We are confident that students developed clarity of purpose in the grades and test scores they desire to earn throughout high school to position themselves as competitive candidates to be offered admission to top colleges and universities. We are also confident that students are committed to leading and serving in their high school and local communities. Judson ISD is to be congratulated for its commitment to students and families.

Angela Green

I enjoyed stopping in and seeing the students showing so much interest in the program. They displayed dedication and enthusiasm when carrying out the tasks asked of them. Awesome event!!!

Myrna Briseno

I see many of my Metzger NJHS kids there! Super excited for them to take the initiative and advantage of this program!

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