Welcome to Head Start
St. Peter’s College’s innovative Head Start programming bundle is custom designed to give first time, re-entering, and mature students the information, the self-awareness, the strategies, and the resources to get the most out of a university education. Our Head Start Programming can be tailored to meet the student’s study interests.
Online registration for Head Start 2019 is now closed. Please contact Student Services to register at 306-682-7886 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Start programs are short courses ranging in length especially created to ramp up students’ skills in particular areas. Biology Head Start is popular with those entering Health Science studies, Environmental studies, or Agriculture. The Chemistry Head Start is a great fit for a range of programs from Health Sciences to Engineering. Finally, a must for students whose programs are math intensive is the Math Head Start which provides a tune up from basic math skills to the calculus content required for math success in many university programs. The Math Head Start will include the Math Placement Test (MPT).
The Math Placement Test (MPT) is a mandatory proficiency assessment of basic math skills for students in Math 110/121/123/125 (introductory calculus courses) and Math 176 (advanced calculus course). In particular, passing the MPT at 60% or higher has become a non-negotiable prerequisite of Math 110. Alternatively, a student may satisfy this prerequisite for Math 110 by having credits for Math 102/104. Scoring at least 80% is required for enrolling in Math 176. For more information please visit U of S website https://math.usask.ca/placement/.
The University Prep & Writing Head Start session works to help bridge the gap between high school and university learning. In the Academic Writing section students will revisit grammar, style, sentence structure and common writing pitfalls in university. Additionally, students will explore writing styles and expectations for university level writing. In the University Prep Head Start students will explore time and stress management, learning styles, and study skills. These intensive experiences are designed to help students strengthen the foundation of their learning and to introduce the supports available to them throughout the year.
Head Start programs can be bundled together and taken as a group, or taken separately depending on need.
- Math Head Start - August 19-23, 2019 ($100)
- University Prep & Writing - August 28, 2019 ($25)
- Biology Head Start - cancelled for 2019
- Chemistry Head Start - cancelled for 2019