Confluence students accepted to UMSL Bridge Program Saturday Academy

Preparing for college means you have to put in the work as a high school student, even on the weekend.                     

The University of Missouri-St. Louis Bridge Program accepted 16 students from Confluence Preparatory Academy and Grand Center Arts Academy for the 2016-2017 Saturday Academy.

The Bridge Program provides college support services to more than 600 high school students throughout the year through the Saturday Academy. Classes are held on the UMSL campus, and include math, science, writing skills, career and personal development and college preparation. The sessions are held the first two Saturdays of each month from October through March.

Students representing Confluence Preparatory Academy are:

            Colin Bradford, 10th grade

            Amaya Bristol, 11th grade

            Angel Dorsey, 10th grade

            Charity Dorsey-Davis, 12th grade

            Dakota Foster, 10th grade

            Alexis Foster, 9th grade


Students representing Grand Center Arts Academy are:

            Jocelin Berra, 10th grade

            Sophie Iffrig, 11th grade

            MaLiyah McGruder, 10th grade

            MaKayla McGruder, 12th grade

            Aniyah Robinson, 9th grade

            Chastity Smith, 12th grade

            Lucy Ward, 10th grade

            Tobias Wells, 12th grade

            Shanetta Williams, 10th grade

            Tonia Williams, 10th grade


The Bridge Program has served students in the St. Louis area for 30 years by offering comprehensive, year-round, college access services to middle and high school students from both public and private schools. The Bridge Program has earned national recognition from College Board for outstanding college access services to the St. Louis community.