St. Martin High School Students To Have a Taste of College

Mid-term break a perfect time to attend Monroe College for a Week

Following an invitation from Monroe College, New York, for Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell to be present at the "College for a Week" event being organized to give St. Martin High School students a taste of college life during the mid-term break, the Minister has decided to throw open the possibility for the first 10 students from the final grades of secondary school who register for the program to take advantage of this opportunity from October 3rd – 7th.


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Monroe College is putting together an entire week of activities whereby Minister Arrindell and her delegation will have a close-up view of what our students can expect if they decide to pursue their studies at that institution. The delegation members will also be able to sit in on some of the classes and discussions.

The "College for a week" concept is nothing new to the government of St. Martin, considering that government had in the past signed agreements and MOU’s with educational institutions such as PACE, New England Tech, DEAN TECH, IFAC and others, which allowed our high school students the opportunity to get a taste of college life before making their decision.

Our presence at this first "College for a week" event organized by Monroe College will serve to further solidify the recent MOU signed between the College and St. Martin, the Minister said.

"We will meet with the first group of St. Martin students who recently travelled to the New Rochelle campus of Monroe College to further their education, evaluate and iron out any unforeseen challenges which they may have encountered and also seize this opportunity to finalize the details of the two full scholarships offered by this institution, which we have not yet made use of," Dr. Rhoda Arrindell said.

Seven students have been accepted to Monroe College from St. Martin for the current academic year, however, only four of them are already there, while the rest are making preparations to start in January, 2012.

"With our sports policy now in its final stages and the splitting of the Youth and Sports Department, this may be the opportune time to also revisit discussions with coaches about scouting and try-out opportunities for our students," Minister Arrindell added.

Monroe College will provide accommodation and meals for the week-long event while the students will have to cover their travel expenses.

For further information, interested students and/or their parents are requested to call the Cabinet of the Minister during working hours at telephone number 5429344.

Deadline for registration for this program is 5:00PM, Friday, September 23, 2011. Since there is only a limited amount of space available, registration will be strictly on a first come, first served basis.