By Ramon Lontok

Staff Writer

Promise Pathways result show students’ improvements in math and English classes.

In a message from President Eloy Oakley, faculty members of the English and Math Department were informed last January regarding the number of students who have completed transfer English and the level of math classes.

The Promise Pathways is an initiative at LBCC, which is designed to increase students’ college completions through academic preparation in high school and provide educational pathways that are dedicated to help students toward their academic goals.

Sharee Lopez, 20, a neuroscience major, said, “The program is great. There are a lot of high school students who don’t know what classes to take in college and the program is very informative.”

However, Lopez, who is also president of the Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) Honors Society, said that while the initiative helps students who are still unclear with their academic goals, it also delays students “who know what they want” to do.

“As a science major, it’s a good thing for students who don’t know what they want to do,” Lopez said. “For those students who know what they want, it’s a setback because they don’t necessarily get to choose their classes.

During the Fall semester, the number of students who have completed a transfer English course quintupled while nearly twice as many students completed a transfer level math course in their first semester.