Summer Scholars' Academy

Summer Scholars’ Academy in Albert Lea is a free college prep program for students or adult learners who have graduated high school or earned a GED. In the Summer Scholars’ Academy, students prepare for college by taking pre-college Math and/or Writing.

Students receive guidance and support from dedicated instructors, Amy Wallin (Math) and Karen Kleinwort (English) and professional tutoring including college success Lunch & Learn seminars by our learning specialists Shailja Verma (Math) and Jane Bute (Writing).

Tuesdays and Thursdays | July 12 — August 4, 2022
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Riverland Community College, Albert Lea Campus

The schedule is Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-11am (Writing) and 1pm-3pm (Math). One hour per week of tutoring is required for each class and noon hour Lunch & Learn seminars are highly encouraged.

The SSAC 0925 Math class is equivalent to MATH 0960 Intermediate Algebra II, and students who pass are eligible to register for college-level math in the fall (Math 1020 Technical Math, Math 1110 College Algebra, or MATH 2021 Fundamentals of Statistics).

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What makes the Summer Scholars’ Academy special includes:

  • Free to students
  • Free lunch provided
  • Free bus passes or gas cards provided
  • Success sessions to prepare you for college
  • Students who successfully complete a class receive a
    $150 scholarship to attend Riverland in the fall
  • Small classes with individualized attention and support

Contact Information

To join or learn more, please contact Advisor Kris Gullord at 507-379-3316 / Kris.Gullord@riverland.edu or Admissions Specialist Holly Loberg at 507-431-2206 / Holly.Loberg@riverland.edu. You can also get more information at 844-456-3876 after hours: Monday – Friday until 8:00 pm;  Saturday 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

To join, register for SSAC 0915 Writing and/or SSAC 0925 MATH.