The Braiding Success Project is a grant funded opportunity made available through the American Indian College Fund. In its efforts, Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) has implemented the project to focus on two areas within our partnership: Dual Enrollment and the Students Thriving, Achieving and Rising Together (S.T.A.R.T.) Program. The college has implemented this program at Baboquivari High School (BHS) which focuses on current students (9-12th grade), in addition to other schools located on the Tohono O’odham Nation.
Through this program, staff members have concentrated on students who are in need of academic support and encouragement to be on track to graduate from high school and prepare them with all necessary resources for their success. The core of the program includes tutoring sessions held at the high school and five pillars for success:
- Personal Growth & Expression
- College & Career Awareness
- Academic & Life Skill Preparation
- Community Building & Belonging
- Global & Civic Engagement
The Program has also assisted in the area of K-12 Outreach. College Mentors at TOCC are excited and ready for the opportunity to visit your schools and classrooms to share information about our college and discuss programs and services that we can offer to potential students and families. We are also committed to help facilitate any workshops that you may want your group to participate in. Our College Mentors and the Special Projects and Initiatives Manager can also assist with creating a campus visit for your students/group.
High school students interested in signing up for the S.T.A.R.T. Program can use this application form:
TOCC will be hosting its first S.T.A.R.T. Program workshop on Friday, February 5, 2021 for Baboquivari High School.
Point of Contact
Daniel Sestiaga Jr.
firstname.lastname@example.org, PH: 520-383-0108, CELL: 520-993-1988
Dual Enrollment Program
Through Tohono O’odham Community College’s Dual Enrollment Program, high school students can get a jump start on college by earning college credits while attending high school.
The Dual Enrollment program has been designed to be a bridge for high schools and the community college. Students who are enrolled in the program, excel in specific courses designed to provide convenience, support, and academic rigor for high school students. The Dual Enrollment Program has provided many opportunities for students to accomplish writing, reading, language, history and math requirements for TOCC and state universities.
Juniors and Seniors are welcome to register in the program and receive academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school. The Dual Enrollment courses are taught on the TOCC Campus, high school campus, or online. Courses offered will be numbered 100 level and above and must be transferrable to another institution.