UT Bridge to AP U.S. History, a program organized by Pat Rutenberg, works with the AP U.S. History teachers in two underserved Knox County Schools. Professors go into the classroom several times per semester to work directly with students.
As a capstone to the yearlong project, the History Department brings the students to UT for a day to attend a sample college history class, take a tour of campus, including a visit to the McClung Museum, and meet with admissions counselors.
After spending the day experiencing college life, particularly a day in the life of a history major, AP U.S. History students see college as a more attainable goal.
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