Data tells us that students conditionally admitted to Bethany are often not ready to meet the demands of college level academic work, and our current system of academic assistance focuses on reaching out to these students only after they begin to struggle in coursework. The Summer Ascension Program, launching this summer, will be proactive. During the pilot from July 24 – August 9, we will attempt to prepare students to meet the demands of college instruction by bridging the academic and environmental gaps between high school and college. Results of the program will be shared in the Fall 2019 semester.