Basic Skills Initiative (BSI)

The Basic Skills Initiative at Palomar College is a means of bringing together our various resources to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse student body who need to acquire college-level reading, writing, mathematics, critical thinking and study skills in order to achieve their academic, vocational and personal goals.   The Basic Skills Initiative is also committed to providing our instructors with the resources and skills to meet the specific needs of the basic skills student. We will develop, finance, implement, and assess effective and meaningful improvements in students' foundational skills across the curriculum.

Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

Palomar College has developed a comprehensive five-year plan to improve Hispanic and low-income student retention and academic success. The key components and directions of the plan include: value diversity; forge strong connections to the college; increase family support for college; set an educational goal; implement academic interventions; strengthen teaching methodology; and ensure that students have adequate access to financial aid. The HSI grant is funded by the Department of Education. Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program - Title V


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