• The Bridge to Advanced Placement Program

    Swift Creek Middle School


    Bridge Coordinators: Mrs. Tamara Rutland (rutlandt@leonschools.net)

                                         Ms. Kelli Strother (strotherk@leonschools.net)


    Welcome to the SCMS Bridge to AP program. This program is designed for students excelling in their core class, and who are performing above grade level. As a Bridge Student, we expect for you to be a committed student who loves to learn and deeply explore your favorite subjects.

    In order to be in good academic standing a Bridge Student must maintain a B or above in each of their Bridge Core Classes and High School Credit Core Classes.

    Students earning a C or below in their Bridge or High School Credit classes will not be permitted to participate in Bridge activities including the Bridge Field Trip and year end celebrations. Students wishing to participate in Bridge Celebrations must maintain a B in their Bridge and High School Credit Classes.

    Students earning a D or below in their Bridge or High School Credit classes will meet with the Bridge Coordinators to discuss a potential schedule change.

    Bridge Field Trip: This year, Bridge Students in good academic standing will be invited to attend a Field Trip to the Magic Kingdom in Disney World. The Bridge Field Trip will be on April 22, 2022. More information will be coming out soon.

    5th Grade Shadowing: This year, qualifying 5th graders will be invited to shadow a current 6th grader to experience a day at Swift Creek Middle School. 6th Grade students with four Bridge Core classes may be asked to act as a shadow.

    Bridge Open House Night: Rising 6th graders will have the opportunity to visit SCMS to learn about all SCMS has to offer its Bridge to AP students.

    Please complete the Forms (https://forms.office.com/r/Ebvj1h6Mz0)  to receive communication from the Bridge Coordinators. The Forms link can be found under the SCMS website under the Bridge to AP tab.


    Resources for the Gifted Parent from National Association for Gifted Children:


    Bridge to AP Brochure