SLCC Bringing College Experience to Northside High

South Louisiana Community College’s Center for Minority Excellence is bringing the college experience to Northside High School on Jan. 31. 

College Day is open all students and parents of Northside High School. 

“We want to assist high school students with creating a blueprint for their post-secondary educational journey at SLCC,” said Tonya Bolden-Ball, CME director. 

Students and parents will be provided with information about SLCC including:

  • Admissions processes and procedures
  • Academic advising and degree plans
  • Financial Aid
  • Testing
  • Student Engagement

Organizers are hoping to encourage students to pursue a college degree and expose them to realistic and affordable options available at SLCC.



South Louisiana Community College is a comprehensive community college that operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte. The college serves more than 13,000 students annually and offers an array of academic programs. Students earn associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates, and industry-based certifications. It is ranked 14th among the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers as determined by Community College Week.