Attending CCA for eight weeks has opened the eyes of Alejandro Faiffer about what college truly can be. Alejandro, who will be a senior at Vista Peak Preparatory High School this fall, is taking an English course at CCA as part of a summer bridge program offered to students attending Aurora Public Schools. Before taking the English class, Alejandro had a preconceived notion that college was just boring lectures. But the CCA experience has been anything but, he said. His instructor, Susan Stafinbil, has been more helpful in the class than he anticipated, encouraging conversation and ideas. “She was always really open to questions; a teacher who was like a friend,” he said. And that respect is important, he said. “Here, they treat you like you're an adult, Alejandro said. “Here they really help you out.” This is the first year CCA has hosted summer bridge classes – students who completed their junior year at Aurora Public Schools were eligible to attend.