High school students can get a jump start on college through a new series of programs in Lynchburg.

Randolph College is offering free workshops this fall to students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

"Science Saturdays" will teach students about everything from launching rockets to how an insect's brain works.

"First String" will give young musicians a chance audition and get feedback from a master performer.

The programs are designed to give students a taste of what their college years will be like.

"It gives them the experience of a college class," said Peter Sheldon, a science professor at Randolph College.  "It allows us to show them our enthusiasm and get them excited about studying these topics."

Registration is required to attend the programs.  Click here to learn more.