High School Summer Program
For more than 10 years, our High School Summer Program has given participants a taste of college and an opportunity to join a learning community in which all the members are dedicated to academic achievement, mutual respect, and personal change and growth. We offer a learning environment where students—and teachers—understand and share these values.
Landmark College’s High School Summer Program is designed for rising juniors and seniors who are between the ages of 16 and 18 years-old. The program is highly structured and is designed to expose students to skills and strategies that will help prepare them for collegiate level work.
The three-week program encourages students to develop a greater appreciation of learning through experiential and practical activities. Students in the program learn to apply writing process strategies, understand their academic strengths and personal learning style, integrate stronger academic strategies and practices and begin to focus on the development of better daily habits for success.
The program curriculum is separated into three segments of course work: a core course that will provide a foundation for other coursework and activities in the program; a writing class that covers the basics of good writing; and general electives that will provide students with an opportunity to apply what they learn in both the core and the writing class. Students take these three academic courses each weekday, participate in an engaging activities program every afternoon, attend structured academic prep four nights a week, and attend group programs and activities each weekend.
We know that not everyone learns in the same way. Our experience with young people who learn differently suggests that a sense of self and a good insight into one's individual learning style can make a big difference in outcomes at school.
Our experienced summer faculty and friendly staff will help students:
- Begin to understand individual learning differences
- Develop a writing process that uses proven techniques to write faster, more clearly and with fewer struggles
- Integrate strategies and practices into content courses
- Begin to focus on the development of better daily habits
High School Summer Program at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont
Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, July 29, 2017
Expected enrollment: 100 students
2016 Cost: $5,300 (2017 cost will be listed in December, 2016)
Social Pragmatics Track:
Please note, this track generally fills up quickly, and by mid April. Apply early!
Friday, July 7 – Saturday, July 29, 2017
Enrollment: 25 students
2016 Cost: $6,250 (2017 cost will be listed in December, 2016)
Financial Aid is available.
To be accepted into the program, students must be between 16 and 18 years of age, have completed their sophomore year of high school, and be returning to high school in the fall.
Participants are not required to have a diagnosed learning disability to participate in any Landmark College summer program.