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

Find out more about the program courses, what it is like to live on campus, or contact our Admissions Office at 802-387-6718.

High School Summer Program at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont

Traditional Track: Sunday, July 10 – Saturday, July 30, 2016
Expected enrollment: 100 students 
Cost: TBA

Social Pragmatics Track: Friday, July 8 – Saturday, July 30, 2016
Enrollment: 25 students  
Cost: TBA

Financial Aid is available for the High School Summer Program! Scholarships are available and are based primarily on financial need. Awards can range from $500 to the full cost of tuition. Students must be accepted to the program before receiving an award. Financial Aid Application for Summer Programs [PDF].

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.

The 2015 brochure and application is available here.  Please check back in mid-December for the 2016 program application.

Office of Admissions