High School Summer Program
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Landmark College's High School Summer Program is about engaging with serious academic work, writing, and learning strategies for success in high school. The program offers rising junior and senior students who learn differently a chance to work with trained faculty and staff for a full three weeks.
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.
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.
Students take three academic courses each weekday, participate in an engaging activities program every afternoon, attend structured academic prep four nights a week, attend group programs and activities each weekend, and, in group seminars, meet and learn from experts in the field of learning differences.
Our experienced summer faculty 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
In 2015, the High School Summer Program will be offered on the Landmark College campus in Putney, Vermont, as well as on the Saint Vincent College campus in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The Social Pragmatics Track is offered only in Vermont.
High School Summer Program at Landmark College
Traditional Track: Sunday, July 12 – Saturday, August 1, 2015
Expected enrollment: 100 students
Social Pragmatics Track: Friday, July 10 – Saturday, August 1, 2015
Enrollment: 25 students
High School Summer Program at Saint Vincent College
Sunday, June 28 - Saturday, July 19, 2015
Expected enrollment: 30 students
Financial Aid is available for the High School Summer Program at Landmark College and at Saint Vincent College. 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.
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