High School Summer Program At Landmark College

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Landmark College is situated just outside the small village of Putney, Vermont in picturesque southern Vermont. Putney is just nine miles from historic Brattleboro, named one of the "The 20 Best Small Towns in America" by Smithsonian Magazine. The Landmark College program is limited to no more than 100 students in the traditional program and 25 in the Social Pragmatics Track. The program is directed by Landmark College faculty, and the instructors are a mix of secondary school teachers from the surrounding areas who are experienced in working with high school students with learning differences and Landmark College faculty.

The Social Pragmatics Track runs alongside the existing High School Program only in Putney, Vermont, and is specially designed for students who have strong academic potential but struggle with social pragmatics. This track will focus on helping participants increase their potential for successful social connections while developing stronger academic routines. Students will learn and practice techniques and strategies that will allow them to better manage a variety of social environments. The track will also provide academic stimulation with social cognition embedded throughout the curriculum.

Students in the Social Pragmatics Track will share many activities and classes with the traditional High School Program, but they will also have some special programming aimed at their needs and interests. In particular, this track will feature a more intensive on-campus orientation, separate residential setting, and a  high faculty/staff ratio.

The objectives of this specialized track are to assist students to:

  • Apply self-advocacy skills in academic and non-academic settings
  • Find flexibility within their routines
  • Better understand their own sensory needs and identify coping strategies
  • Integrate strategies and practices for success into academic courses
  • Improve overall pragmatic language skills
  • Develop stronger oral and written expression and outside perspective

Questions? Call our Admissions Office at 802-387-6718 or email admissions@landmark.edu.