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Preparing Students for College Success

Landmark College (LC) is partnering with Johnson & Wales University (JWU) to offer a unique summer program for high school students that focuses on Executive Function (EF) skills development. The program has an optional Weekend Workshop for Parents.

Download the 2019 application here. 

Program Dates: July 20–August 3, 2019
Program Cost: $4,650.00 (tuition, room, and board)
Parent Workshop: July 20–21, 2019 $250.00

This program is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors who have strong academic potential and whose challenges with executive function affects their performance in high school. Parents will also benefit from the opportunity to better understand their student’s needs regarding college readiness.

Student Program:

A common challenge among high school students is deployment of EF skills: focus, organization, planning, initiation of tasks, and self-monitoring. Traditional colleges are not always engineered to manage EF challenges. The LC/JWU Summer Program is an integrated approach to student learning designed to provide students with a sampling of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) teaching model and other pedagogies that promote accessibility used in the classroom. During the two-week program, students will preview what to expect in college. 

In the program, students take Learning Strategies and Developmental Writing classes to help strengthen their writing process, understand their learning strengths and challenges, integrate academic strategies and practices, and develop better habits for academic success. They also select an additional course in culinary arts or sports management.

Afternoon recreational activities and weekend excursions balance the program and allow students to learn to navigate independently in a variety of non-academic settings.

A unique feature of the program is the Weekend Workshop for Parents. This two-day workshop provides parents with a better understanding of their student’s needs regarding college readiness and the ability to identify the importance of balancing commitments, self-advocacy, and organization as they begin their transition to college. By participating in this optional session, parents can reinforce the strategies and supports learned by their students.

Financial Aid is available for the The Landmark College Summer Program at Johnson & Wales University—Denver. Students must be accepted to the program before receiving an award. Financial aid applications for the Program will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage parents to submit an application for financial aid as soon as possible.

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