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Preparing Students for College Success (Denver)

Due to travel restrictions, Landmark College and Johnson and Wales University—Denver have decided to cancel the Preparing Students for College Success program for Summer 2020.

What about next year? We look forward to offering Preparing Students for College Success program in Summer 2021! If you would like to stay updated about the program, please email or call 802-387-6885

Landmark College continues with planning for the programs offered in Putney, Vermont, beginning July 2020. Click here to learn more about all of our summer opportunities!

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Landmark College (LC) in partnership with Johnson & Wales University (JWU) offers a summer program for high school students focusing on Executive Function (EF) skills development. The program also offers an optional Workshop for Parents.

2020 Application available here • Download 2020 brochure here  •  2020 Elective Course Selection Form available here

Program Dates: July 12 – August 1, 2020
Program Cost: $5,630.00 (tuition, room, and board)
Parent Workshop: July 12, 2020 Cost: $150.00 per person. Sign up here

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 program, students will preview what to expect in college.

Students will take two skill development courses; Learning Strategies and Building Confidence for Writers. These courses are designed to 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 elective.

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

Parent Workshop:
A unique feature of the program is the Workshop for Parents. This workshop, taught by Landmark College faculty, is based upon the Four Domains of Learning, a recognized framework that helps students overcome barriers to learning. Parents will gain an understanding of the areas in which their students need to build strengths in order to succeed academically:

  • Self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • Academic skills
  • Social-emotional influences

The LC teaching model addresses issues such as time management, organization, establishment of goals, and clarity of purpose to impact students’ capacity to learn. Parents will come away from this workshop able to communicate better with their students about classroom struggles and successes; and with fewer frustrations, because they will better understand which questions to ask in order to foster success in their students.
Parents, please sign up here for the workshop.

Financial Aid is available and awarded upon acceptance. Financial aid applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage parents to submit an application as early as possible.

  • Core Courses

    Learning Strategies Seminar:

    This class orients students to elements of goal setting, organization of time, materials, project planning, strategic learning, self-advocacy, and meta-cognition through a highly interactive hands-on curriculum. Students will be encouraged to consider their own learning styles and diagnosis as they study brain based research about learning. The use of technology will be discussed, and the skills of active reading, note-taking, test-taking, and summary writing will be introduced. Students will practice these skills and make an oral presentation focusing on their learning profile.

    Building Confidence as Writers:

    For many people, producing writing on a deadline is a challenge. This course is designed for students who find it difficult to generate effective writing in an academic setting in spite of their honest efforts to do so. By focusing on structure, process, and self-understanding, students can develop strategies and approaches to increase their success. High interest topics and assignments are designed to engage students and to encourage them to find meaningful connections to their writing.

  • Elective Course Options

    Colorado Adventure, Recreation and Sports Management:
    Sports and Recreation Management is one of the largest segments of the Hospitality field. This course takes full advantage of the city of Denver and surrounding foothills of the Rocky Mountains, showing you what it takes to plan and produce a wide array of recreational opportunities. You will have fun teaming up with your fellow students to successfully address issues related to safety, collaboration, cultural awareness, and environmental consciousness as you dive into the ins and outs of the industry.

    Becoming Your Own Personal Chef:
    Maybe you can already cook a little, or maybe you don’t know the working end of an apple corer. Whatever level of culinary knowledge you bring to the table, this course will help increase your confidence and ability to make the most of kitchens available to you during your college years. You’ll be the most sought-after roommate on campus thanks to these sessions with world-renowned JWU instructors, which will help you plan and create delicious, nutritious meals and snacks with maximum safety and efficiency from set-up to clean-up.

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