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.
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.
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:
- 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.