An On-Campus Summer Workshop for College-Bound Students Who Learn Differently
Students who learn differently often find themselves navigating their college experience without a map — and feeling alone.
It leaves students feeling overwhelmed, unable to keep up with assignments, and disconnected from professors and classmates. And too many students ultimately drop out of college, dissatisfied with their college experience and their confidence shaken.
大学优势 provides students a supportive environment to experience the rigorous demands of college — with coaching and workshops designed to build their college readiness skills.
Applications are open for summer 2024! 应用 early to secure your space in this popular program.
Beacon’s 学院的优势 is a highly interactive on-campus residential experience. 学生参加 three focused workshop days，其次是 four days of immersive college-level courses. 所有活动, counseling and instruction target self-awareness and skill-building in areas critical to college succes: academic, 执行能力, and social and emotional well-being.
Through practical exercises and immediate feedback, students learn how to improve their college-level skills — and successfully apply these critical strategies to their future college environment.
Leading faculty and experts direct workshops in:
• Executive functioning
• Critical thinking, reading, writing
• Social integration and emotional well-being
每个工作坊包括 interactive surveys, brief lectures, and experiential learning activities. Students build confidence in these areas and concrete strategies to execute these vital college skills.
Each student participates in three mock-college courses to help build familiarity with the elements of college academics. Students experience syllabus review, 教学方式的课程, projects and peer collaboration, 和更多的. Courses are general education-style to provide students a wide understanding of disciplines and explore their interests.
Common in college and university environments, the Accuplacer Test in reading helps us make specific recommendations for each student at the beginning of the program. Students also experience and practice a campus-wide assessment and standardized test they may encounter during their college transition.
学生参加 hands-on college-living labs to build 执行能力, social and independent living skills. 主题包括:
• Making social connections
• Understanding college regulations
One of the most difficult transitions in college is the balance of academics, social life and self-care. 大学优势 helps students build confidence and awareness around these important decisions. Students are provided a range of on- and off-campus activities to choose from, including nearby theme parks!
•步骤2 – Your online application will request the following documents, or you can send them to us directly at the contact information below.
☐ Official high school and college transcripts showcasing work completed to date
☐ Two Letters of Recommendation (Download the Summer Program Recommendation Form)
☐ Psychoeducational testing or IEP/504 documents
•步骤3 – Complete a family interview. After your application documents are received, we will reach out to you to schedule your personal interview.
We’re accepting rolling applications for the the 2024 学院的优势, but we do expect this program to fill up! 应用 early to ensure the track and courses of your choice.
Learn more about the program through a live virtual information session. The next event is coming up on 11月. 21, 2023:
Meet one-on-one with Beacon’s director of summer programming to help determine if the 学院的优势 is right for you: