Thames at Mitchell College is a unique college transition program on a college campus. Mitchell College is a national leader in learning engagement within a student-centered community that maximizes each students ability to succeed.
Thames Academy is a residential post-graduate program for students with academic challenges, documented learning disabilities, or other learning differences who can benefit from a structured learning and living experience that prepares them for the transition to college or a career. Unlike conventional post-grad programs offered at college preparatory schools, Thames includes college level courses for credit. The program is set on a college campus with a recognized tradition of support for students with learning differences.
Eligibility guidelines are just that — guidelines. Our most important goal is to create a class of close-knit individuals who will benefit from the ample resources provided by the College as well as the presence of their new classmates and friends. With some assistance, Academy students are expected to treat others with respect, and take responsibility for most of their daily living requirements. This includes medication management, banking, grooming and hygiene, and basic housekeeping.
Eligible applicants are:
- U.S. citizens (application to admit international students is pending with the federal government)
- High school graduates with a diploma, IEP diploma, or equivalent, such as a GED
- Students transferring from colleges or universities are also welcome to apply.
- Students who have not yet graduated from high school may apply to Thames Academy if their secondary school agrees in writing to accept the credits earned at Thames Academy as basis for awarding the diploma.
- Diagnosed with a learning disability, mild to moderate autism, or Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Cost and Session Information
Applications are accepted starting in September for the following year on a rolling basis until the class is full. Applicants are encouraged to complete their file by March 1.