Landmark College's High School Summer Program, offered on our beautiful campus in southern Vermont, offers rising high school juniors and seniors the chance to experience college life as members of a learning community focused on academic achievement, mutual respect, and personal change and growth. 

The High School Summer Program at Landmark College is about engaging with serious academic work, writing, and learning strategies for success in high school. The program gives students a taste of college and an opportunity to join a learning community where they will find tools and strategies to meet their learning challenges head on and improve their academic performance. 

Landmark College is exclusively for students who learn differently, including students with a learning disability (such as dyslexia), ADHD, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We champion a strengths-based model and give students the skills and strategies they need to achieve their goals.

 We’ve designed this program to introduce students to skills and strategies that will help them prepare for college-level work and experience college life as members of a learning community focused on academic achievement, mutual respect and personal change and growth. We recognize some students may need additional support to make friends, adapt to a new sensory environment, and find community. Our social pragmatic track is designed to help build these skills.

Rising juniors and seniors, between the ages of 16 and 18, work with well-trained faculty and staff while taking three academic courses each weekday, participating in engaging activities every afternoon, attend structured academic prep four nights a week, and enjoy group programs and activities each weekend.

Program highlights:

  • Exposes students to specific skill and strategy development in small, personalized classes
  • Introduces concepts of self-understanding and self-advocacy
  • Allows students to experience the academic and social aspects of college
  • Features a core course on learning strategies; a writing class that covers the basics of good writing; and the choice of a general elective
  • Increases confidence, self-understanding, effective communication, and self-advocacy through on- and off-campus activities

The High School Summer Program takes place on Landmark College's campus in Putney, Vermont. Applications are accepted through June 28, 2019; however, this is a popular program that fills quickly, so early application is recommended.

A Typical Day in Landmark's Summer Program:

  • 7:30am - 8:30am - Common Breakfast
  • 9am - 10:15am - Morning Class 1
  • 10:30am - 11:45am - Morning Class 2
  • 11:45am - 1:15pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 2:45pm - Afternoon Class
  • 3pm - 5pm - Activities
  • 5pm - 6:30pm - Free Time and Dinner
  • 7pm - 9pm - Academic Prep (Supervised Study)
  • 9pm - 11pm - Free Time

*Financial aid is available and is based primarily on financial need. 

Cost and Session Information

Dates: Sunday, July 12 – Saturday, August 1, 2020

Cost: Includes double occupancy residence hall room, all meals, and activities.
Traditional Track – $5,680
Social Pragmatic Track – $6,850
Plus $75 refundable damage deposit

Rolling admissions, but the High School Summer Program fills quickly so early application is recommended.

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