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Summer College Readiness Program


New for 2024! -从学生过渡到成人的体验式编程

Program Dates:
2024年7月14日星期日- 7月27日星期六*
*Classes will be held on Friday and residence halls will close at noon on Saturday the 29th.





你在Landmark College的暑假收获了什么

我们的暑期大学准备计划, 面向即将上大学的高中毕业生, is all about preparation—through practice and exposure—for that crucial first semester of college. It is also about 了解从高中生到大学生角色的转变. Even the most high-achieving students often face unanticipated difficulties in their first semester of college possibly putting them at risk for failure or struggle. 问题往往不是由于缺乏学术能力而产生的, 而是从大学环境中所要求的独立性的巨大飞跃.

Students are immersed in a living/learning experience that offers a real “taste” of college life and the college-level work they will encounter in the fall. 他们对自己的学习优势和需求有了清晰的认识, 并发现资源和自我宣传如何帮助他们在大学取得成功. This preview of college life can help to alleviate anxiety and foster the confidence needed as students encounter the new demands of college.

Who Should Attend this Program?


  • 学会阐明需要注意的个人学习问题
  • Identify the specific supports and accommodations they’ll need in college—and how to access them
  • 体验一门典型的大学水平的入门课
  • Learn and practice self-advocacy skills they’ll need to navigate through their freshman year
  • Apply organizational skills, helpful habits, and useful behaviors needed to succeed at college—and identify problem habits and behaviors that might surface during their first year
  • Begin the process of 从青春期过渡到年轻的成年人

Students who struggle with social anxiety and have difficulty making friends have the option of participating in social support activities, 包括社会实践研讨会和学生事务活动. Resident assistants are available as peer mentors to provide information about activities and to help students feel connected to the Landmark community.


New for Summer 2024 Through experiential programming students will begin to understand and embrace their transition from adolescence to emerging adulthood. Students will gain interpersonal and practical skills while exploring their own values and designing a service project to bring change to a community they care about.

  1. Programming will introduce students to the Rite of Passage (RoP) framework and mindset, 并且会促进技能的发展, 通过开发可执行的服务项目.
  2. Advising meetings and academic courses will introduce fundamental skills and ideas that will support and supplement work on the RoP service project.
  3. The co-curricular programming will further support student by reinforcing associated skills and strategies to building off the lessons used elsewhere in addition to regular living and learning skills delivered as part of the residential curriculum.


Note: For admission to this program, 学生必须提供四年制学院或大学的录取通知书. 诊断的学习障碍不需要参加这个项目.

经济援助是可用的,并在接受后颁发. 经济援助申请以先到先得的方式进行审查. We encourage parents to submit an application for financial aid early.

在为期两周的课程中,学生将学习三门课程:大学写作, 执行功能和学习技能, and a lecture-type course. 技能发展的一些关键领域包括但不限于:

  • Applying critical reading and thinking approaches to demonstrate comprehension of assigned topics and readings.
  • 做课堂笔记,包括复习和修改笔记.
  • Writing brief summaries of readings
  • Understanding the difference in expectations of high school level and collegiate level writing (summarization vs. analyzation)
  • 探索完成学术研究论文的各种方法
  • 使用一个系统组织课程材料,例如,Master Notebook系统
  • 检查与计划相关的执行功能行为, prioritizing, production, and execution of assignments
  • 运用自我辩护技巧驾驭学术, residential, 以及他们大一经历中的社会因素.
“我很感激Landmark教职员工的善良和同情心. 他们“理解”这些孩子——他们理解他们. 夏季过渡项目是为“真正的事情”做准备.’ My objectives were met: giving my son a taste of independent living in a college-like atmosphere.”
“感谢你们所有人对我们女儿的指导. 她的经验和她在Landmark获得的工具将对她很有帮助. 我期待着看着她继续成长、学习和绽放.”
“This program helped my son get a better handle on the work required at the college level. So far, so good at college! 他觉得自己已经准备好接受教授们抛给他的任何问题. Thank you for a great experience!”
“Our son benefited very much having a dress rehearsal of what he might experience his freshman year and learning about advocating for his accommodations. 这给了他信心,他已经为上大学做好了准备. 这让我们对他离开家感觉好点了. It was a reminder that he’s continuing to grow and achieve in spite of learning differences and personality differences.”
“课程结束时的反馈非常有帮助,让人放心!! 我们的儿子还告诉我们他这个夏天的所有伟大的经历. We will be forever grateful”
“非常感谢你给我这个参加暑期大学预备课程的机会. 我期待着把我学到的东西带到大学里去. It was life changing.”

This is a list of the colleges/universities that the Summer College Readiness students were accepted to:

  • Binghamton University
  • Cal Poly Humboldt
  • Clark University
  • Converse University
  • Curry College
  • Dean College
  • Denison University
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Ferris State University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Florida State University
  • Goucher College
  • International People’s College
  • Marist College
  • Michigan State University
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Morgan State University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Norwich University
  • Oberlin College
  • Pace University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Salve Regina University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • Temple University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Notre Dame Maryland
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Vermont
  • Webster University
  • Western Washington University
  • Westfield State University
  • William & Mary

We will collaborate with the Landmark College Success Center in San Mateo, California to deliver instruction, activities, and programming to help support students who would benefit from social pragmatic support. In addition, 会有社交辅导的机会, 以及家长会来补充学生们将要学习的内容. 这种支持对所有学生开放.


  • 核心讲座课程-当今世界的问题:
    在这两周的跨学科课程中, we will examine several short readings in contemporary culture that illustrate different issues under examination. 在这堂课的讲课部分, 学生将练习运用他们的批判性思维, reading, writing, and notetaking skills introduced in their two other required courses: Executive Function and Study Skills and College Writing. 包括的一些主题可能是人工智能的使用(A).I) by college students, 多样性倡议和大学亚洲博彩平台排名实践, 或者社交媒体和企业责任, to name a few.

    Executive Functioning & Study Skills:This course introduces the academic skills and habits essential for managing college-level courses. 学生将学习提高执行功能的策略, critical reading, and note-taking. Students will also have the opportunity to directly apply the strategies learned in this class to other classes that are part of the overall summer program.

    College Writing:
    This series of workshops is designed to help students understand what college teachers expect in terms of writing, give students an opportunity to practice several approaches to short writing assignments, 促进学生对写作结构和过程的理解. 学生将在生成方面练习写作过程策略, organizing, summarizing, analyzing, synthesizing, drafting, and editing. A major focus of the workshop is for students to develop and articulate an individual sense of their strengths and difficulties as writers and learners.

  • Sample Weekday Schedule

    Time Activity
    9 - 10:15 a.m Class Period 1
    10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Class Period 2
    Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch in Dining Hall / Free time
    1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Class Period 3
    2:45 p.m. 课外/小组咨询
    5 - 7 p.m. Dinner in Dining Hall / Free time
    7 - 7:30 p.m.

    Wing Meetings

    M,T,TH, & 周五:社交活动、自由活动、洗衣、入住

    7:30 - 9 p.m. Academic Prep 

    Pre-Arrival Sessions:

    July 1 - Session 1
    Students will join a call to get to know each other and the Readiness staff during a conversation about what it means to be steppong into adulthood and the increased responsibility that comes with more independence. After the call, students will be asked to complete some tasks to continue exploring these themes.

    July 8: Session 2
    学生们将重新加入小组,分享他们所学到的知识. They will reflect on the process of transitioning into emerging adulthood and acting with intentionality to achieve their goals.

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