The transition to college is daunting for many students, but for a student who learns differently, the challenge is often especially great. Forman School's Postgraduate Program is designed to help students in this transition and develop the skills and strategies they need to succeed and flourish in college.
Based on over 80 years of working with students who learn differently, and a 100% success rate with college placement, Forman has developed a unique Transition-to-College program that includes an intentional balance of academics, athletics, and practical experience.
Perspectives in Learning Course
Specifically designed to aid students in developing the skills necessary for success in college, this course focuses on developing strong note-taking, organization, research, time-management, and other college critical skills. This course will also aid the student in the selection and application to the right college for him or her.
Writing for College Course
College freshman often state the area they felt least prepared for in college were the writing expectations. This course targets the types of writing skills they will frequently encounter in college and provides training so they can further develop these skills.
Students will have the opportunity to undertake a multi-week internship related to their career interests. Students will gain a better understanding of a specific career field and the route through college that will lead to success in this field.
Strategies in Academic Learning
Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their unique learning profile and receive individualized instruction to develop the strategies and skills that best complement this profile and address areas of weakness.
A Broad College Prep Curriculum
Beyond the courses mentioned above, students will have the opportunity to take an enriching array of literature, humanities, arts, math, and science courses that reflect some of the options they will have in college. Examples include: Crime Fiction, Forensics, Emerging Diseases, Economics, Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Improvisation, Jazz Ensemble, to name just a few.
Over the course of the year students will also have the opportunity be part of 23 athletic teams, join in a rich clubs and activities program, learn the skills to live in a boarding community, participate in a wide range of weekend activities, and thrive in a traditional prep school environment.
For more information on our Post Graduate Program, email the Forman School Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.