Landmark to partner with Johnson & Wales

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PUTNEY — Landmark College, a global leader in educating students with learning differences (LD), is partnering with Johnson & Wales University to host a new program that will help high school students prepare for success in higher education.

Set to begin July 20 at JWU's Denver Campus in Colorado, the Preparing Students for College Success program will provide college-capable high school juniors and seniors with learning strategies and hands-on experiences that help them transition to life as an independent college student.

Over the course of two weeks, the program will provide a sampling of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) teaching model, which Landmark College uses to help students improve executive function skills, including focus, organization, planning, initiation of tasks, and self-monitoring.

In addition, students will take classes that help them better understand their learning strengths and challenges, strengthen their writing process, develop better habits for academic success, and take a course in either culinary arts or sports management. Afternoon recreational activities and weekend excursions will offer a balance to the program and allow students to learn to navigate independently in a variety of non-academic settings.

"JWU was among the first universities to build a curriculum around hands-on learning, and we see the value of an experiential education. We are thrilled to partner with Landmark College because they also appreciate a unique and transformative learning approach. Together we can offer an extraordinary educational experience that incorporates industry experience into a program designed for students who learn differently," said Dr. Richard Wiscott, president of Johnson & Wales University's Denver Campus.

Parents also have an opportunity to participate in a weekend workshop that will give them a better understanding of their student's needs regarding college readiness and the ability to identify the importance of balancing commitments, self-advocacy, and organization as they begin their transition to college. Parents through their participation in this optional session will further reinforce the learned strategies by the students.

"This program empowers students to be independent learners, while also offering a 'taste' of college life through an authentic, integrated living and learning experience," said Dr. Peter Eden, president of Landmark College.

The partnership with JWU is Landmark College's second satellite offering in 2019, along with the five-day Summer Intensive Workshop at University of California - Berkeley (July 29 - August 2). The College offers similar summer programs for rising junior and seniors, high school graduates, and students visiting from other colleges at its own campus in Putney.

For more information about the program, visit: landmark.edu/summer

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