Summer For Success – Virtually!

Beacon College is reimagining summer for students who learn differently.

Student Learning

Summer For Success – Virtually!

Dates: Rescheduled: July 12 – July 31, 2020
Cost: $2,250
Application: Apply online
Accepted Students: Information and payment

To ensure the safety and good health of participating students, faculty and staff in light of the challenges of COVID-19, we regretfully are canceling plans for our on-campus 2020 summer experience.
But Beacon’s Summer for Success — Virtually offers you and your college-bound rising high school junior or senior an all-new approach that recognizes the unique learning needs of neurodiverse students in a digital environment. It will feature the same expert staff and faculty as our on-campus program and build on our two years of national leadership in online college transition support.

Summer for Success — Virtually is unlike any other summer program available to students who learn
differently. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and collaborative learning opportunity where students and families are supported with structured programming that enhances college readiness skills, even during the age of coronavirus. It will also help prepare students for the new realities of college and the college search during COVID-19.

Our program is designed to:

  • Develop independent living skills
  • Promote and support student mental health during this time of stress
  • Offer rich opportunities for social engagement in a digital space

Cost of Attendance

The cost for Summer for Success — Virtually is $2,250 for three consecutive weeks of classes, one-to-one sessions, extracurricular experiences and more.

NOTE: Scholarships awarded to students who have already applied to the on-campus Summer for Success — Virtually will be honored at an amount proportionate to the original cost of attendance.

» Download Summer for Success — Virtually Program Flyer

Program Schedule

Pre-Program Webinars

To help students and families proactively prepare for Summer for Success — Virtually, Beacon College will host four pre-program webinars that address critical issues related to online learning. Each webinar will begin at 5 p.m. (EST)

Tuesday, June 9: Shifting to a Virtual Summer Program: Expectations, Programming, and Changes
Tuesday, June 16: The College Transition Process During COVID
Tuesday, June 23: Understanding Student Expectations: How Best to Engage in the Program
Tuesday, June 30: Troubleshooting a Virtual Program

July 12 Virtual Orientation

Our online orientation will provide essential information for students and parents participating in
Summer for Success — Virtually and will include:

  • Welcoming Remarks by Beacon President George Hagerty, PhD
  • Program Overview
  • Introduction to our Classes & Instructors
  • Organizational Best Practices to Promote Remote Learning

Daily Schedule

The program runs every Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 8 p.m. (EST) using 45-minute blocks.

12:00 – 12:15 pm Community Meeting

12:30 – 1:15 pm Class #1 (choose one)

  • Writing Strategies for College
  • Animals In The Spotlight
  • History on Stage

1:30 – 2:15 pm Class #2 (choose one)

  • Technology Skills & Application
  • College Readiness 101
  • Disney History & Fanfare

2:30 – 3:15 pm Class #3 (choose one)

  • College Planning During COVID
  • Math Strategies for College
  • The Science & Study of Human Behavior

3:45 – 4:30 pm Independent Living Skills

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Break

6:00 – 8:00 pm Evening Social Clubs & All-Program Events

» Download the July Summer Term 2020 Schedule

Apply Today

Download the following application documents, complete them, and return as indicated on the application.

Note: All applications must be accompanied by a $25 application fee. You can either mail a check with your application or use the Pay button below to pay the fee online.