Summer For Success Courses

Courses for 2018 shown below.  2019 course selection will be posted soon.

CORE COURSES: Get Ready For Success

All students take three courses:

Learning Essentials & Self Discovery
Learn how your choices directly impact your opportunities for greater success in college and life. Topics include accepting personal responsibility, discovering self-motivation, mastering self- management, employing interdependence, gaining self-awareness, adopting habits of life-long learning and self-advocacy, developing emotional intelligence, believing in oneself, and identifying individual learning styles and effective learning strategies.

Writing an Effective Essay
Develop your skills in writing multi-paragraph essays with emphasis on exposition, including the selection, restriction, organization, and development of topics. This experience will be valuable as you write your personal essay for your college application.

Choice of Course Elective
Advance your college skills or explore your personal interests through one of the following electives.

Elective Course Selection

Students may select their top choices (below) for their elective course. We make every effort to provide students with their first choice; however, class size is limited for this program and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis – early submission of this form is highly recommended!

Please indicate your first, second, and third choice by placing the appropriate number (1, 2, 3) beside your selections.

Creative Writing
Do you want to express yourself creatively through writing? This course will help you explore the writing process with a focus on voice, imagery and dialogue. You’ll cultivate your creative talent, broaden your command of language, and learn to craft a story that draws the reader into your world.

Preparing for College Math
Get ready for the challenges of college math with this confidence-building, interactive course. You’ll develop your understanding of basic math concepts and build your skills through the study of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportions using practical applications and fun word problems.

A Special Dynamic: Humans & Animals
The science of anthrozoology studies human-animal interaction. In this hands-on course, you’ll explore the relationships that develop between humans and animals in our homes, on farms, in zoos, and aquarium, and in the wild. Beacon is one of only two colleges in the U.S. to offer a major in anthrozoology.

Fundamentals of Drawing
This course is an introduction to both the technical and artistic aspects of digital video production. Drawing is a form of visual-thinking that lets you express emotion or record a moment in time. Learning the basic methods and techniques of drawing can help you develop focus, improve your concentration, jumpstart your creative brain – and develop a greater appreciation for the artistic process.

Technology Skills & Applications
Technology has changed the way the world works. Individuals who understand how technology works and how to apply it are in high demand. Enhance your computer literacy and build your skills through this important hands-on course focusing on desktop productivity. Learn how to use technology to work faster and solve problems.

Introduction to Animation
The animation revolution began more than 100 years before Finding Dory, the highest grossing animated film in history was released. Animation is all about creating the illusion of life and movement. In this course you’ll learn traditional animation techniques, plus an understanding of animation’s basic principles.

The Science & Study of Human Behavior
What’s going on in the human mind? Why do people do the things they do? This course provides an introduction to psychology and examines the mind, brain and human behavior. Gain a better understanding of your own thoughts, feelings and behaviors, as well as those of the people around you.


Please complete this Course Selection Form and return with your completed Application for Admission. Courses will not be assigned until after a student is admitted into the program.