Summer For Success Courses


CORE COURSES: Get Ready For Success

All students take three courses:

Learning Essentials & Self Discovery – Required of all students
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.

Language Fundamentals
This course will give you strategies to improve your understanding of academic text when writing and reading, and also covers fundamentals of English. You’ll learn how to organize and plan to enhance your academic growth and classroom success. Students will be assigned to this course based on their applicant materials and responses to a questionnaire provided after admission to program.


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. Students will be assigned to this course based on their applicant materials and responses to a questionnaire provided after admission to program.

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!

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 aquariums, and in the wild. Beacon is one of only two colleges in the U.S. to offer a major in Anthrozoology.

Digital Video
Editing digital video and audio is an essential part of developing multimedia web content for education, entertainment, business & advertising. Students in this class learn both the technical and artistic aspects of video post-production, and experiment with visual effects – including digital animation and green screen compositing.

Fountain of Youth, Theme Parks, and Pirates: Exploring the Stories of Florida
This immersive and action-oriented course with allow students to explore Florida’s past by making the humanities come alive. This creative course will examine the story of Florida by exploring the state’s history, stories, and culture. Students interested in creative writing will find rich opportunities to develop their writing skills.

Introduction to Theater Arts
The world of Broadway is brought to life in this course as students explore the elements of theater production, design and performances.

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.

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.

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 a 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.