- Direct support and attention from a dedicated campus-wide team
- Small-group orientation
- Social programming with other spring entry students
- One-on-one coaching in academic and residential life skills
- Increased executive functioning support
- Concurrent parent support program
Social and Emotional Support
Each Spring Breakthrough student meets personally with representatives from across campus to ensure access to resources and assist with social engagement. A residential life specialist is assigned to each student to help develop on-campus routines, establish independence, join social clubs and more.
At the end of the semester, the student’s support team provides recommendations for summer coursework, programs or activities to prevent skill regression.
Parent Inclusion and Support
At Beacon, we recognize that parents play a key role in a student’s transition to college. The Spring Breakthrough semester includes structured parent outreach designed to increase confidence in the process and in their student’s progress. Throughout the semester, parents learn to recognize opportunities and strategies to support their student, ranging from increased independence to early intervention.
Parents participate in:
- Parent orientation programming
- Monthly virtual workshops and newsletters with timely topics and support
- End-of-semester workshop focused on preparing for summer
- Consistent communication from the college about the student’s academic and social engagement*
*Specific updates to parents/guardians may be restricted by the student’s preferences for information disclosure.