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A Three Week Immersion Experience for Current 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Students Who Learn Differently

July 14 – August 2, 2024

At Beacon College, we believe that education should be life-changing — and summer learning is no exception! Our summer programs are about self-discovery, skills development, and confidence building. We promise students a great time as they discover how to become better learners while forging new friendships with fellow students from across the country. Most importantly, all of our summer program students get to experience what it’s like to live — and learn — on a college campus.

Our summer program helps college-bound high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who learn differently build the skills, confidence, and preparation they need to successfully transition from high school. Students better understand their learning differences, recognize early stumbling blocks, and know what they need to succeed in their first year of college.

Your Adventure Begins This Summer


Popular tracks and courses will fill up — apply early to secure your spot!

Attend an Info Session

Learn more and ask questions at a live info session with the program director.

Request More Information

Contact us to speak with an admissions counselor or receive a physical brochure.

2024 Program Tracks


Cost: $5,450

This track of our summer program offers a variety of courses that connect student interests with meaningful preparation for college. Students build their skills through fun, hands-on classes, structured trips and activities, and real experience on a college campus. Each student chooses three courses, ranging from anthrozoology to videography and much more. Check out our new and exciting 2024 course offerings!

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Cost: $6,500

The Imagination track takes advantage of our location in Central Florida to explore the history of Disney and its impact on our culture and economy, focusing both on the four Orlando theme parks and Disney’s movie productions. Students build their academic skills through Disney-themed research, writing, reading comprehension, and critical thinking. Students in this track visit each of the four Disney parks in Orlando.


Cost: $7,500

This track dives into the culture of escapism through not only theme parks but attractions of all sizes! Students learn to think more critically and abstractly about the world of tourism, hospitality, and sociology through excursions, behind-the-scenes tours, and thematic guest speakers. Excursions include theme parks, dinner shows, themed restaurants, and more.

New in 2024! – Life of a College Basketball Player

Work with former NBA basketball player Sam Vincent, Beacon’s men’s basketball coach, to build your fundamental basketball skills and physical ability. He’ll share his “Championship Principles” for making the transition from a high school athlete to a college athlete. (Meets four times per week and replaces your College Living Skills course selection.)

How to Apply


To be eligible for the Summer for Success, you must be a current high school freshman, sophomore or junior in the 2023–24 academic year and have a diagnosed learning disability such as dyslexia, ADHD, or a related condition.

Complete Your Online Application

To apply, please create a Beacon College online application account via the link below. Once you have completed the sign up form, you will receive an email to activate your account and create your password. You can then “Start a New Application,” and enter your anticipated high school graduation year to view the Beacon College programs you are eligible for.

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Submit Required Documents

In order to process your application, we will require:

  • Your high school transcript(s)
  • Two completed summer program reference forms
  • Proof of a learning disability (IEP, 504 plan, psychoeducational evaluation, or related documentation)

These can be uploaded through our online application system, emailed directly to admissions@beaconcollege.edu or emailed to your admissions counselor.

Download the Reference Form

Complete a Family Interview

A family interview is also required to consider your application for admission. Upon receipt of your application documents, our Center for College Readiness staff will contact you to schedule your family interview.

Download the Brochure

For more information or to share this program with your family or students, you can access, print, or download a digital flipbook version of our current brochure.

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Scholarships are available for accepted students with demonstrated need and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, complete and return the scholarship application form below.


Explore Further

What are the difference between the tracks?

Not sure if you prefer Exploration, Imagination or Illumination? This brief video provides an overview of the three Summer for Success options.

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Hear from a Summer for Success Student

What's it like to be a Summer for Success student? In this brief video, hear from Ella (SFS'23) on what the courses, faculty and environment are like at Beacon!

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Building Social Skills and Independence

Hear from Abbey, Summer for Success instructor, on her favorite thing about the program: how students build confidence and independence in preparation for college life.

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Learn More About Summer for Success

Do you have a question? Get in touch with the Center for College Readiness at summerprogram@beaconcollege.edu, or call 855-220-5376 (toll-free).