Pre-College Programs

Pre-College Programs

Too often, teachers and parents are focused solely on getting high-schoolers into college. But data show that the rate of attrition in college has grown astronomically in recent years, and we have to start asking ourselves whether getting into college really means that students are ready for college level work. The data seem to suggest that our current system of secondary education inadequately prepares students for the demands of college. There is clearly a need for independent programs that help transition students from high school to college.

At Axis, we work with schools and communities to offer pre-college programs that fit the needs of individual students and families. Our offerings come in two forms:

1) We partner with high schools to offer 5-session packages that prepare rising high-school seniors for the college application process. In these sessions, we guide students from targeting appropriate colleges to writing application essays to preparing for the rigors of their first year of college. These sessions typically run throughout the fall semester of students' senior year. If you are interested in having your school host these sessions, please contact us.

2) We run 2-week intensive sessions in the summer for students about to embark on their freshman year of college. These sessions mimic the kind of seminars freshmen will experience in their first year of college and will prepare students for the demands of college-level thinking, writing, and communication. This summer's sessions will be held from July 18 - July 31 and August 21 - September 4. Please contact us to reserve a spot in one of these sessions or to organize a session in your community.