2012 Graduate at Goucher College
Through developing my academic skills, I honed in on a career choice—namely teaching. Through the Academy, I now feel confident in my abilities to take on whatever college—or life in general—has to throw at me.
2012 Graduate at Eastern Connecticut State University
A year at the Academy isn’t a miracle year; you have to work for it. You cannot just skate by and expect to get what you want. But that makes it a miracle year; it teaches you to grow up, to be responsible, to prepare for college and to learn how to be a scholar. I took classes at the University of Hartford and I worked with middle school kids on their athletics and academics. Watkinson offers so much more—you can travel the world to help countries that are less fortunate than we are, and even help your own community.
2012 International Student Graduate at Reed College
I came to America a gifted math student, but I needed to improve my spoken and written English. I needed to improve my skills in the Humanities in order to go to an excellent American school. My year at the Academy did that and so much more...I now have a family at Watkinson School.
2010 Graduate at Temple University
The post-graduate option was perfect for me. I got to take college level courses in communications (my intended degree) while strengthening some core academics in the small, supportive setting of Watkinson. I got “As” across the board and feel totally ready to move on to college. Plus, I was accepted at every college I applied to, which was a great feeling.