. That’s the whole point of college. But what if, for whatever reason, your high school years didn’t adequately prepare you? What if your transcript isn’t quite what you’d like it to be, or you don’t feel prepared for the social, schedule, or academic pressure of college life? Some parents consider a year at community college a viable option for students who feel any of these stressors. Research shows, however, that students who aren't ready for the full academic load of college life often get frustrated and quit. Other students who are gifted, but struggle with one tricky content area, derail their own progress. And still others struggle through, but end up taking the five- or six-year route through college. All of these are costly options.
Enter The Academy at Watkinson. An extension of Watkinson’s unique educational philosophy, The Academy is a pre-college year designed by you. Shape your own balance of studying the world and learning more about yourself.