a Post-Graduate (PG) year
for students who are college-bound
but not yet college-ready
“What people have told me that Watkinson is supposed to be, it actually is.”
Hannah Ortiz, Academy ’19, attending Clark University
Productive independence. 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 ready 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.