NEW Meta-Up: Academic Prep for High School


  • Course Type: Immersive
  • Grade Range: 9 - 10
  • BYOD Course: No
  • Price: $750
  • Instructor: Marc Gladstone M.S.Ed.


Week 1
6/29 - 7/2
Week 2
7/6 - 7/10
Week 3
7/13 - 7/17
Week 4
7/20 - 7/24
Week 5
7/27 - 7/31
Week 6
8/3 - 8/7
8:20 am - 3:30 pm

Note: This is a 3-day course (August 4 – August 6)

This D-E 3-day course is designed for rising 9th & 10th grade students who wish to get a jump start on high school and review the type of preparation skills necessary for a smooth transition.

 Daily Sessions will include the following topics:

  •  Learning Strategies for High School Success
  • Development of Individual Learning Profile of strengths, weaknesses and strategies
  • Review and Practice of Writing Process (from brainstorming to outlining to drafting to editing)
  • Active Reading Strategies
  • Note-Taking
  • Executive Functions: What are they and why they are important for school success
  • Organization and Material Management
  • Time Management and Planning
  • How to Use a Planner (paper and on-line) for daily homework and long-term projects.
  • Memory Strategies
  • Study and Test Taking Tips
  • The Importance of Sleep – the latest research!

Daily work will include classroom exercises, visual presentations, videos, collaborative opportunities and individual work and review of each student’s learning profile.

Students will leave this 3-day workshop with more confidence and awareness of the topics above, a greater understanding of what to expect in high school, tips and encouragement to be an independent learner and effective self-advocate.  Each student will also take with them a personalized Learning Profile and High School Planner.

Who is this for:

  • Students who may have experienced challenges in 8th grade and want to hone their skills.
  • Students with learning disabilities that may impact their transition to high school.
  • Students who want to gain a leg up in preparation for high school.
  • Students who need to better understand their learning profile of strengths and weaknesses – and want more strategies for success.
  • Students who need better executive skills.  This can include strategies for time management, planning and prioritizing school work, material organization and decision making.
  • Students who wish to develop self-advocacy skills.
  • Students who want to learn and better incorporate effective study habits.

STAFF:  Marc Gladstone M.S.Ed. is currently the Lead Learning Specialist for the Dwight-Englewood High School. He has 30 years of public and independent school experience as a teacher, learning specialist, administrator and school consultant working with students with lagging academic skills, nuanced learning differences and specific learning and attention disorders. Marc has developed and taught a semester-long workshop for 9th grade students on the these topics at the Trinity School, Berkeley Carroll School, and Columbia and Grammar Preparatory School. Marc also holds New York State Certification in Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disorders.

(Includes Lunch)

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