At Connecticut high schools and beyond, the post-graduate year is an increasingly popular option for ambitious students who want to better prepare themselves for the future. A post-graduate year at a prestigious boys’ boarding school such as 索尔斯堡 School can help students improve both their chances to get into the college of their choice and their ability to excel once they get there.
There are a number of benefits of attending a boy’s boarding school with a post-graduate year. Many 索尔斯堡 School students spend an extra year with us to fill in any gaps in their transcript so they can apply for a specific college or program. Some are athletes who are planning on competing at the college level and want additional time to train in advance of making that move. Still more choose to attend an all-boys boarding school for a post-graduate year for entirely personal reasons.
最终, whether or not this option is beneficial to you or your son will depend on a number of factors. 通常, students who enter college following a high school post-graduate year are more mature and more focused, better at managing their time and more liable to make smarter big-picture choices.
Keep reading to learn more about the post-graduate program at Connecticut’s 索尔斯堡 School, or contact our Admissions Office directly for information.
Post-graduates must have successfully completed the graduation requirements from their previous school. Pre-requisites for post-graduates include:
- 3 years of mathematics through Algebra 2
- 3 years of social science, including U.S. 历史 for domestic applicants
- 3 years of laboratory science, including Biology
- 3 years of foreign language (索尔斯堡 does honor language waivers)
As a post-graduate student at 索尔斯堡, you will need to enroll in an 英语 course and carry a minimum of five courses. Your course of study is coordinated by the director of studies prior to matriculation and is tailored to the goals of the individual student.
索尔斯堡 School has a great deal of experience assisting post-graduates with the college process and developing a course schedule that will meet specific requirements (e.g. 美国.S. 服务学者).
Post-graduate students get the same time and benefits as any of our sixth form students from the 学院通知办公室. As soon as a student enrolls at 索尔斯堡, he may begin the process.
十大电子游戏平台 and NCAA Eligibility
十大电子游戏平台 运动项目 prepares students for the competitiveness of college athletics. While a year at 索尔斯堡 can do much to help a young man prepare for the rigors of college life, it cannot make up for a poor high school transcript.
We suggest that prospective student-athletes register with the NCAA clearinghouse and be aware of NCAA eligibility issues.
Most of our post-graduate students are working towards specific goals, academic and athletic. 值得注意的, 我们的足球队, members of the highly competitive Erikson Conference, is limited to four post-graduates.
Admissions Guidelines and Requirements
The post-graduate student at 索尔斯堡 School is one who is highly motivated to contribute fully to life on the Hilltop: academically, socially and athletically. 索尔斯堡 typically enrolls 12-15 post graduates each year; many plan on playing college athletics, 但并不是所有. These young men are as invested in school life as any 索尔斯堡 student; the personal growth developed during his fifth year of secondary school is as important as his ultimate college matriculation. Therefore, it is our expectation that post-graduates complete the entire academic year curriculum.