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WOODSTOCK --- The Woodstock Academy, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, will offer a Post Graduate Program. The PG program will be academically focused with athletic and extra-curricular components.
The Post Grad Program, similar to a gap year program, allows students who have already graduated from high school to bolster their academics in preparation for college, while also further developing their individual interests; whether it be through participation in Post-Graduate athletics, crafting a more robust artistic portfolio, or another specialized program.
The Academy is already preparing a robust SAT prep course which will be offered to all students, and will be an essential part of the Post Graduate Program. In preparation for the Post Graduate Program, The Academy is strengthening its partnerships with Quinebaug Valley Community College, Eastern Connecticut State University, and other local colleges to offer more college level courses for college credit. These classes would be open to both traditional and PG students.
Headmaster Chris Sandford said, “As the demand for quality post graduate programs increases, The Woodstock Academy is uniquely positioned to meet that need with the facilities and flexibility that the acquisition of South Campus affords.”
Students will enroll in the Post Graduate Program through an application process separate from traditional high school students. Students from the local area, across the country, and around the world are all encouraged to apply. The program will attract a variety of students and increase the diversity of the student body. Sandford said that “Diversity among the student body is invaluable in helping students understand the world.”