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Thames Academy at Mitchell College

transition program gap year program for young adults with ADHD and other LD in Connecticut
437 Pequot Ave
New London, CT 06230

Tel: 860-701-5044
Fax: 860-444-1209


Thames Academy - A Whole New Way to Look at Post-Grad and Pre-College Experiences

Thames Academy is a post-grad (PG) or pre-college transitional experience. It is a year of academic preparation that students take between the end of their secondary school/high school education and the start of their college studies. Unlike traditional post-grad programs at independent or prep schools, Thames Academy at Mitchell College provides college level courses for credit. The Academy provides a highly structured residential program within a collegiate environment and co-curricular interaction with two-year and four-year students. Students who embark upon this distinctive transitional year will have already obtained their high school diploma and are college age.

Mitchell College has long been known as a college where students learn to succeed. The College's number one strength has always been, and continues to be, our ability to provide a transforming educational experience in a caring and supportive environment. The core of this philosophy is based in the College's renowned academic support programs, in particular, our nationally recognized Learning Resource Center for students with documented learning disabilities and/or AD/HD.

Thames Academy provides students with:

  • Ability to earn up to 20 transferable college credits
  • Courses taught by learning & writing specialists
  • Content tutoring by professionals
  • Development of a Personalized Learning Plan
  • Workshops focusing on vocabulary & writing, math, computer skills, learning & study strategies, team building & collaboration, leadership, and presentation & oral communications
  • Innovative 12-3-3-12-week curriculum
  • Early Academic Reports and ongoing parent communication
  • Academic support for students with documented learning disabilities
  • Professional content tutoring sessions
  • First-year seminar course to help acclimate to college life
  • Classroom instruction supplemented with hands-on learning opportunities
  • Development of curricular and co-curricular transcripts
  • Location - beautiful waterfront college environment

For more information on Thames Academy, please contact Scott S. Garbini 1-800-443-2811 or 860-701-5044


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