Freshman Year

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PrepWell Academy is an innovative, online mentoring program that delivers weekly instructional videos to students (and their parents) that prepare them for the rigors of high school and the college admissions process.            

Click the links below for a small sampling of highlights from the lessons you will receive as a member.

Basic Plan: A yearlong plan that builds the foundation for a successful freshman year.

Athlete Plan: Basic Plan + bonus material for students who aspire to earn an athletic scholarship to college. Athlete-specific lessons include: summer workout programs, recruitment calendars, how to get exposure, the perfect email to send to college coaches, how to create a highlight reel, NCAA eligibility, etc.

Military/ROTC Plan: Basic Plan + bonus material for students considering military options for college (e.g. U.S. Naval Academy, West Point, ROTC programs). Lessons include: service academies vs. ROTC, when/where/why/how to apply, how to secure a nomination, interview skills, how to crush the physical fitness test, etc.

Sample lesson topics:

About PrepWell Academy | Meet your mentor: Phil Black | What to expect in high school | How to stay organized | Why e-mail still matters | How to find your passion | Online etiquette and safety | How to purchase your own domain name | How to be an advocate for yourself | Top 10 Study Habits | What colleges will expect from you | How to organize your computer desktop | How to use a calendar | PSAT | How to choose your classes wisely | Community service ideas | How to deal with failure | How to stay up on current events | Why writing is so important | How to set up your college board accounts | Khan Academy | How to choose extracurricular activities | World Language requirements | How to set up a meeting with your guidance counselor | Financial Aid considerations | How to brainstorm for a summer job | How to respond to emails appropriately | How to demonstrate early interest in a college | How to manage your time | How to create something with your hands | How to function outside your comfort zone | How to create a goal list | What makes you happy? | etc.

Lesson themes include: (1) advice, (2) deadline reminders, (3) life skills, (4) inspiration, and (5) projects. Most lessons are 5-7 minutes in duration.

If you think your child (and you) would benefit from this weekly mentoring program, please enroll in your selected course from the right margin.

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