Browse and Register for CPE Programs

If you have any questions, please call 973.720.3698 or email

« Back to Programs

July 16 - 21:Summer Transition: College Bound Students w/ Learning Disabilities Gr. 11-12 (Resident)

High School Summer Transition Program for Students with Learning Disabilities


One Week Pre-College Summer Residential Program at William Paterson University


Planning for Your Future: Thinking About Life After High School

This program provides students with IEPs and/or 504 plans the opportunity to experience WPU, learn skills that are necessary for a successful transition into college, and develop career readiness skills. Students will learn about the purpose of IEPs and 504 plans, the difference between modifications and accommodations, the importance of notetaking and study skills, and learn the difference between high school and college modifications and accommodations in special education. There will also be a residential component for students who are considering living away from home.


Students will be given the opportunity to participate in two workshops throughout the course of their day:


Academic and Life Skills Readiness: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The objective of this course is to help students identify their strengths and weaknesses in their academic coursework. Students will gain personal and professional skills and attributes which will allow them to enjoy an independent lifestyle and compete in competitive work environments.


During this course, students will learn and practice the following skills:

· Effective and efficient study and note-taking skills

· Time management through prioritizing tasks

· Critical thinking skills

· Personal Money Management

· Communication skills, conflict resolution techniques, self-advocacy skills

· Learn the difference between high school and college regarding modifications and accommodations in special education

· End-of-course Personal Accomplishment Presentation


Academic Writing for College: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This course emphasizes the writing process and concentrates on the organization and development of ideas in written form. Correct language usage, research skills, document presentation, and public speaking skills are covered. Particular attention is given to writing techniques that will enable students to communicate successfully in various tasks.


Residence Hall Experience:

The Residence Hall Experience for high school students enrolled in our Pre-College Program offers the opportunity to prepare not only for academic success but also have the opportunity to experience what it would be like to live in a dorm. Evening programs provide a chance to dine in our cafeteria, exercise in our facilities, complete homework assignments with a study group, and participate in organized tasks with college students as mentors. Students will have personalized evening programs and can also join our larger on-campus groups for other activities. This program is highly supervised and monitored by our trained supervisors.


All Meals Provided (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner): Students will be allowed to foster social interaction and relationships, as well as hone their independence skills. The cost of meals will be included for all students.

(More information to follow after registration)


NOTE: Program ends at NOON on Friday the 21st 


Date: Sunday, July 16th to Friday, July 21, 2023

Fee: $1,600


Disclaimer: courses are subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.


Instructor : Cindy Simon
Dates : 07/16/23 to 07/21/23
Days : Sun,Mon,Tues,Weds,Thu,Fri
From : 09:00:00 - 21:00:00
Fee : $1600.00
Course Number : HS-004

Class is unavailable at this time please call 973-720-2354 for more information or other course options

« Back to Programs