High School & Beyond

Still time to sign up for this summer!

Dear Graduating 8th Graders and Parents,

Now that you have a better idea of where you will be going next year, it is time to start getting ready for high school!

The Chaucer Drive Study Center runs a week long summer program appropriately called High School & Beyond. I will be helping to direct the program and is has proven to be very beneficial to previous WA students.

If you would like to learn more about it, there is more information below.

You can still sign up at www.chaucercenter.net, but spaces are running out and all applications are due by April 15th!

Let me know if you have any questions.


Mr. Hoff

Why High School & Beyond?

As you begin high school, college may seem like something in the far distant future. It is not. Before long, you will be taking the SAT, going to college fairs, and poring meticulously over applications. Your options in choosing colleges will be determined by your performance in high school, which begins with your freshman year. A smart entering 9th grader will begin planning his high school career before he even walks through the school doors on the first day of class.

High School & Beyond is a program designed to help responsible students make the most of their high school years and maximize their college opportunities. It makes use of a well-crafted curriculum combining lectures, readings, discussions, strategy games, and team sports. The program challenges students to think critically and to establish goals and pursue them energetically.

High School & Beyond also emphasizes the need to grow in character at the same time as one develops one’s intellectual life. The program promotes the idea that one’s high school career should be seen not only as an opportunity to pursue self-development, but also, and more importantly, as an opportunity to learn to put one’s talents at the service of others—in short, to become a leader.

Background & Info


High School and Beyond is for incoming freshmen only.


The fee for the seminar is $495 covering room, board, and the seminars. Partial scholarships are available.


June 5th-11th


Activities for the week include daily mass, seminars, mentoring, team sports, hiking, swimming, night games, a movie, and a talent show!


Featherock Conference Center (www.featherock.net)


Applications are due by April 15th, 2017. Acceptances will be emailed out by April 30th, 2017. Applicants will be admitted by a selection committee. An interview may be required at a sponsoring study center (Wingren, Montevista, or Chaucer). Click on the REGISTER button below to apply.

Some pictures from High School & Beyond

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