High School Excellence Course

Study Skills and Cognitive Skills

Learn to Learn

Grades 7-12

Fun, Challenging Brain Games

Effective Note Taking

Advanced Study Skills

Dynamic Group Sessions

Optional Individual Sessions

Covers ALL School Subjects

Reading Strategies

Focus, Memory, Endurance

Test Anxiety Reduction

Case Study #1 - Unseen

A middle school student is doing well in all classes, showing some very minor academic gaps but not enough to be on her teacher's radar. This student is starting to develop test anxiety, especially in math. Left unchecked, this will be a serious challenge for her in high school.

Case Study #2 - Too Much Effort

A high school student with excellent grades, who spends copious hours pouring over assignments and rereading materials, doesn't ever know when studying should end. Inefficient study techniques like he is developing will escalate until he is overwhelmed, stressed, and loses confidence in his abilities.

Case Study #3 - Too Little Effort

A student has excellent grades and never has to study. Everything comes pretty easy so far. Eventually this student will encounter a class that requires some serious effort. The lack of study skills will hit hard. Before college, students need to learn, practice, and hone superior study skills. Professors will expect that students have this foundation and will not be able to re-teach the basics.

Fall 1 2022

Saturdays 9:00am - 10:45am (7-8th grades)

Saturdays 9:00am - 11:30am (9-12th grades)

September 24 - October 15


Fall 2 2022

Saturdays 9:00am - 10:45am (7-8th grades)

Saturdays 9:00am - 11:30am (9-12th grades)

October 22 - November 12

Fall 3 2022

Saturdays 9:00am - 10:45am (7-8th grades)

Saturdays 9:00am - 11:30am (9-12th grades)

November 19 - December 17

*Students may take this course multiple times.

They will continue to build and strengthen skills as the school year progresses and apply these skills to their schoolwork. 

Susan Joy Education by Design

Course Description

High School Excellence is an elite prep course customized to equip students grades 7 - 12 with the skills needed to be successful in high school, competitive on college applications, and strategically suited for career planning.

Each session is personalized to the student's learning stye and high school/collegiate goals.

Group sessions include hands-on activities to boost cognitive skills, enabling students to think and learn efficiently.

The group setting enhances intrinsic motivation, creative thinking, confidence, and public speaking skills. Students also learn networking skills and build dynamic friendships.

The Schedule

Session 1: How the Brain Works (improving memory & learning)

Session 2: Note Taking, Time Management, Organization

Session 3: Reading Skills (improving focus & memory)

Session 4: Study Skills (test preparation, anxiety, finals)

*Each session is further customized to cover additional topics the students are interested in, such as math challenges or personal Q&A.

*Many students consider this course for test taking help specifically. Even though testing skills are noted in session 4, each week builds skills that are needed for successful test preparation. 


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Your student is unique. Their education should be as well. We want to help them achieve all their academic goals, build confidence, and enjoy learning! Call or come in and see how we can make this year great!

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