Post Graduate Program

According to the Education Data Initiative, the first-year college dropout rate in the United States is about 30%. That is college freshmen dropping out before their sophomore year.


Regardless of general statistics, our own experience with our graduates confirms that habits such as creating specific, measurable, timed goals, checking emails daily, communicating with professors, and seeking out resources and accommodations are essential to success in that first semester of freshman year, which in turn leads to better chances of future success. We work with Sphinx Academy juniors and seniors to develop these habits while they take dual-credit classes to increase their chances of success after they graduate high school. We recognize however, that sometimes there is a need for support during that first semester of college, so we added the post-graduate option to our current model. This program is open to both Sphinx Academy high school graduates as well as graduates from other high schools who think they can benefit from such support.


The Post Graduate program would offer students that have already graduated high school additional support. It is ideal for students who have decided to continue on to college but could use extra support with executive functions and related skills.


Students currently enrolled in a college program would be assigned a mentor to meet with twice weekly. One of the meetings would be an individual check-in to determine weekly progress and check goals. The other meeting would be 30 minutes to an hour and focus on building skills related to personal goals. The latter may be conducted individually or in small groups, depending on the topics and needs of students enrolled in the program. Meetings can be held virtually via zoom or in person.


Examples of tasks that our mentors would help with include but are not limited to:

  • enrolling in courses

  • checking emails

  • monitoring the student syllabus weekly

  • time management

  • study skills

  • setting up accommodations

  • advocating to use accommodations

  • building coping mechanisms


Please email jennifer@sphinxacademy.org for more details and any questions about the application process.