During the school year, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students attend weekly, mandatory after-school classes. These classes are complementary to the high school curriculum and are designed to prepare students for the academic demands of college. Students strengthen their core reading, writing and presentation skills, and develop the “soft skills” – punctuality, self-discipline and accountability – that will help them succeed in school and in life. Seniors attend Senior Seminar, focusing on the nuts and bolts of the college application and financial aid processes. Once this work is completed, seniors explore topics that will help them make a smooth transition to their freshman year of college, including budgeting, time management, and responsible decision-making.