The founding of Landmark College revolutionized education for students with learning differences (LD) such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism or executive function challenges. More than 35 years later, Landmark’s uniquely designed living-learning model provides this population of college students with the most comprehensive support system, in and out of the classroom.
The post-pandemic future is bringing another revolution to Landmark College with the launch of a new brand for its online programs, LC Online, and new online offerings that cater to not only high school and college students with LD, but the educators who work with them.
“We’ve already had success with online dual enrollment courses for high school students and an online post-baccalaureate certificate for educators,” says Mark DiPietro, vice president for marketing & communication. “The pandemic outbreak really pushed us to make more of our undergraduate programming available online.”
College START is the newest offering. This first year of college experience includes a “virtual residence hall” to help students get a feel for living on campus as they take courses that can earn as many as 24 credits toward a degree. DiPietro says a fully online Associate of Arts in General Studies is now under development as well.
The College also continues to roll out new majors for its on-campus, undergraduate program in Putney, Vermont. Bachelor’s degrees in Life Science, Studio Art, Psychology and Communications have all been introduced during the past five years.
“Whatever a student’s academic goals might be, we offer a path to help them be successful,” DiPietro says.