Year-Round Program

The PFD Academy year-round program will not only teach each student the study skills they need to compete on the collegiate level, but on a weekly basis each student is shown how to implement each valuable skill into their everyday academic life. Not only are they shown how to implement but held accountable on a weekly basis.

Program Facts:

  • PFD students have an average GPA of 3.5 or higher after being in the program for 1 year or longer.
  • 85% of all PFD graduates that attended PFD for 3 years or longer were accepted into a 4-year university and held a 3.0 GPA or higher beginning in their freshman year.

Program Length

  • All year-round programs begin in September until the end of May. Students meet once a week for 2 hours.
  • Saturday classes are periodically assigned for various reasons. PSAT/SAT practice tests, High School Exit Exam practice test.

Location

  • Class location will be determined by the number of students that register.

Program Cost

  • PFD Academy is $150 registration fee plus $100 tuition fee per month. The first month will cost $150 for this reason.

How to Get Started

  • Fill out application wizard at bottom of page and select Year-Round Program.
  • PFD Academy will call you to set up a phone interview.
  • Complete registration packet and pay tuition.

  • Year-Long Syllabus

    All Classes meet Once a Week for 2 hours and begin with:

    • Brain Teasers
    • Word du Jour
    • Etymology
    • Weekly Words

    September

    • Week 1: First Day of PFD - Welcome-PFD Rules
    • Week 2: Effective Agenda Use
    • Week 3: Effective Note-Taking

    October

    • Week 4: Study Skills and Habits
    • Week 5: Test Taking 1 & 2
    • Week 6: Test Taking 3 & 4
    • Week 7: Reading Notes part 1 - Grade Check

    November

    • Week 8: Reading Notes part 2
    • Week 9: Character Development
    • Week 10: Reading Comprehension - Grade Check
    • Week 11: NO PFD (Thanksgiving) - PSAT/SAT Practice Test

    December

    • Week 12: Proofreading 1 & 2
    • Week 13: Procrastination 1 & 2
    • Week 10: Procrastination 3 & 4 - Grade Check
    • Week 15: NO PFD (Christmas Break)

    January

    • Week 16: Agenda Use, Review
    • Week 17: Effective Listening
    • Week 18: Group Discussions
    • Week 19: HW Help - Grade Check - PSAT/SAT Practice Test

    February

    • Week 20: How to Ask Questions
    • Week 21: Critical Thinking
    • Week 22: Character Development
    • Week 23: Writing Skills - Grade Check

    March

    • Week 24: Writing Skills
    • Week 25: Life Skills
    • Week 26: Character Development
    • Week 27: Prioritizing & Decision Making - Grade Check

    April

    • Week 28: PFD Prep
    • Week 29: Scholarship Search
    • Week 30: Easter (No Class)
    • Week 31: Resumé (Basic) - Grade Check

    May

    • Week 32: Job Interview Skills Syllabus
    • Week 33: Guest Speaker - Grade Check
    • Week 34: Public Speaking with Dr. Schramm
    • Week 35: Public Speaking with Dr. Schramm
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