College PrepWe prepare our students for colleges in a variety of ways, primarily by modeling our program after colleges and giving students a good deal of independence in their learning. Like most colleges, our classes do not meet every day. There is time between classes to do research and complete assignments independently. This time between classes is important for processing information, rooting in the long-term memory, forming opinions about the concepts, building the ability to think critically by considering the relationships between new information and prior knowledge.

Like college, Chrysalis students  choose the classes they want to take, the teacher, the time of day, and how they will cover the required material. They can choose textbooks, movies, games, computer simulations, field trips, or field experiences to complete their coursework. They challenge themselves with the pace and depth of their study, and learn to be independent and prioritize their workload. Once in college students need to know how long it will take to complete an assignment, how well they will do on a given style of assignment, and manage their time and resources accordingly. By getting to know themselves as learners at Chrysalis, our students are well prepared for these challenges.

The relationship between teacher and student at Chrysalis also reflects the college model. College students need to see their teachers as partners, be unafraid to ask for guidance, and advocate for themselves when topics or assignments are unclear. Chrysalis students are used to this type of relationship and seek out college instructors during their office hours for critical assistance, giving them another advantage over students who have seen their teachers as adversaries. College students need to be able to assess their own learning style in relation to a teacher’s style. They should know if they should drop that one impossible class in college to make the others more manageable. While at Chrysalis, our students are encouraged to evaluate why a course may or may not work for them. Knowing themselves is perhaps the most powerful tool for their future learning.

Our graduates Pursuing their Passion.

Colleges that Chrysalis Graduates have been Accepted to or Attended.

 

  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy
  • Arizona State University
  • Art Institute of Portland
  • Art Institute of Seattle
  • American University, Paris
  • Amherst College
  • Bates Technical College
  • Belmont University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Blanche Macdonald
  • Boise State University
  • Brooks Institute of Photography
  • Brown University
  • California College of the Arts
  • California Lutheran University
  • California Maritime Academy
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • California State University, Chico
  • Central Washington University
  • Chapman University
  • Colorado College
  • Concordia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Culinary Institute of Arizona
  • Digipen Institute of Technology
  • Duke University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Ecola Bible College
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Evergreen State College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida State University
  • George Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Hofstra University
  • Humboldt State University
  • Indiana University
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • The Juilliard School
  • KCP International Language Institute
  • Landmark College
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Lehigh University
  • Linfield College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Middlebury College
  • Montana State University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Nazareth College
  • New College of Florida
  • New School University
  • New York Fashion Institute
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwest College of Art
  • Northwest Nazarene University
  • Northwest University
  • Occidental College
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Prescott College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Roanoke College
  • Saint Martin’s University
  • San Francisco Academy of Arts
  • San Francisco School of Design
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Santa Monica College
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • South Virginia University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southwestern University
  • Stanford University
  • Sweet Briar College
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Trinity Lutheran College
  • University of Advanced Technology
  • University of Arizona
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Denver
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Idaho, Moscow
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Miami
  • University of Montana
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Portland
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of the Redlands
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Texas
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Wyoming
  • Vancouver Film School
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
  • Westmont College
  • Whitman College
  • Whittier College
  • Whitworth University
  • William Esper Studio for Acting
  • Willamette University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Wyoming Technical College
  • Yale University
  • Yavapai College