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Focus on Excellence strives to teach our scholars self-sufficiency ,self-control and self-reliance through the challenges of travel and personal growth. Rising sophomores with a GPA of 3.6 or higher, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.9 or higher participate in a two to three week summer adventure.  Adventurers discover new skills while hiking, camping, climbing, rafting and completing community service projects.

Adventures are provided by Bold Earth Teen Adventures ( They have provided teen camping experiences to over 15,000 teens for over 39 years.

Rising Seniors who have a GPA of over 4.0 and have already completed a summer adventure within the continental U.S. may choose from several foreign destinations.

Optional alternative programs include:

  • Summer school at Exeter Academy (New Hampshire)
  • Summer school at Cushing Academy (Massachusetts)
  • Summer school at Choate Rosemary Hall (Connecticut)
  • The Experiment in International Living (Overseas)
  • AFS International (Overseas)

All of these alternative programs offer some financial assistance and Focus on Excellence will provide $3,500 towards the cost. However, students and their parents are on their own with regard to admission, arranging financial assistance, and travel arrangements.