For over twelve years the Milestone Institute has been successfully providing high-quality, student-centred education and academic enrichment for high school students. Our unique educational philosophy ensures the intellectual development of our students. The Milestone Advising Programme combines our exceptional approach and experience in an intensive, personalized 10-week course.
The student will participate in a 10-week long “Advising Sprint” (may participate in several “sprints” in a row). During this time, they will meet weekly with a highly experienced senior Milestone mentor who will support them in achieving their personal educational goals.
At entry student decides what they want to focus on during the programme, whether it is orientation, preparing for university admissions or building their university portfolio. Advising meetings are centred around the student’s individual educational needs in the form of tailored tips and suggestions.
The Milestone Institute firmly believes in using project-based work to support our students in achieving their educational goals. The project work is completed by the student by week 9, with feedback from their mentor to aid further developing their project.
The Milestone Advising Programme provides students the opportunity to participate in one or several consecutive Advising Sprints.
Together, we aim to explore the student’s personal intellectual interests and passions. A strong emphasis is placed on matching ambitions with individual abilities and strengths. Ongoing career guidance is provided throughout the programme.
We strive to ensure that our students’ portfolios are complete, complex and logically structured, as profile building is a multi-stage process in the programme. We provide strategic advice to support our students’ academic and extra-curricular development in order to build their profile. In addition to knowledge and skill development, we also provide guidance on internships, volunteering, activism and research.
The advising may also cover university and vocational choices. We also offer support in writing cover letters and admission essays. We can support the student’s development by practising personal interview situations and sharing strategies for preparing for entrance tests.
Week 1 – Orientation and advisor allocation
Weeks 2-3 – Diagnostics and planning of major deliverable
Week 4-8 – Core advising period
Week 9 – Submission of major deliverable
Week 10 – Parental meeting to present and discuss progress report
Kick-off session: 45 minutes
Advising: weekly 45 minutes (9 times)
Parental meeting: 2 x 60 minutes (beginning and end of first sprint, may vary in case of second or later sprints)
The Milestone Advising Programme’s tuition fee consists of parts:
contribution towards the Milestone Scholarship Fund at entry;
per Advising Sprint