At COW, we provide a period of intense academic instruction, exposure to motivational and uplifting experiences, and opportunities for individualized leadership development and execution, in the disciplined college environment at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).
Instruction will be provided to improve grammar, syntax, spelling, vocabulary, literary analysis, and public speaking. We administer diagnostic tests for mathematical skills, which will enable the instructors to concentrate on the individual needs of the student, and to alert students of their strengths and weaknesses. Instruction will be provided in the area of career exploration and analysis of educational skills required for various occupations.
Students will be helped to discover the enjoyment to be found in the out-of-doors and in nature. Extensive wilderness experiences will be arranged to challenge students to face and conquer their fears of the new and unknown, and to develop an appropriate level of trust of peers and responsible leaders. Weekly meetings with visiting professionals from all walks of life will be held.