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Alumni Family Programs

"Not only am I a parent, I am a partner of the Elon Academy."           –Beta class parent
 
Family partnerships with the Elon Academy do not end with high school graduation. Instead, the Elon Academy shifts its focus from college ACCESS to college SUCCESS. With nearly one quarter of United States first generation college students not returning to college for a second year, admission to college is not a guarantee of graduating from college.
 
To continue to provide individualized information and support to our alumni families, we invite them to several events each year. The Transition to College Retreat is held on Elon’s campus in the summer after high school graduation. Families come together to learn about and discuss important topics such as finances, campus safety, and the emotional experience of sending a student to college. Families also benefit from a panel of alumni parents who have current college scholars.
 
The Alumni Holiday Luncheon, held on campus in December, is another opportunity for families of college scholars to reconnect and share experiences, as well as receive important information about financial aid, supporting their scholar’s adjustment to campus life, and planning for summer break.