Post Graduate Year (PG2)

Centreville Layton School’s Post Graduate & Personal Growth Program (PG2) is designed to instill high school graduates with the direction, confidence, and independence needed to navigate their next steps in life. College courses, vocational experiences, instruction in interpersonal skills, and cooperative cultural and social activities will provide PG2 students with opportunities to explore interests, discern personal value systems, and deepen professional, personal, and practical awareness. This experience will encourage students to develop real-world preparedness, so they can claim their place in an ever-changing world.

Post Graduate

  • Transferable college credits
  • Focus on developing active learning and self-advocacy skills
  • Training in strategic, adaptive, and innovative technologies to enhance active learning and strong studentship
  • Small class size and formal academic support program (advisory, mentoring, and tutoring)

Personal Growth

  • Emphasis on personal responsibilities, teamwork, independent living, and good citizenship
  • Develop communication, cooperation, decision making, problem-solving, leadership, and conflict management skills
  • Vocational, social, and cultural experiences
  • Physical and emotional health and wellness (gym membership, support from a clinical psychologist)

Post Graduate Work

The PG2 program provides intensive academic support to students as they begin their path towards obtaining a college degree and finding a satisfying career. Through a partnership with a local university, PG2 students attend classes and earn college credits.

Strengthen Post Graduate Skills

  • Academic, organizational, and social proficiencies
  • Complete and submit college assignments
  • Communicate with the instructor and peers
  • Manage time, materials, and assignments independently using personal planning tools
  • Utilize campus resources (writing center, library, student center)
  • Navigate student information systems

Personal Growth

The PG2 program offers a unique and interactive learning experience for recent high school graduates as they transition from dependence to independence. Emphasis is placed on identifying each student’s knowledge of executive functioning strengths and challenges as well as continuing to foster the development of their sense of self and their place in the community and the world.

Strengthen Personal Growth Skills

  • Connection between physical and emotional health (meditation and mindfulness)
  • Discussions: self-worth, procrastination, mental health, education, memory, processing, compassion, and life purpose.
  • Practice stewardship
  • Create community
  • Practice cooperation, patience, and team work
  • Take responsibility: do real, hands-on work and see the outcome (gardening & animal care)
  • Real-life application of executive functioning (paying bills, maintaining a budget, making and keeping appointments, etc.)
  • Develop the skills to tend a garden from seed to harvest


Centreville Layton School has established a variety of internships through partnerships with local businesses. Students gain real world work experience with exposure to different aspects of the workplace environment. Internship placements are based on the students’ individual interests and strengths. Students are also responsible for several campus and community initiatives from developing gardening skills at a local greenhouse to strengthening the appreciation of animals through caring for their well being.

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Our son learned the valuable skills of teamwork, patience and perseverance during his time at Centreville Layton as well as the academic strategies to move forward into a typical high school setting. Centreville Layton strikes a great balance of family-like warmth and discipline in a beautiful country setting.

Jan B.
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This past year has been completely transformational for our daughter and her positive strides have been noticeable both at home and at school. She is growing into the best version of herself and her teachers at CLS have played a significant role in her progress.

Michelle L.
Middle School parent

This year, I’ve learned to understand that acceptance is greatly appreciated but difficult to find. Compared to where I came from, CLS houses some of the most accepting people that I’ve ever met. I am thankful for every little act of kindness shown towards me or even towards another student. They have not gone unnoticed.


We’re prepared for this because we’ve learned how to work hard, solve problems, be independent, happy, responsible and kind to all.


The support from my teachers taught me not just reading and writing, but to embrace who I am, to learn from my mistakes and grow because of them.