Summer and Fall 2019

Summer and Fall 2019 New Developments

SUMMER SEMESTER CLASSES (Bi-weekly over 6 Week Semester)

CREATIVE WRITER IN YOU – starts June 17 through July 31st    SOCIAL SKILLS AWARENESS – starts June 26 through August 9th

CREATIVE WRITER IN YOU:  Introduction to Fiction and Prose Writing

Students will learn the elements of effective prose – from plot and setting to characters and imagery – to create vivid and engaging short stories or essays. Students will sharpen their writing skills and strengthen their understanding of craft. Students will engage in good writing practices that will enable them to produce, edit, and polish works of fiction.  Page One: Thinking About Reading is a pre-requisite.

SOCIAL SKILLS AWARENESS (available to students 16 years old to 21 years old)

This Social Skills Awareness class is concentrated to develop and enhance social skills; discuss better ways to communicate our ideas and thoughts; learn safe practices with others; recognize the importance of verbal/non-verbal communication in our interpersonal relationships; identify social strengths, and learn how to maintain and grow friendships.

FALL Semester 2019

The Achievement Center at Raritan Valley Community College will introduce new class this Fall Semester

  • College Skills and Strategies 1: (Fall 2019)
  • College Skills and Strategies 2: (Fall 2019)
  • Mathematics and Everyday Life: (Fall 2019)
  • Computer Essentials: (Fall 2019)

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In addition, The Achievement Center is continuing to offer its Social Skills Awareness Class for young adults ages 16 years old to 25 years old June 26th - August 9th 2019

This SIX-WEEK, BI-WEEKLY SUMMER SEMESTER Social Skills Awareness class is concentrated to develop and enhance social skills; how to better communicate our ideas and thoughts; learn safe practices; and recognize the importance of both verbal and non-verbal communication in our interpersonal relationships.  

No matter what age, making friends, creating plans, and navigating social spaces can be a challenge and at times, a daunting task.  This program is designed to remove the barriers, and offer participants an opportunity to create a social skills toolbox which will allow them to express themselves and their interests in a safe environment.  

Each student will participate in group and individual role play exercises designed to practice the skills necessary to grow and maintain healthy relationships.

Please note this is not a behavioral intervention therapy group. It is designed for our students to gain confidence and work towards emotional and social well-being.

We will Ask and Explore the Big Questions:

·        How and challenges to friendships?  How to plan out activities together?

·        How do we show empathy and equality in those relationships?

·        How do we maintain them and create growth?

Ready to Achieve?

This bi-weekly class is held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3pm to 4:30pm at The Achievement Center (Arts Building – Room A-25) on the campus of Raritan Valley Community College.   Start date is Wednesday, June 26. 

Cost for the semester is $500 (12 classes).    No transportation will be provided.    Deadline for sign-up is June 1, 2019 (based enrollment availability)

To learn more information or request an application and set up an interview for the program, please contact Bob Hulit at 732-666-4781; email us at bobh@thearcofsomerset.org; or visit us at www.thearcofsomerset.org

Please refer to our Tuition Policy in regards to payment deadlines.

To learn more information or request an application and set up an interview for the program, please contact Bob Hulit at 732-666-4781 or email us at bobh@thearcofsomerset.org.


This Fall, over 30 students (incoming and returning students) continued their post secondary education registering for both our Achievement Center classes, and inclusive classes at RVCC.