At McCallie, we aim to provide boys with opportunities to grow as students, as athletes, as artists, and as young men. McCallie Men represent a broad range of personalities, skills, and abilities, and our goal is to listen to and then guide each student along his own path to success. For approximately 15% of our boarding students, their experience with us centers on an additional year of college preparation in the high school setting of McCallie. While several students choose to reclassify in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, McCallie also enrolls a limited number of postgraduate (PG) students who have earned a diploma from another high school. In short, PGs are students who found success in their first four years of high school, and they seek an additional year of growth and preparation before college.
PGs join our senior class each fall and take a full course load during both semesters. McCallie’s advanced curriculum allows PG students to continue their academic progress without having to repeat any courses from their previous years of high school, and our academic advisors provide guidance to each PG student in selecting courses that best fit his needs and interests. This includes two courses in McCallie’s college-style senior English Electives, as well as participation in our two-week experiential learning program known as Tornado Term.
Beginning as soon as they receive admission to McCallie, PGs will work with our college counseling team to assess where they are in the process, identify their goals and aspirations, and help them integrate into our college application environment.