• 3:45 – 5:15 Study Session
  • 5:15 – 6:00 Dinner
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Seminar

This year, Sauganash will provide individually packaged catered dinners for those interested.  Participants are also welcome to bring their own packed dinners.

Please note: All Launch seminars for the 2020-21 academic year will be offered in-person (with a remote option), however, to allow for more social distancing and to better accommodate remote participants, they will take place at Northridge Preparatory School (8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714).  Click here for more information about Sauganash’s COVID guidelines.

The Big Picture Seminar (Thursdays)

September 17 Making the Most of High School
October 8 Character & Maturity
October 22 Self-Knowledge
November 5 Time Management
November 19 What Colleges are Looking For
December 3 Being a Man of Culture
January 14 Study Habits
January 21 Extracurricular Activities
February 4 Productive Use of Summer
February 18 A Life of Service
March 4 Never Quitting
March 18 Self-Mastery
April 15 Deep Friendship
April 22 Treating Women with Respect
May 6 True Manliness
May 20 Freedom & Happiness


The Professional Seminar (Thursdays)

September 17 Which Career is for You?
October 8 Discovering a Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry
November 19 Let’s Make a Deal: Learning Business
January 21 Planning for a Productive Summer
February 18 A Career in Software Development
March 18 A Walk Down Wall Street: Working in Finance
April 15 Exploring the Law
April 22 Understanding the Medical Profession
May 6 Making Things Work: Engineering


The Professional Seminar (Tuesdays)

September 22 Choosing a Major I
October 20 Choosing a Major II
November 17 Choosing a Major III
December 1 Managing the College Application Process
February 2 Planning For a Productive Summer
February 16 The Art of the Resume I
March 2 The Art of the Resume II
March 16 Learning to Interview
April 13 Mock Interviews

Filling in the Gaps (Tuesdays)

September 22 Relativism: What is Truth?
October 20 Morality & Conscience
November 17 Sexuality & Identity
December 1 Bioethics in the 21st Century
January 26 Soul & Spirit: Do They Matter?
February 16 Creation & Evolution: Where Do We Come From?
March 16 Authority & Freedom: Can We Have Both?
April 13 Marriage & Society
May 11 Reliability of Scripture