Design Your Future
Real World Academy was founded with the belief that every high school student deserves the opportunity to realize their full potential. By delivering affordable college application and career services along with ongoing support, we ensure each student will achieve a successful transition into the real world.
Together we can make a difference. Real World Academy is proud to donate a portion of all service fees to sponsor individuals who are unable to pay for our services. To learn more about our charitable organization, read how we are changing lives.
What we do
Real World Academy provides high school students with 1 on 1 engagement, ongoing information, and exclusive resources to help them realize their full potential in the Real World. More importantly, it provides ongoing counseling and tools to help students succeed in the college application process, and at the institution they choose as they transition from high school senior to college freshman.Learn more about our services
We value the unique nature of each of our clients and client engagements. We are happy to offer a complimentary consultation to determine the best service plan to meet your needs.
We are committed to ensuring that every student has the resources they need to achieve their full potential after high school and realize their dreams.
What students say about RWA
Being part of the Real World Academy taught me many things. It taught me how to be proactive in school by being involved in multiple extracurricular activities. It also taught me to push myself with work. This year I decided to push myself and take 3 AP courses. I think younger high school students should join RWA because it teaches you how to be a successful person.
My experience being in Real World Academy was tremendous because it helped me stay determined, focused, and helped me get out of my comfort zone by taking honors history and AP classes.
Joining RWA helped me to look into taking more advanced classes and make the decision to take 3 Honors classes and 1 AP. And this helped me to challenge myself and has helped prepare me for college. I would recommend RWA to other students because it taught me different things about the college process and to push myself harder in school.
Being a member of RWA has been extremely beneficial to me in the long run sophomore and junior year because it encouraged me to take difficult classes that I didn’t think I could take yet I excelled in them. With the mentorship and leadership of the mentors at RWA, I was able to become more than what I already was and I am forever grateful for their commitment to help their students get ahead in life.
My experience with Real World Morristown has been phenomenal. The program helped me develop crucial skills necessary to succeed in high school, college, and the real world. RWM taught me crucial life skills such as professional email writing and daily homework scheduling. Additionally, I was able to design a professional résumé with the help of peer mentors which undoubtedly helped me get into selective college summer programs. It is also nice to learn about the college application process from students who personally went through it and survived. RWM realizes that high school students learn the most about these matters from current college students and the program provides an opportunity for students to ask questions in a relaxed environment. Between talking about financial aid and networking, we were able to joke around and truly connect as a group. For the last two years, my participation in RWM has significantly improved my understanding of the college admissions process and university life by allowing me to interact with current college students. RWM inspired me to follow my educational passions and provided me with the skills to make my passions a reality.
Ellen McPhillipAssociate Dean at University of Miami
Danielle CodeyCollege Planning Counselor | Adjunct Professor, Montclair State
Guinera CurryHigher Education Professional
Lauren MarkonCareer Services Professional
Sophia KennyGuidance Counselor at Columbia High School
Garth BirchChief Executive Officer
Domenico RandazzoChief Operating Officer
Anthony LongoVice President of Programming and Community Outreach