True to 凯时官网’s mission, the College Office strives to offer an individualized and supportive college counseling experience. 同时, the process requires balanced ownership by students, 父母, and the college counselor. 的 main role of the counselor is to help guide students through the process. Students get into college by advocating for themselves, by keeping up with school work, and by being an active part of the process of choosing colleges, 完成应用程序, 和会议的最后期限. 的 process can be fun if each step is done in a timely fashion and with open communication.
Please take advantage of the link below to 凯时官网's 大学咨询 Handbook. This document will take you step-by-step through the college process. It is important that you review it and understand your responsibilities within the process. Please contact me if you would like a hard copy of the Handbook.
在 freshman and sophomore years, college counseling takes the form of sound academic advising. Students are encouraged to take a challenging course load and to recognize that the quality of one’s academic performance at this stage will impact the college admissions experience. Advisors work with underclassmen to reflect on their education both inside and outside of the classroom and encourage students to seek ways to enrich their experience by getting involved in clubs, 凯时官方网站, 艺术, 和服务. Tenth graders will take the PLAN (practice ACT) standardized test, which is designed for sophomores. 的 feedback from this test helps students to gain practice with 标准化考试-taking, 评估学术技能, and encourages students to think ahead to the college process.
初中 take the fall PSAT at 凯时官网 and soon after begin the college process. 的 process is begun by having students complete a Meyer’s Briggs Assessment, 兴趣调查表, and College Office profile form. This information is used by the college counselor to gather background information and push students to reflect on their past high school experience, 人才, 利益, and future goals; it is the centerpiece of a student’s first college meeting. 同时 mid-winter, juniors attend a workshop with the counselor to work on topics such as: researching colleges, 使用Naviance, 标准化考试, what colleges are looking for, 和面试技巧. Parents have the opportunity to meet with the counselor for individual meetings as well as attend a winter workshop. 咨询师, with input from students and 父母, will form a list of prospective colleges prior to March break, at which time families are encouraged to make some campus visits. Vacation weeks a great time in which to invest energy in standardized test preparation offered to students free through 凯时官网’s subscription to Method Test Prep for ACT and SAT.
在 junior-year spring term students will attend a College Fair, 参加ACT或SAT考试, and continue fine-tuning the college list with the guidance of the counselor. In May the college counselor works with English 11 teachers in class to introduce and work on the college essay.
的 senior year is dedicated to the application process itself and completion of standardized test taking. Seniors return to campus a day early in September to attend an “Application Boot Camp” hosted by the college counselor. 之后, students are supported in polishing applications and essays and finalizing the college list. 在 fall over twenty-five colleges will visit 凯时官网 campus to provide an opportunity for our students to meet with college admission counselors. In October 父母 are invited to attend a financial aid information session to learn about the intricacies of that separate application process. Students are free to meet with the counselor as often as needed throughout the fall. As the needs of each student will differ, the counselor strives to support each student in a manner and at a level appropriate for each individual.