Early Guidance Programs – 9th & 10th grade
Designed for freshmen and sophomores who want to ensure their academic and extracurricular programs lead to a successful college application process before the spring semester of the junior year. With his or her family, the student meets with a counselor to create an action plan that covers course selection, recommendations for improved study methods, in-school and summer activities and organization tools. The student works closely with the counselor throughout the school year to solve academic problems, refine and update personal goals, while receiving support and motivation.
Comprehensive Guidance – 11th & 12th grade
These programs are designed for students who want to build a relationship with an independent counselor and need the assistance to cover multiple aspects of the college admissions process. After the Initial Consultation, we will guide and support the student in the following areas:
- Identify the student’s passions and interests, and create a plan to develop them.
- Provide a thorough explanation of the student’s record from the perspective of a selective college board of admissions
- Evaluate the student’s academic and extracurricular history-including transcript, test scores and “Brag Sheet” and create academic and extracurricular plans
- Discuss circumstances and/or personal issues which have affected academic and personal history, and work to solve those problems
- Create a one-year strategic plan including calendars for testing, recommendations of coursework, activities, summer experiences, community service and internships.
All comprehensive guidance programs are customized for the student’s individual needs and will complement services offered by his or her school counselor. The following programs differ on the amount of time needed to prepare a student’s applications to colleges:
Program for Juniors
Six 60-minute sessions: three scheduled during junior year and three during senior year. Also, there are 30 minutes of weekly non-scheduled correspondence time.
***Recommended for students who need help refining specific elements of the college search process or the college application.
Program for Juniors and Seniors
Eight (seniors) or twelve (juniors) 60-minute sessions with 30 minutes of weekly non-scheduled correspondence time during junior and/or senior year.
***Recommended for students who need help with academic planning, college search and completing college applications.
Intensive Program for Juniors and Seniors
Time: Eighteen (seniors) or twenty-three (juniors) 60-minute sessions, with 60 minutes of weekly non-scheduled correspondence time.
Other Programs for Seniors:
For seniors who do not need guidance and support in other areas, we will thoroughly evaluate all aspects of the college application prior to submission. This preliminary assessment will help identify any “red flags” (problems, omissions, inconsistencies, unanswered questions, etc.) that may hinder a student’s chances of admission. The counselor will review all findings and make suggestions for improvement with the student and his or her family.
The Athletics Program is designed for student athletes who plan to compete inter-collegiately in NCAA Division I, II or III. This program combines athletic recruitment with college admissions counseling. Our counselor will interview the student and his or her parents to clarify needs and goals, evaluate the student’s competitive athletics history by reviewing videotapes, solicit coach evaluations, analyze performance statistics, observe the student’s playing skills first-hand, assess athletic goals, explain the role athletics will play in the admissions process, match the student with the appropriate athletics level (Division I, II or III), assist in preparing the Athletic Brag Sheet and highlight reel, guide the student in obtaining letters of recommendation and discuss college options after acceptances are received.