College Counseling Seminars
During the 2nd quarter, juniors are required to meet with a college counselor once a week in a non-credit, non-graded class called Junior Seminar. In addition to giving the students an overview of the roughly 18-month-long college search process, counselors instruct students in the basics of SATs and ACTs, test prep, colleges, universities, college guide books, valuable Web sites, campus visits, interviews, applications and financial aid.
During the first quarter, seniors are required to meet with a college counselor once a week in a non-credit, non-graded class called Senior Seminar. After having spent the summer visiting colleges and refining their “working list” of colleges to which they think they want to apply, seniors learn to write strong college essays, assemble applications, confirm teachers for college recommendations, send test scores to colleges, register (if necessary) with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse, apply for financial aid, and verify that their applications are complete at the colleges to which they have applied.