Services

 

Service Options

 
 

FRESHMAN PACKAGE

Services begin any time during the freshman year and include academic guidance counseling plus college admissions counseling as detailed below. Regular meetings occur throughout the freshman and sophomore years to provide guidance counseling services and to lay the foundation for college admission. Intensive college admissions counseling begins in the junior year.

SOPHOMORE PACKAGE

Services begin any time during the freshman year and include academic guidance counseling plus college admissions counseling as detailed below. Regular meetings occur throughout the freshman and sophomore years to provide guidance counseling services and to lay the foundation for college admission. Intensive college admissions counseling begins in the junior year.

JUNIOR PACKAGE

Services begin any time during the junior year and include academic guidance counseling plus college admissions counseling as detailed below. This is the year during college admissions counseling becomes intensive.

SENIOR PACKAGE

Services begin after the completion of the junior year and include academic guidance counseling plus college admissions counseling as detailed below. College admissions counseling begins immediately, is intensive and takes the forefront of our work.

 

Summary of Services

Included in all packages are academic guidance counseling in addition to college admissions counseling services.

ACADEMIC GUIDANCE COUNSELING

  • Guidance and monitoring of academic performance
  • Strategies for academic success
  • Recommendations for selection of core and elective coursework
  • Implementation of an Educational Plan
  • Recommendations for extracurricular involvements during the school year and summer
  • Assistance with teacher relationships
  • Guidance in social relationships
  • Identification of problem areas
  • Recommendations concerning an educational evaluation where appropriate
  • Guidance in requesting accommodations for school-based and standardized testing
  • Recommendations for community service
  • Initial development of a college resume
  • Initial development of a “claim-to-fame”

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COUNSELING

  • Evaluation of transcripts, GPA, curriculum and test scores
  • Discovery and development of specialized talent areas
  • Student and Parent Questionnaires to facilitate in-depth understanding of family needs and preferences
  • Consultation regarding SAT I & II and ACT testing
  • Recommendations for test preparation and tutoring
  • Creation of a personalized testing schedule
  • Design of a unique academic and extracurricular identity
  • Advertising student’s unique identity to college representatives
  • Strategizing to ensure student stands out in the crowd of applicants
  • Showcasing of talents and highlighting abilities
  • Development of initial college list after extensive research on various schools that may be appropriate
  • Finalizing the college list to include the best fits for your student
  • Recommendations on visiting schools and making contacts
  • Assistance with writing and editing multiple essays — not just well-written essays, but essays that win the attention of college reps
  • Guidance in constructing portfolios for showcasing talent areas
  • Creation of marketing materials to get the attention of college coaches for athletic recruitment
  • Guidance in gathering letters of recommendation
  • Assistance in the completion of all applications — each one is proofread before submission
  • Preparation for the interview process
  • Overall organization and structuring around college deadlines
  • Assistance in communication with college representatives
  • Help in making the final decision senior year
  • Parental guidance, communication and support throughout