College Corner

Senior Advisement

In the first week of school students will receive their Senior Packets outlining important events and highlighting the College Application Process. Please use the Senior Checklist to help you stay on task.

An evening workshop is held for Seniors in the month of September and focuses on the college application process. View the PowerPoint presentation: Senior College Night.

Counselors will meet with Seniors in flex classes during the Fall. Seniors are also invited to work with Counselors on applications, resume, essays, etc. during designated Senior Workshops.  

Junior Advisement

Counselors meet with Juniors during flex classes to go over the college exploration process. View the PowerPoint presentation: Junior College Prep - Class Visit's.

Counselors will also talk to Juniors abotu PSAT preparation, college entrance exams and preparation. View the PowerPoint presentation: Junior College Testing Conversation.

Having trouble navigating through Naviance?  Use this PowerPoint presentation to help guide you: Intro to Naviance for Juniors.

Advisement will continue through flex classes and small group family advisement sessions.

Sophomore Advisement

Counselors meet with Sophomores during flex classes to focus on PSAT preparation. 

In the Fall, Counselors work with students and provide copies of current transcript information to use in conjunction with GPA and decile information. Students are directed to access their Career Cruising accounts to journal about yearend academic goals. View the PowerPoint presentation: Sophomore Goal Setting

Counselors also work with sophomores to develop a resume. A resume is a living document, changing with time. Please encourage your child to update his/her resume periodically to reflect new accomplishments, achievements and experiences. View the PowerPoint for tips on how to prepare a great resume: Creating Your Resume

Where To Go For What You Need To Know ...

The bulletin board outside the School Counseling Office as well as Naviance showcases information concerning important deadlines, scholarships, college visitations, open houses, and special opportunities. Be sure to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse if you are planning on participating in Division I or II sports. Division III sports does not require you to register.

  • NCAA: Clearinghouse with guidelines for student athletes planning on playing Division I or II sports. Website includes academic eligibility, core course requirements, how to obtain clearinghouse registrations materials, recruiting regulations, and questions you should ask when being recruited and more.
     
  • Common Application
     
  • Tuition Break Program: New England regional program for students whose specific major is not offered at a Connecticut state school.
     
  • Colleges That Change Lives: Non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student centered college search process.
     
  • Fair Test: List of colleges/universities that do not require SAT/ACT scores
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