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College

Counseling

Our College Counseling Office will be staffed with college counselors to work to ensure students matriculate to a college or university suited to their personalities and passions. A personalized higher education plan will be created for every Jewish Academy Student beginning Fall of their Freshman Year. Counselors will meet with students to track students progress throughout their educational career.

TIMELINE

Freshmen & Sophomores

- Beginning in the ninth grade, a series of class meetings for students and evening programs for parents is offered to inform families about the college search and application processes.

- Freshmen students and parents attend “The Road Ahead” program during the spring semester where college planning resources are introduced laying the foundation for a successful college admissions journey.

- The College Counseling Office is open to underclassmen on an as-needed basis. Common questions concern standardized testing, summer programs and course scheduling. Through partnerships with advisory, college counselors are available to all underclassmen to answer any and all questions during the first two years of high school.

Juniors

- Individual college counseling assignments occur during the fall semester of junior year. The kickoff event, our College Admissions Forum, will provides juniors and their parents in-depth insights into the admission process. The process will include frequent meetings between counselors, students and parents, along with continued class meetings, workshops and evening programs.

- Juniors will attend the College Fair, where representatives from colleges will speak to students about their application requirements

Seniors

The College Counseling Office will hold a series of senior workshops aiding students in all aspects of the college application process including composing effective personal statements and supplemental essays, completing the Common Application and applying for financial aid and scholarships.- Juniors will attend the College Fair, where representatives from colleges will speak to students about their application requirements