While a student’s official introduction to the College Counseling program occurs in the fall of Junior year, we know that preparation for college begins much earlier. Flint Hill’s Upper School structure, curriculum and advisory system ensure that students begin their high school careers with the right foundation to effectively position them for the college search and application processes.
Freshman are introduced to Naviance college and career readiness software and complete interest inventories.
Sophomores can explore standardized testing through the PSAT and ACT Aspire, and play “The GPA Game,” an interactive game that educates students on the factors that impact admission decisions.
Juniors take the PSAT and begin to attend events as part of our formal programming, including:
- Junior Family College Night – annually in November
- Family Conferences – one-on-one meetings hosted during the spring semester
- Junior Seminars – school day sessions covering different aspects of the college search, hosted annually in the spring
- College Conference for Juniors – a school day program that features workshops led by college admission officers and Flint Hill college counselors
Essay Writing Workshops are also offered in English classes during the spring.
Seniors focus on the college application process and the transition to college. Senior/Parent Night provides an overview of the application process, which is then supported by a broad range of resources provided by our team:
- Application timelines and individual Senior Check-in Meetings keep students on track.
- Our application review process allows students to share their applications with the College Counseling team before they are submitted to their colleges of choice. This resource enables students to leverage our previous experience in college admission to refine their applications.
- Senior Seminars provide further education to students about the application process and student life issues.