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High School

College and Career




 

The final piece of an Eastern Christian education focuses on the “Transforming the World” aspect of our mission.

Our philosophy is to encourage thoughtful, wise, and God-centered decision-making and goal setting by helping students to understand their gifts, personalities, interests, and values. The events that are supported by the College and Career Office are a specific part of the 4-year plan, which is the framework for our academic and career advising program. To learn more about the 4-year plan, click here.

Following is an outline of the services and events provided by the College and Career Office for juniors and seniors. Students of all grade levels, however, are encouraged to speak with the Counselor as necessary.

Junior Parent Night in February: Juniors and parents are invited to attend this event in which specific information about the college process is presented.

Junior Meetings: The College and Career Counselor meets with all juniors individually during their spring semester. Parents are invited to attend via a letter in January or February. Meetings are typically held during school hours, but morning, afternoon, and evening meetings may be arranged upon request. Meetings include:

  • Administration and interpretation of one or more career inventories.
  • Discussion about possible career options
  • Discussion of related majors and minors and/or training programs
  • Strategic tips regarding the college search process
  • Discussion of financial implications
  • Creation of an individualized standardized testing program (SAT and/or ACT)
  • Discussion of application procedures (early action, early decision, necessary forms, etc.)
  • Recommendations letters
  • Discussion of senior schedule
  • College and Career Office procedures (required forms, transcript requests, etc.)

College Application Night: The College and Career Counselor hosts this event in late September or early October to review the basics of the application process with seniors and parents.

Senior Meetings: The College and Career Counselor meets with all seniors individually during their fall semester. Parents are invited to attend via a letter in August or September. Meetings are typically held during school hours, but morning, afternoon, and evening meetings may be arranged upon request. Meetings include:

  • A review of items discussed during junior meetings
  • Administration and interpretation of one or more career inventories.
  • Review final list of colleges
  • Application progress, completion, and questions
  • Essay critique (optional)
  • Review of test scores – recommendations presented
  • Financial aid and scholarship procedures (FAFSA, CSS Profile, etc.)
  • Follow up on overall progress

Financial Aid Night: We invite a financial aid specialist to this event to assist students and parents through the financial aid process. This evening is directed towards seniors and parents, but all students and parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Senior Parent Night: Parents and seniors are invited to attend this community celebration of the highlights and achievements of the senior class held in May.