Countdown to College
A multi-phased junior year
college counseling program which consists of the following:
--Finding the Fit
(October 17, 2012): A large group presentation for juniors and their parents by Stevenson college counselors. Topics such as standardized testing, senior year course selection, and important factors to consider when investigating colleges were covered. This program coincided with the release of Countdown to College
, Stevenson's college counseling guide.
for a PDF version of Countdown to College
for the 10/17/2012 Finding the Fit
--Parent Focus Group (February 5, 2013): This parent-only Q & A meeting features a SHS college counselor. Parents can ask questions about the college search and application process. The session lasts one hour and the parents’ role in the process is highlighted. Program begins at 7:00 pm in Stevenson's West Auditorium.
--Student Focus Seminars (April): Juniors come to the College/Career Center by way of their math classes. These period-long meetings feature a college admission representative, along with a college counselor. After general comments about the college admissions/selection process, students are provided a forum to ask questions and voice concerns.
--Narrowing Your Options (NYO) (February-June): Families have the option to arrange an individual 30-minute appointment with a SHS college counselor. Students complete a college information profile which includes a wish list of colleges. In addition to discussing individual colleges and making suggestions, a NYO covers a student’s transcript, senior course selections and the college search/admission process in general.