We believe there is an appropriate college for each unique individual who graduates from Antilles. The philosophy that guides our practice is captured in the phrase, “Finding a College That Fits.”
College counseling offers individual guidance and information to students and parents, assisting them with the college application and selection process.
College Workshop is a two-semester course that begins in January of the junior year and concludes at the end of December of the senior year.
This course familiarizes all juniors with the general aspects of the college process, including self-evaluation, internet searches and other sources for specific campus research, standardized testing, and course selection for senior year. After the spring vacation, when many juniors tour college campuses, individual meetings between the student, the student’s parent/s or guardian/s, and the college counselor take place in order to individualize and personalize the college process, to plan for the most effective use of the summer, and to develop a list of colleges for further research.
This course concentrates on finalizing the college list, acquiring and completing applications for both admissions and financial aid, writing effective personal essays, and securing teacher recommendations. Even though the course ends in January, individual student and parent/s or guardian/s continue to meet with the college counselor well into the spring of senior year, as students choose between different offers and negotiate on financial aid. College counseling is generally not done until May, once every senior has an appropriate and affordable option for the fall after graduation.