College Counseling

Peter Gangemi | Director of College Counseling | 704.864.7744 ext.202

Kristy Smith  | College Counseling Assistant | 704.864.7744 ext.201


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College Counseling Process

Eighth Grade

Near the end of eighth grade, students meet individually with the college counselor to develop their preliminary four-year course plans.

Ninth & Tenth Grade

The 9th and 10th grade years expand on those plans to include personal development goals, the focusing of co-curricular activities to achieve those goals, and an initial look at the college process timeline.

Eleventh Grade

The 11th grade year focuses on preparing to write personal statements and college essays and exploring college options through a number of on-campus college visits.

Twelfth Grade

College Counseling services culminate in the 12th grade with the college application process, scholarship application process, and final selection of college or university.

Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Upper School is a time of focus, self-exploration, and achievement.  Our goal is to challenge students to discover who they are and who they want to be—and then to partner with them and develop a plan that enables them to get there.  A rigorous curriculum of college preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement courses ensures that students are well prepared for success in college and beyond. Classes are taught with student-centered instructional strategies that promote collaboration and creativity while developing problem-solving, critical thinking, and soft skills.  We also offer extensive co-curricular opportunities in athletics, clubs, leadership, and the visual and performing arts to promote student growth outside of the classroom, as well.

English4 credits
Mathematics4 credits (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one more advanced math course)
Science3 credits of lab sciences (including Biology, Chemistry, and one more advanced science course)
Social Studies3 credits (including World History, U.S. History, and Government and Economics)
Foreign LanguageSuccessful completion through level III of either French or Spanish
Fine Arts2 credits
Physical Education/Health1 credit
Electives4+ credits (available in all subject areas)
Senior ProjectAll seniors must complete a special project or internship in their senior year (0.25 credit)
Community Service25 hours of volunteer service required each year

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