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“Village Academy Schools seek to educate college-bound students who not only wish to become self-fulfilled individuals but also to function as responsible, compassionate citizens of the world.”
The 22 graduates of the Class of 2015 received nearly 3.5 million dollars in scholarship offers.
The college counseling program at Village Academy provides a personal experience for students and their families. The focus is on each student and his/her talents, interests, and needs. Students are encouraged to be active participants in the counseling program, and are guided through the process from their initial college explorations to the final decision regarding applications and enrollment. Both parents and students have access to the College Counseling Corner, an online resource exclusively for Village Academy families, with a breadth of up-to-date information including visit and scholarship opportunities to assist in navigating through the complex collegiate process.
College Counseling begins in eighth grade. The college counselor meets with students to discuss expectations about Upper School and the importance of maximizing their Upper School experience, to make recommendations about how to start their personal resume, and to apprise them of college entrance requirements. During the freshman and sophomore years, the College Counselor meets with students and their families to explain terminology, review timelines, assist with setting priorities, promote visits to colleges, and to answer any questions. The college counselor works with the students on an individual and on-going basis.
Formal college counseling begins junior year to provide guidance and to facilitate the college selection process. Students receive support in identifying the most desirable college attributes, as well as selecting a balanced and realistic list of schools that suit their career aspirations. Students are supported and encouraged when it comes to standardized testing, submitting successful applications, earning recommendations from faculty, organizing campus visits, college essay writing, submitting portfolios, meeting deadlines, scholarship opportunities, college interviews, and financial aid opportunities. The college counselor is a strong advocate for students, and is a partner to families to support and act as a guide in the collegiate process for Village Academy graduates.
Historically, Village Academy has had 100% college placement and significantly higher test scores than the Ohio and national averages on both the SAT and ACT. The 22 graduates of the Class of 2015 received 3.47 million dollars in scholarship offers.
Questions about the College Counseling program at Village Academy?
Contact Jennifer Harris, M.E., Certified College Advisor, who works with students and families to give students the best opportunities for college acceptance and scholarships.
(614) 841.0050 ext. 125