The academic plan is the result of a collaborative process between the family, admissions office, placement team, and school counseling department. The process ensures that students’ speciﬁc needs and goals are addressed to help them attain academic success.
The academic plan recommends carefully-tailored placement options based on the student’s talents, skills, and educational experiences. The counseling department reviews the proposed academic plan and makes adjustments or recommendations for course selection (including honors or AP curriculum, as well as courses approved by NCAA or University of California) to meet the student’s goals.
Our high school counselors teach grade-level specific seminar courses, which are a key component to the college prep process. These courses introduce students to college and life planning, preparing for standardized tests, writing skills, decision-making strategies, time management, and academic integrity.
Our school counselors help students build a four-year success plan aligned with their future goals, review graduation credits and transcripts, and serve as a resource for financial aid or scholarship information. Additionally, school counselors assist families with college entrance exam preparation and testing accommodation requests. High school counselors compose letters of recommendation for college admissions applications.
For students who have specialized college plans, our high school counselors provide advice tailored to these goals. Student athletes receive guidance about NCAA eligibility and academic plans appropriate to their plans to play college-level sports. For students who plan to apply to a public California university, school counselors assist with specific coaching about approved courses.
The high school counseling team delivers a series of live webinars each year on topics of interest to high school students and their families. Examples of webinar features include: planning for success in high school, time management, college admissions planning, cyberbullying, and NCAA eligibility.