A strong college counseling program is a hallmark of the ASP. Throughout the program, counselors are available for individual sessions to discuss choosing a college, navigating the application process, and any other questions about the college process. Weekly 60-minute workshops are offered on a variety of topics such as Interview Dos and Don’ts, Marketing One’s Talents, Selective College Admissions, Tuition Assistance, and The College Essay.
On College Day students meet with more than 60 college representatives during the morning and spend a half-hour session with three of their top-choice schools in the afternoon.
A written commentary on each student’s growth and achievement is compiled by the master teacher in the major course, the master teacher in Writing Workshop, and a residential supervisor, and then reviewed by the Director. These remarks, along with any distinctions earned, will be sent to students in the fall. The evaluations may be sent to colleges at the student’s request. It should be emphasized that the focus of the program is not on grading students, but on challenging them, broadening their horizons in the college selection process, and preparing them for the college experience.