College counseling is provided for all students during the ASP. Counselors are available for individual half-hour sessions to discuss subjects such as choosing a college and navigating the application process as well as answering 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.
Two mandatory college workshops are scheduled. The first consists of a panel discussion covering a variety of topics to consider when choosing a college. The second session focuses on how to make the best use of one’s time on College Day. College Day is an excellent opportunity for students to 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.