The philosophy of the college counseling program is highly consistent with the overall school philosophy. Students learn that choosing a college and following through on that choice are important decisions that entail a great deal of personal responsibility and parental support. The counselor’s job is to offer advice, provide access to information, answer questions, remind the student of deadlines and collaborate with parents and students on the final list of colleges. The student’s immediate job is to research the agreed upon choices, complete applications and tests, and meet deadlines. Ultimately, it is the student who should make his own decisions and behave responsibly about them.
Crossroads College Preparatory School will provide information, expertise, support and encouragement. More importantly, the student and her parents must supply the persistence, initiative, and efficiency. Applying to college is a learning process, a key step on the road to maturity and independence. Our goal at Crossroads College Prep is to encourage the choice of a dream school but be open to many possibilities. Historically, 85-90% of our seniors receive acceptance to either their first or second choice school.
Beth meets with families beginning at the end of their 10th grade year to discuss the college counseling process at Crossroads. Additional meetings are held throughout 11th and 12th grade in order to identify the best college fit for each student.
The private colleges listed on the link below provide the highest percentage – from 100%-96% – of need-based aid. Not all colleges pledge to meet family’s need at this high level. Aid packages are a combination of grants, loans and work-study options. (Source: New York Times) Click for list