College counseling begins long before schools are identified
Starting in 9th grade, Upper School students meet regularly with our staff of college counselors. While freshman year is too early to start looking at specific schools, it's exactly the right time to start preparing students for what could very likely be a highly competitive selection process.
To help these students build a resume that stands out from the crowd, we encourage all of our Upper School students to constantly challenge themselves with new courses, to explore new areas of interest, and to become more involved in the rich fabric of our campus and in their own communities through leadership and community service opportunities.
Valuable experiences and insights shape the selection process
As they progress through the Upper School, we encourage our students to seek out opportunities for valuable work experience and to reflect on their own goals and desires. Through programs like our Junior Internships and Senior Projects, students gain real-world insights that further refine their search and selection process.
Every step of the way, our counselors work hand-in-hand with students and their parents to provide individual and family assistance in the college search and application process. Our goal is simple: to help every Highland student find their passion and follow their dreams.
College counseling programs offered in Upper School
Each year, our college counseling programs play an integral part in every student's Upper School experience. These carefully crafted programs are continuously refined and encourage students to stretch outside their comfort zones to find new interests, become more involved, take on leadership roles on campus and in the community, and become their own advocates.
For an overview of the programs offered each year, please click on the expanding boxes below: