Getting Started Early
During middle school and the first few years of high school, a student should focus on developing their interests (both academic and extra-curricular) without being overly concerned about positioning themselves for college admissions. At the same time, these years form the foundation for demonstrating the necessary leadership, intellectual curiosity, and academic skills needed to succeed.
I work with students and their families during their Freshman or Sophomore year to:
- Create a strategic four-year plan for high school courses, balancing rigor and allowing time to pursue extra-curricular opportunities
- Develop an initial schedule for testing, including the PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and Advanced Placement Exams
- Select summer programs, internships, or other experiences, to advance the student’s areas of interest
- Begin exploring student strengths and how they might lead to possible majors, careers, and campuses
- Perform an in-depth assessment of the student’s personal pursuits and academic abilities including the personality (MBTI) assessment “Do What You Are”