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Four-Year Curriculum

To ensure that all students experience the same high-quality curriculum and instruction, La Salle Prep counselors follow a four-year guidance curriculum. This curriculum, delivered via one on one counseling check-ins and in-class presentations, identifies grade appropriate outcomes related to students’ academic, personal, and spiritual development.
 

Each fall, freshman students meet individually with their counselor to review the following information. 

 

Freshman Year: Counselor Check-In

 

     ABOUT ME

Middle School Attended

Family Background (siblings, etc.)

Review Current Schedule

Review Counseling Services (How to Access)

Explain Confidentiality Guidelines

Little Known Fact About Me

 

INTERESTS

Extracurricular Activities (Sports, Clubs, Government, Music, Arts, etc.)

Currently Involved In

Would Like to Get Involved

 

ACADEMIC PLANNING

Classes Needed to Graduate

Prerequisites, Honors/AP

GPA Explanation

Study Tips

Average Amount of Time on Homework

How to Ask for Help

Organization (Schoology, Planner, HW App, etc.)

Academic Support at La Salle (Study Lab, Peer Tutors, etc.)

 

COLLEGE PLANNING

Possible Majors, Career Interests, Colleges

Parents’ Education (First Generation)

 

SATISFACTION WITH LA SALLE

Scale of 1-10

Sophomore Year: Counselor Check-In

Review the College Counseling FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) here

See a detailed timeline here

 

ABOUT ME

Current GPA

Transcript Review (What is cumulative GPA, positive trajectory, credit recovery)

Graduation Requirements & Forecasting (Map out Junior & Senior year)

 

INTERESTS

Possible Areas of Study/Career Interests

Did you attend the Sophomore College Information night?

 

TESTING

PSAT Scores

Fee Waivers/First Generation

 

COLLEGE PLANNING

Colleges I'm Interested In

BigFuture

SCOIR (Career interests, YouScience, Scattergrams)

Resume (Created in FF with google template)

College Fairs, campus visits

Summer Enrichment

Junior Year: Counselor Check-In

Review the College Counseling FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) here

See a detailed timeline here

 

 

Junior Year: Counselor Check-In

 

ABOUT ME

Transcript Review

Forecasting for Senior Year-Graduation Requirements

o English 4
o Religion
o Econ/US Govt/AP Govt
o Math
o Science
o Language
o Electives/Other

 

INTERESTS

Possible Areas of Study

Juniors: College Questionnaire (Current Juniors: Check your email for the link)

 

TESTING

PSAT Scores

Khan Academy + College Board (SAT Test Prep)

ACT/SAT Test Preparation & Test Dates

o Summer SAT Date

SAT Subject Tests

o Free SAT score reports (4) at registration (up to 9 days after testing)

SAT/ACT Concordance Table (online tool)

 

COLLEGE PLANNING

Review Folder (Did you attend the Junior College Information night?)

SCOIR

Fee Waivers/First Generation

  •      College visits & Fairs

BigFuture

Essays-Common App Prompts

Scholarships

Summer Opportunities

 

junior college timeline

 

Senior Year: Counselor Check-In

Review the College Counseling FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) here

See a detailed timeline here

 

ABOUT ME

Update Resume (Created in FF for Portfolios)

Update Colleges in SCOIR

Gather materials and be ready to submit FAFSA by October 1

 

COLLEGE TESTING

Take the SAT and/or ACT again, after preparation

     o Fee waiver information here

     o SAT Prep Class at La Salle; Khan Academy, etc. (Links here)

Send ACT & SAT Scores to prospective colleges

     o Use free score reports; pay a fee to send additional reports

 

COLLEGE EXPLORATION

Attend College Visits at La Salle (See list in SCOIR, Weekly Announcements, Forum)

Visit College Campuses (Non-School Days, Breaks, etc)

Attend National College Fairs (Portland Fair)

 

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Start a Common App; complete all other applications

Brainstorm/revise essays if required (VideoArticleCommon App Prompts)

Update colleges and move to 'Applying'

Complete the FERPA Waiver in SCOIR

Request transcripts at least two weeks before deadlines

Submit Teacher Letter of Recommendation Forms to request letters from teachers (Form here)

     o Include Resume

Submit Counselor Letter of Recommendation Form for Counselor Letter/Written Evaluation (Form here)

    o Parents must submit the Junior Parent Survey for counselors to complete this letter

Begin exploring/applying for scholarships (Goal: 2-5/month)

Follow-up on any communications (calls/emails) from college admissions offices; check-in with colleges if you have not received any notices

 

senior college timeline