For a family, the route to college can be complicated and full of unexpected challenges. The La Salle Academy (LSA) College Counseling Office provides comprehensive advisement to our students and their families throughout the entire college selection and application process.
Our goal is for each student to take responsibility for the college selection process by providing each individual with the tools, approaches, and information needed to make smart choices. We also want to work with the parents to create a partnership that will help each student achieve his/her educational objectives. Informational programs begin sophomore year, and counselors are assigned to specific students in the fall of their junior year.
At LSA, students and parents have a number of resources available to help simplify the complex college search and application process. Beginning in spring of freshman year, students and parents are given access to Naviance, a web-based resource that contains information about colleges and scholarships. The site also contains information on schools to which La Salle students have applied in the past.
Throughout the fall months, La Salle hosts over 150 admissions counselors from colleges and universities across the country. Students are encouraged to meet with a representative from a school(s) to which he/she may be interested in applying to or attending. At La Salle Academy, our team of college counselors is committed to helping students find the higher education options that best fit their strengths, interests, and goals. Our partnership with the class deans with the support of the La Salle faculty allows this process to begin with classroom guidance in the ninth grade. We will continue to provide relevant information to each grade level throughout high school years. Our team approach will guide students and their families through the college search and application process.
The counselors also host evening meetings for parents covering a wide range of topics in the ever-changing world of college admissions, including applications, recommendations, financial aid and scholarships. Whether our students need assistance writing an essay, preparing for an interview or deciding which college or university to ultimately attend, we are here to help.