Counseling
College Counseling
While the overall counseling mission at La Salle Academy remains constant, the junior year is different from prior years because students are preparing for their future. During this time, students will mature and grow in many ways.
 
Junior year is devoted to:
  • Transitioning from school counseling to our robust college counseling program
  • Taking college preparatory, upper-level Advanced Placement (AP) and honors classes
  • Reviewing high school transcripts to ensure students are on the right path to fulfill graduation requirements and meet future college goals
  • Striving for academic success in preparation for college and beyond
  • Deciding which standardized test is best suited for them (SAT or ACT)
  • Developing strategies for being successful on standardized testing
  • Exploring ways to showcase strengths and individual talents
  • Taking on leadership roles in school clubs and athletics (and how to balance that responsibility)
  • Introducing career and college exploration
Junior year is a time of excitement, future planning and dedication. We encourage our students to work to their fullest potential, while experiencing all the wonders of their time at the Academy.
Senior year at La Salle Academy (LSA) is dedicated to the college application and financial aid process. The first week of school is the college admission and financial night for students and parents. At this program, information is shared about applying to college, scholarships, the FAFSA, and the College Planning Center. Follow up with meetings with students and parents to assure that seniors:
 
  • Know how to access and use The Common Application
  • Know how to access and use Naviance
  • Know how to access and use College Board
  • Start and complete the college application process (college essay, letters of recommendations, and student resume)
  • Understand the difference between Early Action and Early Decision, focusing on financial aid implications and deadlines
  • Check for appropriate range of schools based on a student’s academic background
  • Encourage visits to colleges, attend fall college fair(s) and to meet with college admission representatives here at LSA
  • Remind athletes to register with NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Make students aware of evening programs in the Providence area (e.g. Georgetown, Harvard, etc.) for colleges who do not send representatives to LSA
  • Focus on transcript request forms, information in blue folders and coordination with Naviance to submit documentation to colleges
  • Remind students of SAT and ACT test dates and registration deadlines