What to Expect
Beginning with his first year, each student will take part in regular discussions led by Prep's staff of college counselors. This provides an understanding of what colleges look for in an applicant. Sophomores take part in Career Seminar. In a student's Junior year, a required College Awareness class encourages students to begin the college selection process. Prep provides students with detailed information on applications, financial aid and scholarships for college.
The college application process begins Senior year when our college counselors are available to meet with incoming Seniors and their parents to discuss college plans. Throughout Senior year, the Guidance and Counseling Office assists with the applications, scholarship searches and final selections.
Our college counselors track the most recent information from colleges as well as the latest national trends in the application process. Students will find details on everything, from which schools are making their entrance requirements tougher, to which colleges are accepting applications electronically.
Prep students score high each year on the national ACT and SAT college aptitude tests. This year Prep's individual average of 26.2 on the ACT topped both the national average of 21.1 and the state average of 22.1. Forty students from the class of 2008 took the SAT and their scores averaged 1281, which is also well above the national score.
How well are our students prepared for college?
Approximately 98% of each graduating class will go on to college. They are accepted into the best schools including: Boston College, Harvard, The Service Academies, Stanford, Georgetown, Notre Dame and other prestigious colleges and universities.
The Bottom Line
For the class of 2012, 66% of the class have been offered college scholarships worth an astonishing $20.3 million.