College Counseling Program
The process of college counseling at Westtown is both an art and a science. Through individual conferences, a seminar program, and a variety of special events, the college counselors teach research and decision-making skills while helping students better understand themselves and their options. The goal of the program is to support each student in identifying colleges and universities which are a good match for his or her interests, needs, and aspirations, and in supporting the student and family throughout the application process.
During the spring term, each junior participates in College Counseling Seminar and works with one of the college counselors on an individual basis to get his or her college search off to a productive start. The seminar program continues until the winter break of the senior year and helps the student manage the paperwork associated with an application: the forms, essays, teacher recommendations, and supplementary information. Parents are encouraged to be part of the process at all times.
While well-supported every step of the way, students are given increasing responsibility for this process over the course of the junior and senior years. Our goal is not only for every senior to have a number of wonderful offers of admission from which to choose, but for that student to feel ownership of the process and responsible for his or her success.
College Shirt Day Gallery
To celebrate the seniors' college choices, we dubbed May 1st - the day that most students commit to colleges and universities - College T-Shirt Day. They had a lot of fun with this visual celebration of the next phase in their lives! Check out their mugging for the camera in the photo album here.
The Class of 2016 boasts a diverse list of college destinations, as varied as the students themselves.
We congratulate them on their College choices!