Lake Highland’s College and Career Center provides a comprehensive college planning program from 9th through 12th grade. A team of eight full-time employees are dedicated to helping students plan for their futures one step at a time. All of LHP’s college counselors formerly worked in college admission offices, providing expert and unique insight for Highlanders as they pursue their collegiate dreams.
Unparalleled Grade-level Programming
Highlander Highlight: Chat with a College Counselor
Throughout the school year, College Counselors host meetings for parents about trending topics in high schools and colleges. Parents can also ask questions and gain clarification about different aspects of the college process.
Highlander Highlight: Freshman Seminar
All 9th graders are required to enroll in Freshman Seminar during the first semester of their freshman year. This course lays the foundation for a successful transition from Middle School to Upper School.
Highlander Highlight: Sophomore College Tour
Learning first-hand about the college visit experience, sophomores travel to two vastly different colleges/universities to complete a campus tour. Students gain valuable information on various college options and are able to ask questions to better understand their “best fit” school.
Highlander Highlight: College Planning 101
In the spring, juniors attend 40-minute college planning classes on various topics beginning with the college search process, types of college applications, and college essays.
Highlander Highlight: College Bootcamp for Senior Parents
Senior parents meet virtually in the fall to learn the nuts and bolts of the application process from beginning to end.
24 student athletes
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40% students attended in-state colleges
60% students attended out of state colleges
55% students attended public universities
43% students attended private universities
11 National Merit Finalists
13 National Merit Commended Scholars
Class of 2021
"I love being a Highlander because of all the opportunities that have been available to me as a student-athlete. The relationships built throughout the years in the classroom, around campus, and on the ball field as well have supported me on my path to college and beyond. Next year, I plan to study Biomedical Engineering and play Baseball at Stevens Institute of Technology and I truly believe that I have been fully set up for success in the next chapter of my life."
Class of 2021
"Lake Highland has offered me the opportunity to excel in ways I'd never have dreamed of. In what world would a kid be able to pursue their passion to manage and market their own radio station, let alone create a course inspired by it? The mentorship of the faculty and administration throughout the entire Lake Highland experience has fundamentally changed my life for the better."