Preparing Students for Lifelong Learning

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. 

College Representatives

Group of Upper School students wearing college t-shirts

We encourage college representatives to visit our school and welcome 160+ representatives each year to visit with our students.

Matriculations

Upcoming Events

 

Unparalleled Grade-level Programming

All Grades

  • Orlando National College Fair – sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counseling
  • Central Florida College Fair – sponsored by the Central Florida Consortium of Private School Counselors  
  • Student Ambassadors Program to welcome new students in Upper School
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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.

Freshman Year

  • Individual student and parent meetings with a school counselor 
  • Naviance Family Connection for College & Career Planning: Naviance by PowerSchool is the leading college, career, and life readiness platform. It enables students to discover their strengths and interests to find their best-fit path and career after high school. Students gain access to Naviance in ninth grade.
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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.

Sophomore year

  • The Sophomore Experience: provides guidance on how to start the college search
  • Individual student and parent meetings with a school counselor
  • Naviance Family Connection for College & Career Planning: Naviance by PowerSchool is the leading college, career, and life readiness platform. It enables students to discover their strengths and interests to find their best-fit path and career after high school.
College courtyard with water fountain

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.

Junior year

  • The College Forum: provides insight into the application process from a panel of college admission professionals
  • Individual student and parent meetings with a college counselor to launch the college search process
  • Meetings with college representatives
  • Job shadow experience 
  • Naviance Family Connection for College & Career Planning: Naviance by PowerSchool is the leading college, career, and life readiness platform. It enables students to discover their strengths and interests to find their best-fit path and career after high school.
Students sitting in auditorium looking at panel with guest speakers

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.

Senior year

  • Individual student and parent meetings with a college counselor
  • Meetings with representatives from colleges
  • Transition to College Meeting for Senior Parents: This program focuses on supporting parents as their child transitions from high school to college.
  • Senior Pop-Ups: College counselors set up outdoor locations throughout the campus to answer questions about the college application process. Senior Pop-Ups occur randomly throughout the year.
  • Naviance Family Connection for College & Career Planning: Naviance by PowerSchool is the leading platform for college, career, and life readiness. It enables students to discover their strengths and interests to find their best-fit path and career after high school.
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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.

College Entrance Stats for the Class of 2022

24 student athletes
signed to play
collegiate sports

895 college
acceptances

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

Zachary Boykin

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."

Dylan Carollo

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."

Meet the Team

Lynn Stewart

Lynn Stewart

Dean of College Counseling
Camille Kuperman

Camille Kuperman

Associate Dean of College Counseling
Caroline Cross

Caroline Cross

College & Career Receptionist
Amanda Flader

Amanda Flader

School Counselor
Whitney Horton

Whitney Horton

College Counselor
Danielle Houston

Danielle Houston

College Counselor
Tammy Lundgren

Tammy Lundgren

School Counselor
Meredith Malkin

Meredith Malkin

School Counselor