Preparing Students for Lifelong Learning
The Lake Highland Prep College and Career Center offers a comprehensive college planning program for each grade level in the Upper School. With the assistance of the Dean of College Counseling and Guidance, three College Counselors and three School Counselors, students learn to plan for their futures one step at a time.
We consider the development of each child at every grade level as we help direct students through their post-secondary planning, as well as provide personal and academic counseling to students throughout their high school careers. Every student is carefully guided through the college planning and application process.
A Message from the Dean of College Counseling & Guidance
At Lake Highland Prep, our counseling staff uniquely offers insight from two perspectives – as high school college counselors and as former college admission professionals. Because of our experience on both sides of the process, we are expertly qualified to help students begin pursuing their collegiate dreams as early as ninth grade.
Our goal is to ensure each student presents his/her best self in all phases of the college application process. We encourage students to develop their college list based on “best fit” – keeping their minds and hearts open to more than one college or university.
One-on-one college planning begins junior year with a panel of admission experts at an annual Lake Highland event called The College Forum. The trend in college admissions is moving toward greater student accountability by requiring students to self-report academic courses. Our college counseling program is designed to empower students to take ownership of their college process by promoting self-advocacy, providing college planning tools and programs, and writing individual letters of recommendation for each student.
As college counselors, we understand many different roads lead to success. Our role is to help students navigate the college search process and develop a list of colleges that will ultimately highlight the student’s talents and abilities. This means, we embolden our students to weigh the benefits of all admission offers before deciding on a top choice.
Lake Highland is very proud of the depth and range of colleges and universities our students apply to each year. Highlanders find their best fit in a variety of schools – from Ivy Leagues and large state schools . . . to small liberal arts colleges and seminaries. Their choices reflect college and university destinations where our students thrive and are happy to live and learn.
Dean of College Counseling & Guidance