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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 nine 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

College Reps

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


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: Parent Brown Bag Lunch
Each spring, the College and Career Center hosts three lunch meetings for parents about trending topics in high schools and colleges. Please bring your lunch and join us for an informal discussion with experts on an array of important topics.

Freshman year

  • Freshman Seminar: an 18-week course designed specifically for high school freshmen and led by school and college counselors
  • Individual student and parent meetings with School Counselor 
  • Naviance Family Connection for College & Career Planning
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Highlander Highlight: Freshman Planning Meeting
During this college planning meeting for ninth-grade parents, Highlander families hear from guest speakers, who have previously included Dr. Faye Felterman Tydlaska, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing at Rollins College, and our own counselors. Topics include how to pave the way for success in high school. 

Sophomore year

  • The Sophomore Experience: provides guidance on how to start the college search
  • Individual student and parent meetings with school counselor
  • YouVisit Experience
  • Naviance Family Connection for College & Career Planning
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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

  • Individual student and parent meetings with a college counselor to launch the college search process
  • College planning courses during the second semester
  • Meetings with college representatives
  • Job shadow experience 
  • Naviance Family Connection for College & Career Planning
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Highlander Highlight: The College Forum
Students and parents gain valuable insight into the application process from a panel of college admission professionals visiting from a variety of distinguished universities and colleges.

Senior year

  • Senior Kick-Off Meeting for students and parents
  • Individual student and parent meetings with a college counselor
  • Meetings with representatives from colleges
  • College Application Workshops (3–4 during first semester)
  • Naviance Family Connection for College & Career Planning
  • Transition to College Meeting for Senior Parents
  • Senior Seminar
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Highlander Highlight: Application Bootcamp
A four-day intensive workshop to kick-start the college application process, where students complete up to 80% of the Common Application and Coalition Application, and develop strong essay drafts for college admission.

College Entrance Stats for the Class of 2021

23 student athletes
signed to play
collegiate sports

835 college

37% students attended in-state colleges

63% students attended out of state colleges

54% students attended public universities

42% students attended private universities

8 National Merit Finalists
13 National Merit Commended Scholars

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
Garth Parke Jr.

Garth Parke Jr.

Dean of Leadership & Character Development/College Counselor
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