Our college counseling curriculum asks students to consider the significance of their experiences in and beyond the classroom as they begin their college search.
Through our signature College Search Seminar Series, the College Essay Writing Unit, and online aptitude and talent inventories, students articulate the moments of learning and discovery and the issues and causes that matter most to them. This active, comprehensive approach to the college search equips students to make authentic connections with the colleges they pursue—and the confidence to choose their best college choice.
Throughout their college search, Govs students are encouraged to articulate their values, the implications of their education, and appreciate how their actions make a difference in the lives of others. With this broad approach, students learn to match their diverse personal and school experiences with the colleges they choose to pursue.
To help our students prepare fully for their college search, the College Counseling Office includes three college counselors dedicated fully to the college admission process. All three college counselors have extensive experience as college counselors in independent secondary schools and as admission officers at selective colleges. This combined experience ensures that all Govs students have full access to the resources and insight necessary for a successful college search.
WELCOME, COLLEGE ADMISSION OFFICERS
To maximize our college representatives’ busy schedules and to minimize our seniors’ missed classroom time, we are hosting virtual evening visits this fall on most Tuesday or Thursday evenings. To schedule a fall visit at Governor's, or for a copy of our school profile, please contact our Administrative Assistant, Beth Dolan at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.499.3172. Our CEEB # is 221995.
ROADMAP TO COLLEGE
The College Counseling Guidebook offers a comprehensive overview of the college search process at Govs. While the Guidebook is largely designed for juniors and seniors, ninth graders and sophomores may wish to review specific topics. And while it is not all-inclusive, the Guidebook covers major college search themes and topics most students will encounter such as:
- College search timeline
- Standardized testing timeline
- Financial aid and scholarship
- Collegiate athletics recruitment