To help our students prepare fully for their college search, the College Counseling Office includes three College Counselors dedicated exclusively to the college admission process. All three college counselors at the Academy have extensive experience both as College Counselors in independent secondary schools, and selective college admission offices. This combined experience ensures that all Governor's students have full access to the resources and insight necessary for a successful college search.
Throughout their college search, Academy 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.
Beginning junior year, students engage fully in the process of identifying and researching optimal college matches. Partnering with their College Counselor, students use wide-ranging research resources such as Naviance, leading college guides, and educational blogs, including The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Head Count and the Huffington Post's College Blog.
The College Counseling Curriculum
- All juniors participate in a small group College Search Seminar Series to identify and apply available resources.
- All juniors complete a College Essay writing unit co-taught by their College Counselor and English teacher.
- A Mock Admission Exercise is facilitated by selective college admission officers each spring.
- Web-based Naviance Family Connection helps students organize their college search and facilitates communication with each student's College Counselor.
- ArborBridge Standardized Test Prep is available to juniors at no additional cost. The review includes both a full SAT diagnostic exam and full ACT exam as well as a follow-up tutorial session.
- Mock College Interviews are offered.
- Students may participate in an optional Athletic Recruitment Seminar.
- Nearly 100 top colleges and universities visit campus each year.
- Mini college fairs and dinner hour visits with college representatives.
Please contact the College Counseling Office at 978.499.3172 with questions.