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King’s High School College and Career Counseling

King’s High School College and Career Counseling

King’s College and Career Counseling program is thoughtfully designed to reduce the anxiety surrounding college applications by ensuring that families have the necessary tools, information, and support to successfully plan and prepare for the college admission process. We provide personalized advising that focuses on self- reflection, prayer, and the discovery of each student’s unique God-given abilities. King’s High School approaches college and career advising from a “best fit” view that keeps our student’s academic, social, emotional, and spiritual needs a priority. Through, guided grade-level college planning, parent education opportunities, and individual advising meetings, college counseling is designed to partner with the family and equip the student to choose the college option that will best prepare him or her to be the person God has uniquely designed, places where they will continue to grow, thrive, and be challenged.

Our comprehensive program includes individualized advising, informational presentations at each grade level, student workshops on essay writing and applications, and guest speakers on topics such as financial aid. Online tools are available for our students and families to navigate the college admissions process effectively. King’s High School counselors work closely with families to find colleges and universities that are best aligned with a student’s academic and extracurricular interests, career aspirations, and financial aid requirements. Here is a partial list of the programs offered to support students and parents.

  • Fall Focus – This day is set aside in October to focus on grade level college and career support.
    • Freshmen – Tour a Local College Campus.
    • Sophomores – Career Interest Assessment and Exploration
    • Juniors – Take the PSAT
    • Seniors – College Application and Essay Support
  • Annual Family College Nights
  • Parent Presentations/Workshops on Special Topics
  • Annual College and Career Guidance/Workshops for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Individual Family College Advising Meetings, All Four Years
  • Spring College Essay Workshops for Juniors
  • Comprehensive College and Application/Essay Workshops for Seniors in August

Naviance

King’s counseling department uses Naviance by Hobsons to provide a comprehensive college and career readiness tool that delivers information and resources that enable students, counselors, teachers, and parents to collaborate on identifying and planning for a student’s life after high school. Naviance allows students to explore, apply to, and enroll in a post-secondary path that is a best fit for the student, based on education and career goals, learning style, and personal preferences regarding where and how they would like to continue their education.

Naviance Key Features

  • College Research: Naviance offers easy access to information about thousands of colleges, schools, and universities.
  • Naviance provides career interest and assessment tools for self-discovery.
  • Strengths Explorer: identifies your student’s three strongest emerging talents and includes strategies for capitalizing on strengths to apply them towards success in school, career, and life.
  • Career Cluster Finder survey: ranks which career clusters your student might find most fulfilling based on activities your student enjoys, personal qualities and school subjects of interest.
  • Career Interest Profiler: provides your student with suggestions for matching careers based on student answers to questions related to their career interests. Careers are added to a list of favorites.
  • Resume Builder: Your student keeps a log of school activities, personal awards, volunteer experience, skills, and more using this tool.
  • College Application Process: Tracks colleges your student is thinking about and documents a list of in-progress college applications. Students can request electronic transcripts to be sent to colleges they are applying to.

Highlands Ability Battery

A career and personality assessment taken in the sophomore or junior year with 19 timed exercises that reveal student’s natural abilities based on performance not perception. The results and counselor led student/parent feedback session gives students a solid foundation for career options. Counselors use student results to provide more individualized advising on course selection, co-curriculars, college research, college majors and careers.

Our graduates are prepared for college because of the strength of our academic programs, opportunities for enriching co-curricular involvement, and meaningful community engagement. This list is a snapshot of where King’s High graduates have recently been accepted.

  • American
  • Baylor
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis
  • Bucknell
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Case Western University
  • Carroll College
  • Chapman
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Claremont McKenna
  • Clemson
  • Drexel
  • Duke
  • Emory
  • Fordham
  • Georgia Tech
  • George Washington University
  • Gonzaga
  • Haverford
  • Univ. of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • New York University
  • University of Southern California
  • UCLA
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC San Diego
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rose Hulman
  • Syracuse
  • Stony Brook
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • University of Washington
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Lehigh
  • Loyola Marymount, CA
  • Northeastern
  • Northwestern
  • Pepperdine
  • Pomona
  • Purdue – Engineering
  • Rice
  • Rutgers
  • Santa Clara University
  • Texas A&M
  • UT Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • Tulane
  • University of Rochester
  • Villanova
  • Wake Forest
  • Washington University St. Louis
  • Wellesley
  • West Point
  • Wheaton
  • Whitman
  • William and Mary
  • Worcester Polytechnical

Concurrent credit provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses on campus and graduate with over 40 college units. Taught by KHS faculty, 14 courses are offered through Northwest University that strengthen college applications and give students a jump-start on college requirements.

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Diana Fairchild
College and Career Counselor
33 Years in Christian Education
15 years College Counseling