Preparing Students for College and Beyond

College Advising at JECA focuses on building relationships geared toward helping students and families make wise choices regarding life after high school. The emphases we place during the Rhetoric School years are:

  • Grade 9: Freshmen will learn how and why to build a strong GPA, what details to record about their extracurricular activities, why service activities are important, and what to know about college admissions tests. They will also take the Strong’s Interest Inventory. This will be administered again in their Senior Year.
  • Grade 10: Sophomores receive guidance in applying for academic camps and internships and will be encouraged to begin compiling a list of colleges to research or visit based on their personal interests. They will also take the CLT-10, the ACT, and the PSAT.
  • Grade 11: Juniors prepare for and take the PSAT, ACT, and CLT in anticipation of the college admissions process. They will be given guidance on college applications will be encouraged to research colleges of interest to them. Students are also encouraged to begin taking college campus tours.
  • Grade 12: Seniors will complete the Strong’s Interest Inventory again and compare their results to their 9th-grade responses and they will re-take the ACT and CLT if they prefer. Seniors work one-on-one with guidance staff to submit college and scholarship applications, review financial aid offers, and decide what to do following graduation.


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