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College Counseling | Guidance Philosophy

The goal of our college and career counseling program is to help students explore all their available options so they will have the tools to make informed and educated decisions about their future.

Because a high percentage of our students continue into higher education, a major focus of this office is college counseling. However, we are equally supportive of students who do not plan to go to college, and we strongly encourage all of our students to take advantage of the career resources that are available to them.

Student Driven Process

The success of the College and Career Counseling Program depends on the initiative of our students. To take full advantage of our counseling services, each of our students must define their personal needs and ambitions. Then, with our help, students create a list of schools that seem to be a good match and proceed with the application process.

Discipline Reporting

We spend a good deal of time assisting students in an exploration of their academic, personal, and social interests. College should be used primarily to provide a foundation of higher learning and secondarily to prepare a student for a vocational pursuit. We encourage students to seek further education, not just look for a fast-track to high salaries and material success. A well-rounded, well-educated individual makes a more useful citizen, parent, or church member.

Upon direct request from a college or university for information pertaining to a student’s discipline record, the student must honestly and fully disclose if he or she has been subject to a disciplinary response including, but not limited to, probation, suspension, dismissal or withdrawal from The Academy of the New Church or any other secondary school the student has attended. Upon direct request from a college or university for information pertaining to a student’s discipline record, college counselors will honestly and fully disclose if a student has been subject to a disciplinary response including, but not limited to, probation, suspension, dismissal or withdrawal from Northwood School. The student should work closely with the college counselor to ensure that both are responding in a consistent and thoughtful manner. Colleges and universities typically require applicants to answer questions about discipline on the application and require counselors to address discipline on the secondary school report.

If a student’s disciplinary status changes after the filing of college or university applications, the student has the opportunity and obligation to inform all schools to which an applications have been submitted or the school at which the student has submitted an enrollment deposit. The student should notify the colleges or universities within two weeks from the date of the change in status. Two weeks after the change in status, the College and Career Counselor will notify the colleges and/or universities in writing that the student’s status has changed and the reason for the change. The college admission officer will be directed to the student and the family for further information.

This policy is in compliance with the National Association for College Admission Counseling's Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

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