College and career guidance and counseling programs aim to help students make more informed and better educational and career choices. Our goal is to prepare every student at High Point Academy to be a competitive candidate for college or the workforce. Programs will offer information on high school courses, career options, and academic and occupational training needed to succeed in the workplace and postsecondary opportunities associated with their field of interest. Programs also often provide teachers, administrators, and parents with the information they can use to support students’ career exploration and postsecondary educational opportunities.
The college and career guidance program will work with students beginning in 8th grade. The program includes discussions about possible college choices, career testing, exposure to college admissions testing (Duke TIP, ACT, PSAT, SAT), or through individual mentoring into the application process. Students and parents will also have opportunities to learn about upcoming college events and links to colleges. Our program will also help parents stay connected with the process during the student’s career.
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