College Readiness

Leadership Academy

To get ready for the transition to college, seniors participate in Leadership Academy, two days special programming before the beginning of the summer session. During this time, seniors participate in sessions to learn leadership, goal-setting, public speaking, and financial prepardness skills.  

College Countdown

In addition, all seniors are required to register for College Countdown, a course that demystifies the college application process by assisting students as they research colleges, write their application essays, and apply for scholarships.

College Fair

Each summer, over 50 representatives from colleges across the country come to campus to meet with our students for a college fair. 

College Tour

At the end of the summer, juniors and seniors are invited to attend a college tour.

Colleges visited have included:

  • University of Southern California
  • Pomona
  • Pepperdine
  • SOKA
  • University of California
  • Notre Dame University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Harvard University
  • MIT
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • Howard University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Emory University
  • Spelman College
  • Rhodes College