A Clear Path to College
The college planning process is a daunting, yet exciting experience. With the constant changes in education, the process has become increasingly difficult, requiring students to start sooner with their planning and work harder to meet their college goals. Here at Knox, we take the stress out of college planning.
- Our Support System
- Preparing for Entrance Exams
- Selecting the "RIGHT" College
- Resources for Underclassmen
- NCAA Readiness
The College Counseling office helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses, and turns that data into their potential college list. As a team, the students and their counselor will determine the best fit based on their individual needs. All students receive a workbook at the start of their college planning journey to serve as a guide to get them through one of the most important decisions of their lives.
College Counseling is a collaborative effort between the student, counselor, parents and teachers. Everyone involved has a responsibility to uphold in order for students to reach the next level in their education. Students are encouraged to work hard both in and out of the classroom to reach their full potential so they can prepare a college resume that shows them at their personal best.
Independent college counseling assists Knox students in preparing for a wide range of entrance examinations necessary for college applications. We support students through the registration process and offer preparatory classes to help students polish their test-taking skills, gain confidence in the test-taking process, practice for perfection, and more.
In the 2017-2018 school year, Knox was officially approved as a test site to administer the SAT on campus making it easier and more comfortable for our students. Additionally, for students who need accommodations on any college entrance exam, the Director of College Counseling works alongside families to process the necessary paperwork for approval.
Our students have access to Naviance, a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Naviance empowers students and families to connect learning and life and provides schools with the information they need to help students prepare for life after high school. It also allows students to create a plan for their futures by helping them discover their individual strengths and learning styles and explore college and career options based on their results.
Naviance allows students to list all the schools to which they are applying and communicate with their counselor electronically to ensure all documents are received by the college or university. Once a student logs in to his or her Naviance account, they will have access to a wealth of information about the colleges they are interested in and important details such as deadlines and requirements. Naviance connects directly to the Common Application for students who choose to apply to one or more of the 600+ colleges that use the Common App. This program also allows parents and guardians to track their student’s progress as needed.
In addition to all of the resources offered to the students at The Knox School, all upper school students (grades 9-12) take a College Counseling online class via Google Classroom to follow a creative “four journeys” process to college applications and acceptance. For more information on the online courses, please reach out to the Director of College Counseling.
Each year, The Knox School College Counseling Office requires Junior, Senior and PG students to attend a series of online and site-based college fairs. Attending the college fair is one of the many steps that our students take in planning for their post-secondary journey.
Previous College Fair Attendees:
Nova Southeastern University