Academic & University Planning

Grade 9
Counselors meet with students individually to plan course choices for the remainder of their high school education. Students are asked to think about their strengths and weaknesses, both in and out of the classroom, and how that translates into academic interests.

At this stage, students should begin thinking about their future goals. It is important to establish strong study habits since many universities will look closely at students’ academic records from Grade 9 onwards.

Grade 10

Counselors meet with students to focus on academic goals and post-graduation plans. Activities are held for career exploration. In the spring of Grade 10, course recommendations are made based on academic performance and goals.

Grade 10 students and their parents are encouraged to attend relevant university information evenings and presentations held by visiting universities throughout the year. Grade 10 students are introduced to Maia Learning, a college and career information website which students have access to until they graduate. Students will also be taking the PSAT, a practice SAT exam, assisting students who may be applying to universities which require the SAT test in Grades 11 and 12.

Grades 11-12
Counselors work with students and parents to support their academic goals and university applications. There are three counselors working with the social, emotional and career aspirations both in group and individual settings. Additionally, there is a specific Korean University advisor assisting families with their application processes.

If students will need to take any university entrance examinations, counselors will advise each student on their testing plan. Usually, students should begin preparing and registering for exams in Grade 11 and most students will start taking exams in the spring of Grade 11.

Parent information sessions are held at different times during the year to address the university admissions process. Students and parents are encouraged to meet with visiting university representatives throughout the year.