College & Career Counseling
Our students have aspirations beyond high school graduation, and we actively support their exploration of higher education, careers, and gap programs. Chartwell is a college preparatory school, and we cultivate a noncompetitive college-going culture.
High School students benefit from:
- a college preparatory curriculum
- multiple college campus visits each year
- a college portfolio starting in ninth grade
- an on-site college counselor
- a visiting Independent Education Consultant
- ACT preparation
- ACT accommodation requests written by Chartwell
- interactive college planning software
- college, major and career planning assessments
- one-on-one meetings with college counselors
- daily support with college research, applications and selections during Senior Advisory class
- additional resources and workshops available to families
100% of our graduating seniors have been admitted to at least one four-year college of their choice, and many received ample scholarships. We are tracking their progress through college and collecting their advice along the way. View a recent issue of our Write Stuff newsletter for advice from some of our graduates.
At Chartwell High School, we introduce the idea of college to all students freshman year, when they undertake multiple college visits. Their notes from these visits are added to their college portfolio, which they will continue to build through senior year. Junior year, students begin one-one-one meetings to complete assessments and begin creating college lists.
All 12th grade students take Senior Advisory class, during which they research college options, finalize a list of colleges, write personal statements and supplemental essays, and complete their college applications. Completing college research and applications at school rather than at home often relieves a great deal of stress for both the students and their parents. Senior Advisory is also a time for students to build their resumes, practice interview skills, apply for scholarships, research and apply for gap year programs, and work on their senior projects.