Preparing for the Search

在巴勒斯大学辅导的理念很简单:我们努力辅导学生在寻找学院和满足他们的学术,社会,情感,经济和地理需求的大学。

College Counseling Banner.jpg我们建议学校适合每个学生的个性化需求,因为他或她已开发和在巴勒斯成熟。这一理念与我们的方法在伯勒斯教育是一致的:我们不试图给学生捻成规定的模具,因为他们认为他们的下一个目的地。要求学生发现他们是谁,他们的想法。我们一起探讨中学后教育的选项,学生们发现的选择广大提供给他们。旅途属于学生。高校辅导员在这里与他们和他们的父母一起工作。

In a sense, the college counseling process at Burroughs is an extension of the advisory program. Students are assigned advisors in 7th through 9th grades and then choose an advisor for the 10th and 11th grades. Advisors help students with course selection and encourage them to get involved in activities outside of school so they can discover where their interests and abilities lie. The College Counseling Team meets with 9th and 10th graders, as a group, to discuss college preparation.  

在大三那年的秋天,大学咨询团队与家长会面,勾勒出标准化测试的时间表,来形容趋势大学录取的世界,并提供应用程序的过程,家庭将在未来18个月进行的概述。

正式的过程在当年与我们介绍一下我们的大学咨询团队,并给应用程序,包括学生,家长和辅导员计划日历底漆合资学生家长会的十一月揭开序幕;术语和标准,帮助学生发展自己的大学名单的详细说明;所需标准化考试,大学论文和财政援助的信息;以及各种高考录取计划的讨论,提供洞察高校如何使他们的录取决定。

After that meeting we ask each student to request a college counselor. Because our counselors actively participate in the life of the school outside of their duties as college counselors, they may know their advisees before the formal search begins. This partnership is enhanced by the attention paid each student by the full team of counselors, who meet weekly to pool their expertise about colleges and to strategize about every student.

Once assigned to individual counselors, students and their parents meet with their counselor for a general discussion about academic, social, geographic and financial needs. During this meeting the counselor makes a preliminary assessment of the student’s chances for admission to a list of colleges based on academic achievement and standardized test scores. Of course, many other factors affect a student’s prospects at any college.

From this point until all students have selected their next educational home, the students and their counselors are in close and regular contact. As mentioned before, the process belongs to the student. Although counselors initiate the critical first planning meeting and others as necessary, no student (or parent) should fail to seek additional input or guidance from a college counselor.

From the beginning

IMG_3753.JPG我们相信,它是我们的经验,要炫高考录取人员的最好办法就是不要出现令人印象深刻,但要让人印象深刻。当学生制定他们班的主题的感情,他们往往在这些科目的成功。当他们成为热心读者,他们往往对SAT成绩以及/ ACT语言测试。当他们成为切实关心他们的社会人,他们往往把时间,思考和努力,以社区服务计划。当他们开发对艺术的热情,他们往往会产生美丽的雕塑,绘画和戏剧。所有六个工龄伯勒斯致力于创造学生成为充满激情的机会。

The next few pages sketch what we believe is the appropriate focus of college preparation (though it may not be labeled as such) at each grade level, culminating in a summary of the junior and senior years when college preparation merges with college application. During the junior and senior years, while we sustain our commitment to personal development, we also facilitate the logistical demands of the college application process.

7th and 8th Grade: Starting Out

150410_Classrooms_084-250.jpg在七速及8年级的水平,我们的挑战是让谁到我们这里来的二十多个学校大约95个新的学生感到舒适和连接,相互之间以及与JBS社会的其余部分。我们寻求一种微妙的平衡,培育和引导他们,同时努力增加他们的自信和独立。他们的课程要求他们暴露在核心课程和广泛的课外活动,让他们开始探索和发展自己的兴趣和能力。他们被赋予责任,更大的社区,将准备他们是我们学校的未来领袖的成员。它们是由例如并且通过浸泡介绍给社区服务。在他们的中学里,学生有发展所必需的良好的学习能力和组织能力在巴勒斯及以后取得成功的大力支持。

学生在七年级被放置在未经跟踪的班数学以外所有科目。数学安置是基于前面给定的春季测试的结果,入院后做出决定。这是我们的经验,小学和中学的数学课程,比任何其他显著主题而变化。放置在他们的数学类可以是一个什么样的学生已经接触到每一点不亚于他或她的能力的功能。由7级年底,数学教师都能够做出关于在8年级和随后的数学课每个学生的成绩可能水平的建议。

The 8th-grade Algebra I course, which is demanding and appropriate for many of our students, is not as fast paced as the 8th-grade Algebra I Accelerated course, but it will lead students to proceed, with more time built in to practice, through most of the same material through high school.  At the end of 8th grade, students are prepared for high school and thus are given the opportunity to begin to make their own course selections, although in some cases departments will still make placement recommendations.

In science, students in 9th grade who want to apply to the most highly selective colleges and universities tend to take the biology accelerated class and should be able to do well in that class. The science department will make recommendations about this choice for each student. In both science and math, every year there is an option to take either the regular or accelerated course.  A student who does not take biology accelerated, for example, might take chemistry accelerated or physics honors in future years.

It has been our experience that students are more engaged and more stimulated when they are challenged. We therefore recommend that students take the most demanding course load that they can comfortably carry throughout the high school years. Although building a college profile should not be the primary focus when making course decisions, the most highly selective colleges and universities will favor students who take the most demanding courses appropriate for them and achieve highly in those courses.

Most students will continue to take five academic courses. Four academic courses are recommended for students who have difficulty in one academic subject, who want to concentrate their work in four academic classes or who want to focus their work on the arts, athletics, activities or other pursuits. This group of students will be significantly less competitive if they choose to apply to the most highly selective colleges and universities.

9th and 10th Grades: A Time to Focus

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开始在9年级,字母等级和活动记录,并出现在学生的成绩单。学生有自由独立的时期,在此期间,他们可以在自己的学习,同时寻求老师帮助时,他们需要它。学生继续参加课程在艺术,并鼓励他们参与社区服务活动和竞技体育。

Increasingly, they consider and are advised on course selection as it may impact their college prospects. 

  • In August, there is a "college chat" for parents of 9th and 10th graders.

In 10th grade, students begin to take specific steps toward the college application process.

  • In October, students take a PSAT test as practice for the one they take in October of the junior year.
  • In the winter, the principal and college counseling director discuss summer activities.
  • 在春季,大学咨询处处长在班会上二年级学生开会讨论大三课程选择。有兴趣的同学,欢迎大家参加四月份的年度四个校大学博览会(宝来,micds,克莱顿和ladue),以及一些参加ST。路易斯地铁公平。
  • 鼓励谁采取化学在10年级学生的加速采取化学学科考试在六月。
  • 整个大二,鼓励学生当他们前往与家人或其他学校参观的朋友和家人参观学校。

11th Grade: Turning Toward the Future

150417_Classrooms_191-250p.jpg大三的时候经常在高校录取方面认为在高中最重要的一年。大多数学生认为大三的时候他们最学术挑战,并且,在很多情况下,它代表应用程序提交之前获得的最终成绩。它是在学生将被分配一个单独的高校辅导员,并开始构建基于他们的学术,社会和地理的兴趣大学名单的年份。自查并与他们交谈辅导员帮助学生更好地了解他们的愿望和自己的目标,他们开始考虑哪些学校会配合得很好。

定期会议是用来沟通的大学搜索信息。学生和家长通过以下步骤提示:

  • 在免费时段,学生可以参加与学院的代表谁访问巴勒斯会议。他们可以参加学院的“小集市”在秋季举行的学校一天开始前。
  • Parents are invited to a meeting in the fall for an overview of the college search process.
  • 在十月,很多学生只要申请使用高级课程(AP)考试,这是在春季进行。特别是,许多大三选择乘坐英语语言和组合物和/或美国历史考试。
  • In October, students take the PSAT, the qualifying test for National Merit.
  • In November, students take a free practice ACT - to see where their testing strengths lie.
  • 辅导员鼓励学生考虑选择他们喜欢和他们可能从他们被鼓励在更早的成绩尝试许多中取得领导地位的一种或两种活动。
  • A financial aid seminar is held in early October for interested parents of juniors and seniors.
  • Students and parents attend College Night in November, the kickoff for the formal counseling process.
  • 每个学生被分配到基于学生的喜好高校辅导员。高校辅导员成为学生的主要顾问。
  • Students and their parents meet with their college counselors. 
  • Students discuss a standardized test plan with their college counselor.
  • Students are encouraged to visit colleges and are allowed two excused absences to do so.
  • 一些学生和他们的家庭计划从高校辅导员的指导春假大学访问。
  • 学生和家长参加四个校大学生在四月,在高考录取代表讲话单对一个学生公平。
  • 晚辈在六月的SAT科目考试在注册前与他们的辅导员咨询。 (许多高校不再需要这些测试。)
  • Students register for advanced placement examinations, if appropriate.
  • Counselors help plan summer visits to colleges. Families make appointments for campus tours and interviews.
  • 父母写自己的孩子,帮助高校辅导员更好地了解他们的advisees“建议”。
  • 学生整个学年,在夏季进行的独立学院研究。辅导员可与学生整个学年进行协商。
  • 学生在暑假期间完善自己的大学名单,并开始起草将被包含在他们的应用程序的文章。
  • 高校辅导员主持六月份或8月中旬夏季应用研讨会,以帮助学生开始使用他们的应用程序。所有学生的论文研讨会在八月中旬举行。


12th Grade: The Closing of One Chapter—The Opening of Another

150528_Diplomoa_021-300p.jpg当然大学申请和高年级有显著。学生们投入大量的时间,思考和努力写作大学申请,然后投入感情努力理解入场办事处呈现正反两方面的决策。然而,我们要求学生不要忽视自己的角色作为社会的领袖。高级类设置学校的语气,应该抓住机遇,作出这样的基调是积极的,健康的,因为它可以。我们不断地提醒我们的前辈,这是他们在巴勒斯最后一年,他们应该采取的给予他们的机会。许多老年人发现他们做他们最好的工作在课堂上,抓住更多的机会在艺术,并与教师深入,更有意义的关系,一旦他们的应用程序已被发送。

The following list highlights the college admission process:

  • 学生(或学生和家长)的前三个星期学校期间,与他们的辅导员会面,完成他们的大学名单
  • and discuss application plans.
  • Counselors speak to parents during Mini-School.
  • College Counselors help students polish their college essays.
  • 下降召开会议与学生和家庭大四他们熟悉,特别要注意的大学申请的准备。
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  • 学生填写学校已经提前行动,早日作出决定和滚动招生计划的申请。辅导员审查提交前这些应用程序。
  • 辅导员与大专院校检查,以确保所有应用程序已经收到,并倡导学生。
  • If approved by their counselors, students may take off up to three days from school for college visits.
  • Parents are invited to schedule phone or personal conferences with their child’s college counselor as needed.
  • 学生参加与来访的大学生代表,听取他们的陈述和谈论具体的情况,必要时会议。学生也可参加每天的“小集市”与代表见面学校一天开始前。
  • 顾问建议学生派官方坐着和/或采取行动,各高校分数报告它们所应用。 (许多大学现在允许分数的“自我报告”。
  • Counselors and students have a discussion about final standardized testing.
  • 家庭填写FAFSA和CSS轮廓,如果他们申请财政援助。在FAFSA和css轮廓是每年可在10月1日。
  • Students make sure that applications are proofread by their college counselor before submission.
  • Seniors take their final SAT to ACT in October or November. 
  • 学生们通过十二月底收到来自高校提前录取/早期行动通知,并讨论与他们的辅导员结果。
  • 在4月底剩余决定接收和高校辅导员可帮助学生选择自己的大学。
  • Students send in one deposit to the college of their choice by May 1.