Spring 2019 Dates
College Counseling Night + College Athletic Recruiting 101
If your son or daughter is interested in playing collegiate sports and you did not have the chance to hear Steve Olson speak in September, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Louise Owens Theater. Steve is a tremendous resource to Whitefield Academy, and he will be sharing helpful information about how to set your student up for success for the collegiate athletic recruitment process. Parents of 8th - 11th grade student athletes are invited to attend this event.
Following Steve's presentation, The College Counseling Office is excited to welcome Rick Clark, the Director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech, to Whitefield Academy on Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Louise Owens Theater. This event is open to parents of 9th - 11th grade students and will be a unique opportunity for you to hear firsthand from a seasoned admission professional about the best ways to prepare your students for the college search and application process. You will not want to miss this wonderful opportunity to hear from such a well-respected, down-to-earth, and candid admission veteran. We hope to see you there!
College Counseling Breakfast Workshops
In the spring, the College Counseling Office hosts breakfast workshops for grades 9 - 11 as an opportunity to share important grade-specific information related to college planning. These college counseling breakfasts are for students only, and it is mandatory that students attend their grade's meeting. They will take place in the Barnett Gathering Room and will last from 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (during late start on Wednesday).
The 9th - 11th grade breakfast dates are as follows:
- 11th grade: January 16
- 10th Grade: January 23
- 9th Grade: March 27
Please remind your students to get to school early on their assigned workshop date!
Atlanta Invitational Case Studies (10th grade ONLY)
The Atlanta Invitational Case Studies Program is a unique opportunity for sophomore students, and parents, from several Atlanta-area independent schools to meet with admissions officers from approximately 80 colleges across the country to learn first-hand how college admissions decisions are made.
What happens at the Atlanta Case Studies Program? During the event, participants will be guided by admissions professionals in small committees to ultimately decide which applicants should be admitted to the sample university. This exercise will acquaint you with the college application reading process that the Class of 2021 will soon experience. In order for the program to be effective, students and parents must review sample applications prior to attending the program. After the case studies session, students and parents are encouraged to attend the private college fair where they can speak directly to the college representatives participating in the program.
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Event details and registration information were sent directly to 10th grade parents on January 7. Reminders will be sent to 10th grade families in the weeks to come.
College Counseling University Day Trips
The College Counseling Office is excited to be offering two group visits in January. The trips are as follows...
Auburn University- January 17 (Registration closed)
Kennesaw State University- January 30
- This trip is open to 10th - 12th grade students
- Registration opens on January 14 and interested students may sign-up in the Upper School front office. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- This trip does not require a registration fee, but students will be expected to cover the cost of their own lunch.
- Depart Whitefield at 9:15 a.m.
- Information session and tour from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Lunch on campus
- Return to Whitefield by 1:30 p.m.
Note: Students participating in this trip will be expected to return to class upon return to school that afternoon.