On Monday, our 61 seniors gathered to sign the class of 2016 banner and reveal their plans for next year – whether it be the colleges to which they’ve committed, gap year programs before starting college or other experiences. There was a lot of excitement, cheering and donuts to mark the occasion. After all, these students have been preparing for this moment since they walked through the high school doors freshman year.
This year’s class received 216 of acceptances to 108 colleges in the United States, Canada and even Europe, and was offered more than $6 million in merit- and need-based financial aid.
Then came the hard part – selecting the right fit for them. Our college advisor, Jill Hall, says there are many factors that impact a college decision. “We encourage students to look for colleges that meet their academic goals, as well as those that offer the perfect learning environment for them, whether it’s a large or small college, rural or urban, what extracurricular activities are important to them and, most importantly, meets their financial requirements.”