College & ACADEMIC CounselinG

The King’s Academy places a high value on guiding students through the academic and college planning process. Through the process, students become more aware of the significance of their unique set of talents and strengths. In the end, students feel confident selecting the college or university that best matches their personal, career and life goals.

The goal of enabling students to use their God-given gifts to pursue their life’s calling with confidence and maturity is a primary part of our mission

The Academic and College Planning program begins in the freshman year and emphasizes a sound foundation for academic and extracurricular planning. A personal appointment with the Academic Counselor, students, and parents is arranged during the course of the sophomore year to review progress and refine course selection and academic focus. Beginning junior year, each student is assigned a personal college counselor who remains with the student through the senior year for college admissions advice and guidance.

Our comprehensive program includes informational presentations for parents at each grade level, individualized counseling, and state-of-the-art tools for our students and families to navigate the college admissions process successfully.

By asking the right type of questions, and through careful introspection and consideration, we can work together to find a set of colleges and universities that are best aligned with your child's academic and extracurricular interests, career aspirations and financial aid requirements. One of our primary goals is to help students find the best "fit" - institutions where they will be successful and happy during the next important phase of their lives.

Academic & College Counseling Services

9th Grade

  • Academic and college planning workshop with students and parents at 9thGrade Family Night.
  • Lunchtime workshops for learning style inventories, early career exploration such as Career Key, as well as academic planning workshops.
  • Assistance in creating a 4-year academic plan.
  • Course selection to meet graduation requirements and college admission.
  • Guidance in decisions to take Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
  • Guidance in selecting extracurricular activities.
  • Preparing for High School handbook provided for each student.

10th Grade

  • Formal meeting with each 10th grader and his or her parents during the course of the 10th grade year to discuss ACT/SAT testing strategies, academic planning, and questions relating to grade appropriate preparation for college admissions.
  • PSAT testing and score interpretation offered on campus.
  • Planning for coursework and timing of SAT subject tests.
  • SAT preparation courses available on campus at reduced rates.
  • Introduction to Naviance Family Connection™ software program and online tools for college search and career exploration.
  • Life After High School handbook for each student.
  • Do What You Are, Myers-Briggs based personality test and Holland Code Interest Inventory, available to each student via Family Connection.

11th Grade

  • A College Counselor is assigned to each 11th grade student via Naviance Family Connection at the beginning of 11th grade. 
  • The college counselor will meet with 11th graders during the first semester of junior year via workshops, group sessions, and classroom presentations in preparation for the college admissions process.
  • Counselors will assist with career exploration and self-assessment.
  • PSAT testing and score interpretation offered on campus.
  • SAT Prep courses available on TKA campus at reduced rates.
  • Assistance planning for coursework and timing of SAT subject tests.
  • College Match workbook assigned.
  • Prior to winter break, college counselor packets distributed to each 11th grader. This includes a Parent Response Form for parents to complete.  Once the packet is complete, college meeting for the student and parent(s) will be set up.

12th Grade

  • Naviance Family Connection™ software program continued with each student to assist with the college search and application process
  • Individual college search and application counseling
  • College application and essay writing workshops
  • Campus visits by college admissions counselors
  • Highly personalized recommendation letters for college admissions

College Process Handbook 2017-2018

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MEET OUR COUNSELORS!

Rebecca Threewitt
Director
x4226
 
Linda Connors
College & Academic Counselor
x4343 
Anita Katter
College & Academic Counselor
x4257

Ligi Samuel
College & Academic Counselor
x4359 

 

Alyssa Gillooley
Administrative Assistant
x4204

The King’s Academy

562 N. Britton Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94085
Near Fair Oaks Ave. and Hwy 101

(408) 481-9900

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