At an IB Advisory Council meeting, our parent members brought to our attention the need of parents of 9th, 10th and 11th graders to be aware of our resources to help you and your child feel comfortable embarking on the eventual college application process. It is important to us that you feel supported as you look ahead for your child’s future.
The internet provides a wonderful resource for the start of your research with your child into how to prepare for college and how to apply to college. Our school website has a “Parent and Student Resource” page containing information for NCAA qualifications, college visits scheduled for our school, and other documents: http://henrico.k12.va.us/hs/henrico/2910.html. In addition, school counseling has a page which contains some of the same information as well as the monthly scholarship newsletter and junior and senior handbooks which give a detailed timeline for the college process and lists of resources: http://henrico.k12.va.us/hs/henrico/2909.html. In our counseling department, Ms. Kremsreiter, (firstname.lastname@example.org ) is in charge of college visits. Mr. Jeremiah (email@example.com) can give you information about sports eligibility and NCAA qualifications. Feel free to contact them with questions.
My blog also posts information as it comes to me. Select the post “topic” that interests you and all the most recent information will come up.
Other websites that are informative:
For Students: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/apply/
For Parents: http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/apply/
From one of our graduates: https://henricodreams.wordpress.com/college-essay/
How to Get In: http://www.howtogetin.com/apply-to-college/
Planning for College: http://www.collegeanswer.com/applying/content/index.jsp
The Common Application: https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx
Applying to College: http://school.familyeducation.com/college-prep/college-applications/34526.html
Princeton Review: The Process: http://www.princetonreview.com/opinionAdvice.aspx?type=college
Colleges and Universities in Viriginia: http://www.colleges.virginia.cc/
Search for US Colleges: http://www.collegeanduniversitysearch.net/
Finally, Ms. Terry, our IB counselor, and I are always eager to meet with parents to answer questions or offer suggestions in starting the process of getting ready for college. Ms. Terry can be reached at 228-2710 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment or to ask a question. You may call the IB office or email me as well.
At the websites, you can see that the school hosts weekend events for everything from SAT prep to understanding the common application to filling out the FAFSA, the financial aid form. In IB we hold a parent meeting in September for freshmen/sophomores and junior/seniors. Ms. Terry and I are available at those meetings to provide information.
So, if you would like help getting started or would like information on how to get started, please do not hesitate to use the above resources and/or contact Ms. Terry and/or me.