Freshman Program

In this 4-year program, students will work with their ACP Consultant to select high school courses that will be both challenging and manageable.  Students will understand the graduation requirements for their high school as well as the general admission requirements for college.  Students will solve academic problems that may arise, facilitate or improve teacher relationships, identify and recommend extracurricular and summer activities, develop and explore core interests, learn how to make an impact in their school, local and global community, and maintain the confidence to meet these goals.  They will work over four years to build a strong profile, then develop a balanced college list, application strategy, and they begin working on their college applications.  Generally, students meet with their counselor one hour per month.

Sophomore Program

Students joining the ACP program in their junior year will meet with their consultant to review their high school transcripts and activities to date and maximize the time they have left to create and strengthen their portfolio.  Students will create a balanced list of potential colleges, create SMART goals, and update activities and community service in their WOIS portfolio.  Students will create an application strategy and begin writing dynamic and engaging personal statements.  Students will explore the option of early decision for colleges and create a timeline for applications to their preferred colleges.  Generally, students meet with their consultant an average of 2 hours per month.

Junior Program

Students joining the ACP program in their junior year will meet with their consultant to review their high school transcripts and activities to date and maximize the time they have left to create and strengthen their portfolio.  Students will create a balanced list of potential colleges, create SMART goals, and update activities and community service in their WOIS portfolio.  Students will create an application strategy and begin writing dynamic and engaging personal statements.  Students will explore the option of early decision for colleges and create a timeline for applications to their preferred colleges.  Generally, students meet with their consultant an average of 2 hours per month.

Senior Program

Seniors who join the ACP program will be on the fast track to the college application process.  Their ACP Consultant will work with them to address any shortcomings in their academic record and to accentuate strengths and relevant experiences.  Students will finalize a list of potential colleges, develop an application strategy, and write and revise personal statements.  If needed, students will prepare for admission interviews and prepare supplemental application materials including personalized portfolios.  Students will submit applications to their Consultant who will take them to the ANC Roundtable in which expert counselors will review all aspects of their application, simulating and admissions committee.  ACP Consultants will compile the feedback from the ANC Roundtable and provide the opportunity for the student to make appropriate revisions. Generally, students meet with their consultant an average of one hour per week.