High School College Counseling

High School College Counseling
High School College Counseling is often free… but can the counselors provide all the attention your student needs?

If your child attends a private school, your first thought about college counseling is probably, “I’m already paying for college counseling.”  And if your child is enrolled in a public high school, your similar thought would be “my tax dollars are already paying for high school counseling.  Let’s use that!”

We know you want your child to have the absolute best chance to get into the absolute right college for them.  So keep this in mind:

  • Your child’s school counselor will likely be assigned simply on the basis of the last name, without regard for what your child needs, or the counselor’s experience with those needs.
  • Most high school college counselors begin the college search and application process at the end of junior year, or sometimes as late as fall of senior year.
  • Public high school counselors have to divide their time between hundreds of graduating seniors – nationally, high school counselors are responsible for over 450 students each, and in California, that number is over 650.
  • Private high school college counselors have smaller caseloads, but they still may have several dozen students under their advisement, and may not be able to walk your student through their college search process step-by-step.
  • School counselors are responsible for behavioral and academic counseling in addition to college advising.  They may not have specific training in helping students through the college search, nor memberships in professional college counseling organizations to help them stay informed about rapidly changing college admission trends.
  • 60% of high school seniors report NEVER meeting with their school counselor, and the 40% who do spend an average of 38 minutes with their counselor during their entire four years in high school.

In short, your son or daughter’s high school college counselor may not be able to give them the time and personalized attention they need to get into the right college for them.  If you feel like you need some extra one-on-one guidance, you can learn more about Magellan’s college counseling services here.

  • We match your child to a counselor based on their interests, talents and desires, and on our counselors’ experience
  • We begin working with students as early as the 9th grade
  • Every counselor on our team has a Certificate in College Counseling, and is a member of at least one professional college advising organization
  • Each of our counselors only works with a small group of graduating seniors each year
  • A dedicated college counselor can personalize your child’s college search and application process, helping them discover themselves, their passions, their maturity, and their own personal calling.

Here are some of the high schools our clients have attended:

  • Academy of the Canyons
  • Acton Boxborough High School
  • Agoura High School
  • Barrington High School
  • Beverly Hills High School
  • Bishop Gorman
  • Boston Latin School
  • Buckley School
  • Calabasas High School
  • Chaminade College Preparatory
  • Cleveland CORE Humanities Magnet
  • Concord-Carlisle High School
  • Crespi Carmelite High School
  • El Camino Real Charter High School
  • Granada Hills Charter High School
  • Hamilton High School Humanities Magnet
  • Harvard-Westlake School
  • Horace Mann School
  • Lane Tech College Prep High School
  • Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES)
  • Los Osos High School
  • Louisville High School
  • Loyola High School
  • Malibu High School
  • Marina High School
  • Mater Dei High School
  • Mira Costa High School
  • Newbury Park High School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Oak Park High School
  • Pacific Palisades Charter High School
  • Redondo Union High School
  • Santa Monica High School
  • Scarsdale High School
  • Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies
  • Taft Charter High School
  • Thousand Oaks High School
  • Venice High School
  • Viewpoint School
  • Westlake High School
  • Windward School

Questions?  We’ll be happy to answer them for you.  Contact us or call us today.  877-5-MAGGIE (877-562-4443).

Get started on your future, contact Magellan College Counseling today.

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