Viewpoint School is a private co-ed school in the Calabasas area and has students enrolled in kindergarten through the 12th grade. It’s the largest K-12 school in California. Viewpoint has a college counseling office which offers services to the school’s 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students — grades commonly referred to as Viewpoint Upper School or Viewpoint High School.
Viewpoint High School College Counseling
Viewpoint students who we have worked with in the past have shared with us that although they are assigned a college counselor during the freshman year, the college counseling effort (beyond the self-service resources on their website) do not really begin until the second semester of 11th grade.
The good news about Viewpoint’s college counseling is that, unlike public school college counselors, they take the time to visit colleges around the country. They are even members of some of the same college counseling organizations to which Magellan’s college counselors – we consider them colleageues. However, Viewpoint college counselors have a caseload of between 25 to 45 students at a time, which leaves them very little time to spend with each student.
Why does that matter? You’ve invested heavily in a Viewpoint High School education for your child, and you’ve seen your child grow throughout his or her time there. Hopefully, they’ve taken all of the classes and achieved the grades they need for their intended college and major. Next, you’ll be investing even more time and money in their college education.
Wouldn’t you like to stack the odds in your favor of your child discovering the colleges that are right for him or her, getting into those colleges, and possibly getting scholarship offers?
It’s Time to Start Preparing for College Now
Has your child started preparing for college? If not, you should start now, at the beginning of 11th grade or sooner. Delaying planning for college until the end of 11th grade or the start of 12th grade will leave you stressed and rushed about the college application process. Planning for college must include:
- Taking the right classes in the 9th and 10th grade
- Researching and completing a college list while in the 11th
- Identifying and applying for college financial aid
- Learning how to reduce the costs of a college education
- Preparing for and taking the SAT and ACT tests at the right time
…and much more.
With Viewpoint High School college counseling, the counselors are employed by the school, and they must follow the school’s college counseling process and schedule. That means your college counselors may be unavailable during some of the critical times of the college application process – summer and winter break. As a result, you and your child may be filling out college applications or college essays during these times on your own.
Private College Counseling is Your Answer
Applying to college should involve a professional college counselor who can be with you through every step of the process. Magellan College Counseling’s independent college counselors work with your child to develop a college list that is perfect for your child’s interests and future career goals – and we stay with you for every step of the way
We match your child to an independent college counselor from our expert team. The match is based on several factors: the skills, talents, and needs of the student. Just as you want your child to find the right college, we want your child to find the right college counselor. These steps are important for a great college search and application process.
Our college counselors are members of professional college counseling associations, and we follow their guidelines carefully. We help you research college that fit your child, based on their individual needs. We do this based on our experience with the colleges, as our college counselors have personally visited around 300 campuses around the country.
Each member of the Magellan team is experienced in specialty subjects including athletics, engineering, STEM, humanities/liberal arts, and more. The college counselor we match to your child helps them prepare for college, plan for college, and apply to the right college. And through our counseling program, we can also help you reduce the cost of college! We help every step of the way through the actual applications, and finally, to our goal: multiple college acceptances.
Many Viewpoint parents plan on relying on Viewpoint High School college counseling for their child. But our clients have found that our process, which starts earlier, is more customized to each child, dedicating more time to your child, leading to a longer list of acceptances and greater choices in which college to attend.