College Counseling

 

Kate Trott   
College Counselor
ktrott@calvertonschool.org
410-535-0216 ext.1129

The Mission of our College Counseling Program is to ensure that every Calverton graduate attains admission to a baccalaureate granting institution that will prepare him or her for the responsibilities of adult life and for life-long enjoyment of the life of the mind. To this end, we strive to help each student determine what type of higher education will best suit his or her needs and aspirations and to help each student gain admission to his or her school of choice. It is our hope that all Calverton graduates will flourish while in college, will graduate with pride, and will look back on this season of their lives with great satisfaction and joy.

Upcoming Events

Calverton College Night -Thursday 9/29, 7 pm, Black Box Theater

Overview of useful college websites such as Naviance, Common App, and College Board; review PSAT, SAT, and ACT testing and their current expectations and upcoming changes; review Federal Aid and Scholarships opportunities; share insight into the current college acceptance climate; overview of upcoming Calverton College Workshops; discuss life after Calverton, and more. This is open to all Upper School families. 

College Workshops 

Mainly senior-focused for application and essay assistance, but open to all upper school students. We will have a 1:1 opportunity in How to/Help Guide in Naviance & Common Core, essay help, and How to Apply. Students and families are welcome to schedule a time to meet and discuss college aspirations.

            Workshop Dates:        
                        Saturday, 9/24 9-1pm            
                        Saturday, 10/22 9-1pm
                        Saturday, 11/12 9-1pm

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)

The PSAT is schedule for 9th-11th grade on October 12th. The test will take place during the school day at Calverton. Please do not schedule appointments or trips on this date as this test cannot be rescheduled. Practice tests are available, please stop into my office to pick one up. Khan Academy is a free tutoring and practice resource.

The SAT can be scheduled through College Board. Khan Academy is a free tutoring and practice resource. There are also 1:1 and group tutoring local resources. If interested, there are pamphlets in my office.

            Fall Registration Dates:
                        10/7 registration deadline for 11/5 SAT
                        11/3 registration deadline for 12/3 SAT 
 

The ACT can be scheduled through ACT.org Scholar Prep is one of several practice resources. Khan Academy can be used it does not have ACT-specific practice.         

             Fall Registration Dates:
                      9/16 registration deadline for 10/22 ACT
                        11/4 registration deadline for 12/10 ACT
 

College Visits

This is open to all Upper School students and a great way first step to learn about a school and meet with admissions without travel. I expect this list to grow in the next few weeks and will update regularly.

                      Gettysburg Friday 10/28
                        Lynn University Tuesday 11/8