Post-Secondary Planning

At The John Crosland School post-secondary planning is a unique and personal path for each student. In our Upper School we strive for an academic environment which supports a student’s choice to pursue either College or Career based learning after high school. Although we often categorize post-secondary planning in these broad areas, there are a number of opportunities for students when exploring both college and career.

College Planning can involve a number of different tracks which serves each unique student, many of which fall into one of the categories listed below:

1. Traditional four year college
2. Traditional schools with additional support programs
3. Schools which serve students with Learning Differences and/or ADHD
4. Community College then transfer to finish four year traditional college program
5. Community College in pursuit of an associate’s degree or certification program
6. Pathfinder program
7. Career Services directly after graduation
8. Specialized schools which provide academic and life skills support
9. Military

Post-Secondary Options for Upper School Students

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Post Secondary Planning

The Counseling Department serves Upper School students in a number of ways when exploring post-secondary options. For students interested in college, it’s important to start planning early and talking with your family about prospective colleges and universities. At the John Crosland School, Ms. Gavin (the Upper School Counselor) is one resource your family can utilize when exploring your options. Additional resources and suggestions for post-secondary planning can be found in the Action Plan below.

Student Action Plan & Services:

Grade 9: Parent Action Plan: 9th Grade
◾Upper school guidance lessons once per month
◾Gavin begins the accommodations request process for CollegeBoard
◾Access to career speaker series

Grade 10: Parent Action Plan: 10th Grade
◾Upper school guidance lessons once per month
◾Gavin continues the accommodations request process for CollegeBoard as needed
◾On campus PSAT testing
◾Access to career speaker series

Grade 11: Parent Action Plan: 11th Grade
◾Upper school guidance lessons once per month
◾Gavin continues the accommodations request process for CollegeBoard as needed
◾On campus PSAT testing
◾On campus SAT/ACT testing for students with approved accommodations
◾Access to career speaker series
◾Access to public college fairs as field trip opportunities
◾11th grade family meetings twice per year
◾Access to the College Promise Program: http://www.cpcc.edu/hsprograms

Grade 12: Parent Action Plan: 12th Grade
◾Senior Seminar- one period per day all year
◾Gavin continues the accommodations request process for CollegeBoard as needed
◾On campus SAT/ACT testing for students with approved accommodations
◾Access to career speaker series
◾Access to public college fairs as field trip opportunities
◾12th grade (student led) family meetings twice per year
◾Access to the College Promise Program: http://www.cpcc.edu/hsprograms

All grades in Upper School get the opportunity to hear from college admissions representatives here at Crosland over the fall and spring months. Additionally, the Crosland College Fair takes place once per year and offers students in grades 8-12 a unique opportunity to speak with admissions representatives from various schools. Students in the Upper School also have access to the annual Post-Secondary Information Session which is offered in the spring. Additionally, students in all divisions get the opportunity to participate in Crosland’s annual Career Day which invites professionals from various career clusters to present to our students.