Applying to college is a critical point of personal transition, and the counseling staff endeavors to walk students through the process beginning in ninth grade and culminating with students having the opportunity to make a college choice that is the best fit for them.
We’re always working to demystify the college admission process and teach students where and how they can exert control. Using the most current technical tools, we enable students to become informed stakeholders and responsible decision makers. At the same time, we understand college admission to be a family experience, so we invite parents to work alongside us to help students not only plan for college but for the rest of their lives.
Student Guide and Timeline
Parent and student programs (which are provided in the spring of a student’s 8th-grade year) are designed to give an overview as well as a focus to the priorities and direction for the years ahead. High school students at Oaks Christian School are assigned an individual college counselor in the fall of 10th grade. Ninth-grade students are welcome in the counseling office anytime and are encouraged to visit with any available counselor.
The following calendar reflects the College Counseling component of a student's progress during the course of the next four years.