Throughout a student’s time at West Nottingham, they will be exposed to opportunities that will bring about self-awareness when deciding a future path. Through trips, college tours, discussions, games, role-playing, seminars, and workshops, students will learn skills for life and create strong college resumes that set them apart. West Nottingham students know what college is about, what they are looking for, and the tools they can use to find success. All students receive individualized college guidance and course advising, not losing sight on the students’ future goals.
Students also benefit from extended services based on their needs. For student-athletes, the College Counseling Office will work with NCAA for transcript and course approval purposes and the director of athletics assists students with the NCAA student portal. Chesapeake Learning Center (CLC) students benefit from a coordinated approach between the College Counseling Office and CLC, including exam accommodations, and essay and application support. English-as-a-Second-Language students are also supported by the director of international programs and may request additional guidance for test preparation, TOEFL registration, and essay writing and application. The College Counseling Office also helps all students research and apply to summer programs that support their future goals.
College counseling begins in 9th grade and has one main focus: excellent endeavors for a successful future. We aim to make the college process just that, and one that is best unfolded throughout high school, not treated as an afterthought and rushed in one's senior year.