Grade 10-12 Student Meetings
College counselors meet with Juniors during Junior Seminar throughout the year. Sophomores meet in January for an overview of standardized testing and how this correlates to PSAT results and test preparation.
East Coast College Trip
In March, the entire Junior class takes a week-long trip to visit colleges. We are offering three trips this year: Ann Arbor to D.C., Boston to D.C., and Charlotte to D.C. The purpose is to experience a variety of colleges and universities—from small liberal arts colleges to major research universities—in rural, suburban, and urban settings.
One-on-One Student Meetings
Individual meetings with Sophomores take place in the Spring, when counselors meet one-on-one to review course options for 11th Grade. During the Spring of Junior year, students will meet one-on-one with their college counselor on three pre-scheduled occasions to discuss course selection and to devise a plan for their future.
Other Programs for Juniors
These include a Visual and Performing Arts night (odd years) and a STEAM night (even years) and our April Case Study Workshop and college fair. Windward also offers an optional college essay-writing workshop in June.
The 12th Grade
College counselors set aside formal and informal time to meet with students and to provide them with needed resources and advice. Students receive assistance with refining their college lists, completing their applications, writing and proofing college essays, the UC applications, and more. In all, Windward college counselors aim to not only lead students through the finer details of the college admissions process but also to help them make independent decisions and to understand the importance of finding the institution that is the best personal fit.