Great Hearts is committed to an individualized approach to college counseling. The emphasis of the program is on helping students discover who they are as learners and emerging adults. Throughout their years at Great Hearts, our students learn to be comfortable in the worlds of both ideas and practicality, understanding the relationship between the two. This serves the Great Hearts student particularly well when selecting a college experience.
Students are encouraged, through a program designed by an experienced group of college counseling professionals, to explore their college options. As a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Great Hearts complies with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice. At the beginning of the junior year, a structured college planning curriculum is launched which serves to keep students focused on college calendars, deadlines, applications, summer programs, college essays and testing. The program also covers goal setting, learning about colleges and scholarships and, most importantly, finding the right fit.
Our aim is to provide a college planning experience that does not focus on the high school years as a means to an end. We want students to be fully present in their upper school years without the explicit end goal of college admissions.