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Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
As you embark on your Upper School career at Breck, you are beginning a time of great personal and intellectual growth.  In the College Counseling Office we are interested in these developments and your sense of how you want to shape your future.  Welcome to this exciting time!   Settling into the routines and rhythms of Upper School life takes energy, focus, and sustained commitment.  While you are getting involved in the daily happenings at school, we encourage you to take time to step back...
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Our goal this year is to get to know you better and to help ease you into the college process. We urge you to take it at your own pace. We will post newsletters a few times this year to keep you updated on the happenings in our office.  If you are curious, check out some college counseling information on Breck's website, http://www.breckschool.org/college-counseling. You will find information about ACT/SAT testing, course planning, college visits, and more. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 | PSAT...
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
As you may have heard, expectations and responsibilities can increase dramatically this year. The fall can be a difficult time to acclimate, juniors should make sure to ask questions of their teachers, participate in class, take advantage of opportunities — academic or co-curricular — to grow. Remember, at least one of their teachers from this year will most likely write one of their college recommendations. A good start is imperative for a good year!  This month also provides unique...
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Amidst all the newness of the year and establishing their leadership within the school, seniors may just now begin turning their attention to the college process. In the process, anxiety and pressure may begin to mount. The appropriate response is to talk, and we are here to help! Below is a checklist of sorts. While not all will apply directly to you, please carefully review the items.  Third and Final Common Application Essay Workshop: Friday, October 6 Our third essay program will take...
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017
Welcome back! The College Counseling Office believes clear and regular communication makes for a successful college search process. The monthly newsletter serves to provide general information by grade to the Breck community. We ask that you read the information relevant to your child and encourage you to review the entire newsletter to appreciate the scope of the college counseling curriculum. These newsletters are sent via the monthly broadcast. You may find the archived newsletters for this...
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017
Though college is still a long way off, we will meet with your class several times throughout the year, and we are looking forward to getting to know each of you. Breck is unique in our local area in that we assign college counselors to 10th graders. The intention is that the counselors get to know the students and families as best we can so that we can provide appropriate and individualized counsel as we seek to fulfill Breck’s mission to “prepare each student for a college whose culture is...
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017
Welcome back! The College Counseling Office believes clear and regular communication makes for a successful college search process. The monthly newsletter serves to provide general information by grade to the Breck community. We ask that you read the information relevant to your child and encourage you to review the entire newsletter to appreciate the scope of the college counseling curriculum. These newsletters are sent via the monthly broadcast. You may find the archived newsletters for this...
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017
Welcome back! The College Counseling Office believes clear and regular communication makes for a successful college search process. The monthly newsletter serves to provide general information by grade to the Breck community. We ask that you read the information relevant to your child and encourage you to review the entire newsletter to appreciate the scope of the college counseling curriculum. These newsletters are sent via the monthly broadcast. You may find the archived newsletters for this...

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