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December Newsletter: Sophomores

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

COLLEGE COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS will be mailed home in mid-December. Sophomores will be asked to set a meeting time with your counselor early next semester to allow the counselor to start to get to know your student and to discuss class scheduling. We ask that the first meetings be held between the student and the counselor. We are looking forward to working with you!

ATTEND THE JANUARY 31 COLLEGE NIGHT FOR GRADES 9-10! You will find the date noted on your Breck School calendar. This evening will be full of information for students and parents alike. PSAT and Practice ACT test results will be distributed to sophomores this evening. Students should be emailed electronic PSAT score reports at some point in December. 

A NOTE ON COURSE SCHEDULING: Your child will embark on the first step in the college process in January: meeting with the college counselor. Over the course of the next year, counselors hope to develop a relationship with your child, help prepare an appropriate schedule, and discuss the countless opportunities for involvement outside the classroom that will help in discovering and developing passions and interests. Our goal is to find the right balance: a schedule with the appropriate combination of challenge and rigor, involvement in clubs, music, art, theater, athletics, service opportunities, and the countless opportunities beyond campus, and time to enjoy being a teenager. 

Part of the course registration process may include AP courses. The departments will distribute information about their respective processes. Please be on the lookout for this material and be mindful of the deadlines! In prelude to this conversation, we advise you to spend some time over break discussing your child’s academic experience, academic interests, involvement and other time commitments. 

DEADLINES FOR RESEARCH AND SEMESTER PROGRAMS. If you are thinking of applying, be sure to contact the department head, Dean of Studies, and your college counselor. 

Thank you to all for a wonderful first semester thus far. We wish you a joyous and restful break.

Breck's College Counseling Office

Jonathan Nicholson
Director of College Counseling

Susan Graham
Associate Director of College Counseling

Andrea O’Connell
Associate Director of College Counseling

Carrie Papillon
College Counseling Office Assistant