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February Newsletter: Freshmen

Friday, February 10, 2017

Grade 9-10 Student Parent College Counseling Meeting

On Wednesday, February 1, many families joined us for our annual Grades 9-10 Student Parent College Counseling Meeting. Chris Ellertson, Vice President for Enrollment at Lake Forest College, Chris George, St. Olaf’s Dean of Admissions, and other members of the Breck community joined us for a series of conversations on a variety of topics. It was a great night to learn how artists and athletes can optimize their process and as well as how to finance a college education, how to approach standardized testing, thoughts on optimizing and personalizing the Breck experience and a chance to ask questions.

Please refer to the invitation sent last week for further information about panels, panelists and programming details.

A Note on Practice Tests and Practice Test Results

We distributed PSAT results and booklets during the February 1 College Forum. If your child was absent or missed this event, we will distribute them during the February 15th advisory. The scores are informative, but should be reviewed within context. Rather than focusing on scores, it is the skills assessed that are most worth reviewing.


With one semester in the rearview mirror, now is the time to reflect and make some goals for the future, both in the classroom and out. Students should continue to develop good study habits, get to know teachers, and step out of their comfort zone to take on a leadership role, try a new activity, and to find other outlets for their talents and interests. As you complete scheduling requests for next year, make summer plans, be mindful that how students spend their time reflects their interests and passions! 

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

Nancy Dohr
College Counseling Office Assistant