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September Newsletter: Sophomores

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 compatible with the individual’s needs, interests and abilities.” 

Testing in the Sophomore Year

This year we are strongly encouraging all sophomores to take the PSAT and the Practice ACT. 

  • On Saturday, October 14, the PSAT test will be given at Breck School. The college office will register your child. We will offer an introductory meeting for sophomores during the school day on October 10. Please note that the “P” stands for practice. This date offers a simulated SAT experience and will provide useful feedback. 
  • Wednesday, October 18, is the Practice ACT for sophomores.

Grade 10 Parent College Counseling Meeting

When: September 6, 5:30 PM (Upper School Library)

Prior to the Upper School Back-to-School Night, the College Counseling Office will hold a brief, 20-minute program for sophomore parents in the US Library. 

Recommended Reading

I’m Going to College, Not You, by Jennifer Delahunty

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 academic year here.

Breck's College Counseling Office

Jonathan Nicholson
Director of College Counseling
763-381-8248

Susan Graham
Associate Director of College Counseling
763-381-8246

Andrea O’Connell
Associate Director of College Counseling
763-381-8138

Carrie Papillon
College Counseling Office Assistant
763-381-8258