College Counseling

Each student has a story. At Breck, college counselors serve in a variety of roles within the community - as advisors, teachers, community partnership leaders, club advisors, and more - and we see students in their element and understand better the student experience. We listen, observe, question, and, yes, we counsel. Beginning in sophomore year, counselors work with students to foster relationships, to begin to understand their stories and to begin learning each student's voice, interests, and passions. Our process begins and ends with the student; we apply our expertise to student reflections and add our knowledge with the family's goals, and collectively, we work together to capture the student's unique experience in their own voice. Their story. 

College Bound

Breck students matriculate to colleges and universities across the country that are compatible with their unique talents and interests. 

Highlights include:

  • 3 full-time counselors
  • Family programming begins in 9th grade with an evening program
  • Counselors assigned in sophomore year
    • Meetings this year discuss scheduling, activities, interests, etc., to make sure/challenge student in their pursuits
  • A reflective approach to our work (ie. lots of questionnaires, worksheet-type activities, group work, etc)
    • Are they indeed pursuing their interests? After all, colleges know what's important to students by how they spend their time!
  • Evening programs for students and families each semester beginning in 10th grade
    • Special programming focused on athletes and artists
    • Borrowing from the idea that knowledge is power, we firmly believe this is a family endeavor as parents perhaps know their child best and are definitely their child's best advocates.
  • Coffee conversations for 11th and 12th grade parents in addition to evening programs
  • Application Case Studies Program for juniors heading into the college admission process
  • On-campus test prep
  • We offer a spring program for 12th grade parents to prepare them for college decisions, supporting their child in making the college decision, and transition to college

Calendar

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Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 5601 W 78th St, Bloomington, MN 55439, USA
We represent eight nationally recognized liberal arts colleges throughout the country. The deans
and directors of admission from Claremont McKenna College, Colorado College, Connecticut
College, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Kenyon College, Macalester College, and Sarah
Lawrence College will be in your area to present group programs for prospective students and
their families. The program includes presentations on each of the colleges, as well as general
information on the selective college admissions process and financial aid. There is also an
opportunity to meet the representatives and ask questions about each college individually.

Wednesday, May 22
7:00 p.m
6:30 p.m. Check-in/Registration

Registration is now open! www.8ofthebest.org
Read More about 8 of the Best Colleges Program
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis - Park Place, 1500 Park Pl Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA
Join Brown University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University and Rice University for an information session for prospective students and their families. Sessions include a brief overview of each institution, information on admissions and financial aid, and a chance to speak informally with admissions representatives. You must register to attend. We look forward to meeting you around the country this spring! 

exploringeducationalexcellence.org
Read More about Exploring Educational Excellence Program