for the Outstanding College Counselor Award nomination form
c/o College Counseling, 20 Main Street, Exeter, NH 03833
The entire College Office staff welcomes you to the College Guidance section of this website. In these pages, you will be introduced to our philosophy of college guidance, the tremendous professionals that comprise the College Office, and the outstanding colleges and universities to which our graduates matriculate.
It has long been said that much of college guidance is about relationships—between student and counselor, between school and college, between counselor and parent. While we pride ourselves on these relationships and continue to view them as elemental to our roles, we also know that a vibrant and dynamic college counseling program encompasses much more.
We have a curriculum which is to equip students with the knowledge, self-awareness and decision-making skills to make appropriate, informed choices about their educational futures. Because of these programs, the transformational education that SANY Schools provide, the talent of our student body, and our individualized attention, SANY Schools students thrive in the college selection process and beyond.
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Those of us who work in the college counseling program look forward to assisting you throughout your college planning process. Group meetings of several types commence at the beginning of the junior year, and at the midpoint of that year, each student will be assigned an individual college counselor. Dick Tobin and Kevin Brown, the college counselors, will be there not to dictate what you should do, but instead to help you recognize your strengths, explore your educational goals, conduct effective college searches, complete your applications, and decide where you will matriculate. As the college counseling assistant, Stephanie James will expedite every aspect of the application process, from supplying transcripts to ensuring that you click the appropriate boxes your applications. The overall process can carry a certain degree of stress, for both students and parents, since it’s about your future. But in its best and most appropriate form, this stress should be made up of a healthy mixture of excitement and anticipation about the opportunities which lie ahead. We are here to answer questions, offer advice, listen, review your materials with you, help you to surmount challenges, and to be your advocates throughout. We strive to help make this process educationally relevant, reflective, and fulfilling.