Junior College Trip

The junior class took their last college tour through Brook Hill this past week. As the capstone trip to our college tour program, juniors visit Texas A&M, Texas State, UT Austin, and Baylor University during a three day trip.

Students that have been at Brook Hill since the sixth grade will have visited and taken notes on over 14 local colleges and universities by the time they apply to college. Students experience a variety of schools from small to large, public to private, as well as schools that are faith-based and others that are not. Through this process, students are able to get a feel for the kind of school they might wish to attend, and the kind of environment they could see themselves thriving in.

When students begin applying to college as seniors, Celia Tucker (our stellar Academic Counselor), reviews the note cards and colleges from prior trips with each student, helping guide their discussions and decisions about where and how to apply. In addition to all this, we hope the college tour program helps students proactively think about college BEFORE their senior year. Admission reps from each school goes over admission requirements, stresses the importance of GPA, campus involvement, community service, and SAT/ACT scores.

Our junior college trip wasn’t all work, we also got to play. While we were on tour, we were able to reconnect with alumni at many of the universities. Students also enjoyed the River Walk in San Antonio as well as Austin Park north of Austin, TX.

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