Preparing for College – 9th, 10th, & 11th Graders Starting Now!

Starting Early, Starting Right – 11th Grade:

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Juniors, Class of 2015, and their parents are making plans for next year! Students are sitting down with Mrs. Tucker and discussing graduation, evaluating transcripts, making course requests, and talking about the importance of:
– taking an SAT or ACT before the end of the year;
– getting information to teachers who are going to write letters of recommendation;
– preparing a resume;
– going to college websites and previewing applications;
– making contact with admissions representatives and getting specific questions answered;
– registering in Family Connection (Naviance);
– registering with the NCAA if planning to play sports in college. Knowing what will be expected in the college application process and planning ahead for it can help make the senior year even more delightful. Pray, present the best application possible, and then listen intently for God’s guidance.

College Tours – 9th & 10th Grade:

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Brook Hill ninth and tenth graders have been preparing for college. Not only are they taking a rigorous curriculum each and every day, they are out and about visiting college campuses. Being on a campus is the absolute best way to get a true “feel” as to whether or not the college would be a good fit. By senior year Brook Hill students will have visited fourteen colleges and universities, both public and private, large and small. Being exposed to a variety of schools helps students to have an idea as to the setting they might prefer when they are researching additional schools. The trips provide early insight into the world of the college application process as well as providing priceless memories.


College Representatives Visit Campus:

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Students took advantage of Texas Tech, UT Austin, Tarleton State, Tyler Junior College, and Stephen F. Austin State University representatives who were at Brook Hill. Colleges being on campus provides a wonderful opportunity for students to meet and greet Admissions Officers and get answers directly from the staff at the college or university. Walking up to the table and introducing yourself is great practice for all grade levels. Colleges want to hear from you. They like, and are kind to, parents and counselors, but they really want to talk to students!

To learn more about how Brook Hill is a College Preparatory School, and all the programs we offer to help students reach their goals, click on this link to learn more about our private school.