Meeting with College Counselors
College counselors are fully available to support students and their families via email or video-conference. Links to each college counselor’s calendar are available on the college counseling class pages in MyPorter’s, and students may schedule them at their convenience as their online class schedule allows. The online class schedule specifically sets aside Wednesdays for co-curricular meetings, and students are encouraged to use this time to work on their college search if they do not have time during the rest of the week.
College Counseling Class Pages
The College Office now has “class pages” on MyPorter’s much the same as the students have class pages for each of their academic courses. The content will be specifically designed by class year, providing helpful information and tools for juniors and seniors as they continue to progress through the college search process. These resources will also be accessible to parents through their MyPorter’s accounts as well.
College Visit Programs
College campuses are not accepting visitors this spring and have cancelled all previously scheduled programming. This includes regularly scheduled tours and information sessions, as well as admitted student programs. Colleges and universities have devoted tremendous resources toward virtual outreach to their admitted and prospective students to replicate as much of the in-person programming they had planned as possible.Students should look for these resources on the admissions pages of the websites for the schools they are considering.
Ancient Ambassadors for Seniors
Should a senior wish to speak to a Porter’s graduate who is currently attending or recently graduated from one of the schools she is considering, she should notify her college counselor who will help put her in touch with an Ancient at that school.
Standardized Testing for Juniors
All SAT and ACT testing has been cancelled for the months of April and May. Students are encouraged to reschedule their testing to the June test dates, in a test center local to where they are. Registration for testing dates after June 30 will open later in the spring, and college counselors will formulate a plan with each junior to arrange for her next testing date.
SAT / ACT Prep
Free online preparation resources are available for both the SAT and the ACT. Students can work at their own pace and review for all topics, or simply focus on the sections on which they feel they need the most improvement. The SAT provides content via Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/sat). ACT online prep can be found on their website (https://onlineprep.act.org/). A schedule for online delivery of the remaining sessions of the test prep classes provided by Summit will be shared with the students enrolled in those classes.