As part of our college preparatory curriculum, American Academy provides a full-time college advisor to assist students and their families with the college selection and admissions process. Our college advisor researches and visits colleges with comprehensive programs for students with learning differences. A strong emphasis is placed on finding the right match for each student depending on the level of accommodations needed for that individual. Students benefit from individualized counseling sessions to ensure they are armed with the knowledge they need to successfully navigate through the college admissions process and fulfill their learning potential.
In addition to connecting students with colleges via college tours throughout the country, we also connect the colleges to the students. Each year, over 100 colleges participate in our on-campus college fair giving students the opportunity to speak directly with admission representatives from a variety of colleges and universities.
- High School/College Planning
- College Scholarships and Financial Aid
- SAT and ACT Preparation
- Interview Specialist
- Athletic Scholarship Specialist
- College Fairs
- Individual College Visits
- College Tours
High School and college planning are offered for students beginning in Middle School. Freshmen and Sophomores meet with their school counselor regularly to monitor their progress. Juniors meet with their college advisor for an intensive Junior Conference to discuss their academic course choices, SAT/ACT preparations, and their college plans. During their Senior year, students meet continually with their College Advisor to complete college applications, resumes, and letters of recommendations to finalize college admissions.
Collectively, each of our recent graduating classes has been awarded scholarships totaling tens of millions of dollars. Our college advisors connect students with national, local, and individual university funds to match each family’s needs. A financial aid specialist offers workshops and individual advising.
Each American Heritage/Academy campus hosts its own annual college fair. Traditionally, over 100 representatives from Ivy Leagues and leading national universities attend. Students in grades 10-12 meet the college representatives and gather information to help them in the college decision-making process.
College tours are offered each year to various areas of the country, such as New England, the Midwest, California, and the Southeast. Students spend 3-4 days visiting campuses and gathering information on specific schools. Staff members from American Heritage Guidance and College Planning Department chaperone these tours.