2021

  • November

    Monthly College Counseling Update: November 2021

    Class of 2022

    Seniors will be receiving a lot of admission decisions in the next three weeks. The College Counseling office will learn more about context in the coming weeks to better understand the landscape and competitiveness of admission pools. Please support our seniors in their conceptualizing both good and bad news. 
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  • Novel Thinking in College Admissions - What Size Pond?

    Chris Boehm
    Hate to admit it, I didn’t read much in my childhood. Even resisted picking books up in college until well into my adult years (measured in age, not maturity). Perhaps, because I read at a snail’s pace or because I didn’t have the patience to appreciate the benefits of losing myself in a great book.
     
    I’m happy to say I’ve grown to appreciate reading and the mental stimulation it provides. I’m happier and more fulfilled when I pick up a book and feel reading also reduces my stress, improves my focus, increases my knowledge, and makes me a better problem solver. I’m also told, at my age, it prevents cognitive decline – which is always a good thing. I also read to find nuggets of inspiration to make me better at my job and help our students with their college process. It’s amazing how, with an open mind, you can find resources that apply to the college process in almost anything you read.
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  • October

    Monthly College Counseling Update: October 2021

    Seniors Submitting Applications

    Approximately 90% of the members of the class of 2022 will have submitted an application by November 1st. It’s a busy time, submitting documents, completing SRARs, revising essays. We thank all faculty, parents, counselors, and peers for helping our seniors work through this busy time.
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  • September

    Monthly College Counseling Update: September 2021

    Archmere Seniors

    The College Counseling Office is completing individual meetings with all senior families in preparation to process nearly 1,000 applications in the next month. We’d like to thank all the teachers that wrote recommendation letters for seniors and urge our students do the same. 
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  • May

    Monthly College Counseling Update: May 2021

    Class of 2021!

    On May 13th we celebrated our seniors with a College Decision Day celebration. It included a class photo, games, a photo booth, and an ice cream truck. Most importantly, seniors had time to spend with their classmates. We are grateful that they had this time and thankful to have been a small part of their journeys. Godspeed Class of 2021!
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  • April

    Monthly College Counseling Update: April 2021

    Class of 2021 

    Celebration season has begun! College enrollment decision deadlines are this weekend (5/1 or 5/3). We’re inviting seniors and the Archmere staff to wear college apparel on Monday, May 3rd. Our full College Decision Day celebration will occur on May 13th because of AP exams. Mrs. Reigner and Mr. Boehm will be available over the weekend if there are any last minute enrollment, financial aid, or waitlist conversations to be had.
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  • March

    Monthly College Counseling Update: March 2021

    Decisions Are Rolling In...

    Final round of application decisions for seniors will be released over Spring Break and everyone will transition to final enrollment decisions. It’s an exciting time of year and one we relish every Spring. College Counseling will be responding to emails from the Class of 2021 over vacation in order to assist students and families with decisions. Our next Senior College Coffee will be April 22nd. We’re also excited to move into the celebration season with our College T-Shirt Day on May 3rd and College Celebration events on May 13th. 
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  • February

    Monthly College Counseling Update: February 2021

    Seniors
     
    Regular decision application releases are occurring throughout the spring semester. Influenced by the pandemic, some schools are releasing earlier and some later than normal. We welcome conversations about final decisions, comparing aid and scholarship awards, and continuing to learn more about school options. We will be publishing a Spring Semester Task List for seniors in CIALFO this week to help guide them through the final months of their search. 
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  • January

    Monthly College Counseling Update: January 2021

    Junior Career Day

    We were thrilled to be able to deliver Junior Career Day this month! Archmere parent and PwC Advisory Principal Brad Denning kicked off the day with a keynote emphasizing taking risks, exploration, and being willing to not always follow the crowd. We welcomed twenty speakers to engage students in-person and virtually about their diverse careers. Students were able to choose to attend four presentations and all students participated in two reflection activities. This year’s roster of presenters included seventeen alumni and Archmere parents. We’d like to thank all of them for sharing their time and knowledge and are also extremely appreciative of the teachers and administrators who volunteered to help pull off the program. Congratulations to Ms. Souza-Reigner for the flawless coordination!
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  • Three Questions with a Career Professional

    Archmere’s College Counseling Office’s Three Questions with a Career Professional YouTube series explores different career fields with Archmere community members, such as alumni and parents of current students and alumni.  Ms. Catherine Souza, Associate Director of College Counseling & Coordinator of Career Programs, asks each guest to share their education and career history, what a day in their life looks like, and how students interested in their career field could learn more. Additionally, they share the best piece of advice they’ve received throughout their career.
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Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.