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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.