As each student’s process is unique to her, the program is structured but flexible, allowing each Archer girl to chart her own course on her own terms. While we encourage each student to take the lead in her own process, the structure of our department ensures she is never without the advice and support of her college counseling team.
In 12th grade, we focus on a calm and consistent approach to the application process. Students are given a head start on applications at our annual College Jump Start. Not only does this allow our students to start 12th grade with complete applications, but they are also well prepared for college interviews, scholarship weekends, and success in their classes. Each student meets as often as needed with her counselor to ensure that she is comfortable and confident with her college choices, applications, and overall strategy. As a result of this approach, Archer girls apply to fewer schools than their peers with fantastic results: 93% of the Class of 2018 were admitted to one or more of their top three choices.