College Counseling

In addition to an academically rigorous program with opportunities in extracurricular pursuits, All Saints High School has a full-time counselor with over 30 years of experience  who helps students navigate the college admissions process.

All Saints is committed to helping students and parents prepare for and succeed in the college admissions process. Because we have the ability to provide personal attention to each of our students, our counselor is able to recognize and recommend schools that are especially good matches for students, to act as a personal advocate by writing letters of recommendation, and to serve both parents and students throughout the college admissions process. These personal touches are valuable components of our program that cannot be easily duplicated.

The process of college application starts early. It begins as students establish themselves in the routine of school life in ninth and tenth grade, becoming involved learners, developing strong study skills, exploring different interests, and engaging in the life of the school community. Then they are ready to take specific steps toward college exploration. College admissions prep work begins with juniors. At this point, students are developmentally able to think about college in a meaningful way. The counselor’s focus is to help guide students and parents to learn about a variety of schools, create a list of reasonable options, complete the application process, and select a collegiate program in which the student can thrive.

The All Saints difference is how the counselor is invested in making sure the student meets success at All Saints and beyond. The commitment to each student is long-term, and the counselor’s focus is to ensure that every student’s next big step in life is the perfect fit.

College Board code for All Saints is 444 337.

2019-2020 All Saints Episcopal School Profile

Gwen Belk, High School Counselor

March 2020:  College Board Update
 
The March 14 SAT Make up Exam that was scheduled for March 28:  CANCELLED.
The May 2, 2020 SAT exam:  CANCELLED.
The June 6, 2020 SAT Exam:  Under Review
*Refunds will be issued by the College Board.

March, 2020 UPDATES FROM COLLEGE BOARD

For the 2019 – 2020 exam administration ONLY, students can take a 45 minute online exam at home.

AP is currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.

To be fair to all students, the exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.

Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they’ve worked this year to earn.

Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to— computer, tablet or smart-phone.  Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.

The exam questions are designed in ways that prevent cheating.  The integrity of the exams will be preserved.

Information about the reduced scope of content that will be covered on each 2020 AP exam is currently posted on AP Central.

The specific test dates and the free-response question types will all be posted by April 3.

College Board will also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

Just in case you are interested —Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country.  The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course.   The schedule for these AP lessons is posted online.

What the AP exams will cover:                         

Biology                                                                     
Units 1 – 6 (WILL NOT cover Units 7-8)

Calculus AB                                                            
Units 1 – 7 (WILL NOT cover Unit 8)

Calculus BC 
Units 1 – 8 plus 5 topics in Unit 10:  10.2, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.11

WILL NOT cover Unit 9, Unit 10 (except topic 10.2, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.11)

Chemistry
Units 1 – 7  (Will Not cover Units 8 – 9)

Micro-Economics
Units 1 – 5  (Will Not cover Unit 6)

English Lang and Comp
Units 1 – 7 (Will Not cover Units 8 – 9)

English Lit and Comp
Units 1 – 7 (Will Not cover Units 8-9)

Environmental Science                                       
Units 1 – 7 (Will Not cover Units 8-9)

Government (Comparative)                              
Units 1 – 3  (Will Not cover Units 4-5)

Government (US)
Units 1 – 3 (Units 4-5)

Human Geography
Units 1 – 5 (Will Not cover Unit 6-7)

Latin
Units 1 – 4 (Will Not cover Units 5-8)

Physics 1
Units 1 – 7 (Will Not cover Units 8-10)

Physics C – Electricity & Magnetism
Units 1 – 3  (Will Not cover Units 4-5)

Physics C – Mechanics
Units 1 – 5 (Will Not cover Units 6-7)

Psychology
Units 1 – 7 (Will Not cover Units 8-9)

Please note: Exam question types and Exam date 1 and Exam date 2 WILL BE POSTED by Friday, April 3.

Mrs. Belk will send this information as soon as it is available to our students.

Cost of Exams:  $100 / Cost of AP Capstone:  $145 (Cost of Exams is determined by AP/College Board)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Opening October 1, 2018:  Complete the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to apply for financial aid for college. This is for students entering college in the fall of 2019.

Parents —  this is a document that has to be completed in order for your child to receive any type of financial aid in college.

It is a lengthy process to complete this document.  Please go to their website and make certain you have all the paperwork you need prior to beginning this process.  Their website is www.fafsa.ed.gov