The role of the Guidance/College Office is to support the academic and emotional needs of our students. Counselors meet with students throughout the year to discuss various issues including: adjustment to high school, time management, study skills, career exploration, graduation requirements and college preparation. In addition, students are required to meet with their counselors annually to review and sign their transcript and plan for the next academic year. The Guidance/College Office is also a resource for parents. Guidance Counselors serve as liaisons to the many resources available within the school.
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The College Process
The Guidance/College Office serves our students by guiding them through the college admissions process. Our students, who are known for being among New York’s top scholars, athletes, scientists, and humanitarians, apply to colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. Guidance Counselors support students in all aspects of the college process, including college selection, the application process, and finally, college choice. By providing individualized attention, we strive to connect each student with the college that best fits his or her needs, talents and dreams. In addition, we have two college advisors who provide in-depth information and guidance to students and parents.
In junior year, the formal college selection process begins. Working with parents and teachers, the guidance counselor writes to each college on behalf of the student. Students and parents can track the progress of the college process through a web-based college-planning tool called Naviance. We also schedule trips to a variety of East Coast colleges. In addition, each Fall, over a hundred colleges and universities send representatives to Bronx Science to recruit students.
We recognize that we are working with an exceptionally talented student population and it is our mission to provide sound counseling and advice throughout the college process.