Congratulations to Grade 12 students Nick Perez, Ashley Xu, and Cam Raker on being named National Merit Scholars semifinalist. Also, five additional students were named Commended Scholars.
4-year developmental program enables each student to discover the most competitive fit
The college counselors know each student well and support students and families with a four-year developmental program that centers on empowering students as they reflect on their passions, capabilities, and ambitions and on discovering the most competitive match for each student. The college counselors have deep expertise in colleges and the college process as well as strong relationships with college admissions officers nationwide. The productive partnership among college counselors, students, teachers, parents, and colleges helps students discover the most competitive fit.
Each student, starting in Grade 9, is paired with an experienced counselor who guides the college preparatory journey.
- Shaping curricular strategy
- Guiding activity selections
- Developing standardized testing strategy
- Identifying a college list
- Completing applications
- Making a final decision with thoughtful and reflective care
As the matriculation list shows, King students attend some of the top colleges and universities in the country.
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Developmental Program prepares each student
College counselors work with Grades 9 and 10 students on preparing the foundation for the college process:
- Identifying curriculum choice/development
- Shaping strategic extra-curricular engagement
- Preparing to evaluate colleges
- Understanding the nomenclature of a wide variety of college and university settings
- Understanding what is required to gain admission at a wide variety of schools throughout the United States and abroad.
College counselors work with Grades 11 and 12 students on college admissions and the application process:
- Learning what constitutes an excellent application to college through college counseling and evening seminars on topics including: college interview preparation, college essay development, standardized testing timeline and strategy, developing a resume of activities, letter of recommendation guidance, and visiting colleges
- Discussing strategic application programs (early decision, early action, restricted early action)
- Identifying a college list
- Visiting colleges
- Meeting with college admissions representatives who visit the King campus
- Filling out applications
- Making a final decision with thoughtful and reflective care.
During the last three weeks of the school year, all seniors develop and complete their own Senior Projects. The program encourages each senior to study, work, or become involved in exploring an area of interest that, it is hoped, might engage and inspire him/her. Hear from a few members of the Class of 2018 as they create, collaborate and inspire.
At King, excellence occurs in a community context. On Prize Day and at Commencement, we called out individuals' names as embodiments of excellence, but the fact is that no one can achieve anything alone. "Teachers, classmates' comments or debates in class or in study groups or teams, great assignments, careful coaching - this is what supports excellence.
The All-American: Kelly Gouin Earns USA Lacrosse All-American Honors, for the first In Vikings History. A versatile lefty midfielder in both lacrosse (and equally as talented on the football field), Kelly remains adaptable, powerful and composed. In 2017, he was instrumental in leading the King Lacrosse Team to a FAA Tournament Championship and attended the Epoch Inside Lacrosse Committed Academy as a member of the Northeast conference team last summer to polish is craft.
Our Upper School Prize Day celebrates students' talents and commitments as they're surrounded by their classmates, families, and faculty. On Wednesday, May 30, the ceremony included additional recognition as two members of the Class of 2018 were appointed to our country's military academies. Congressman Jim Himes, along with MyLinh Shattan, Congressional District Coordinator & USMA Class of 1991, appointed Abby Price and Evan Townsend-Henry preparing them to embark on a future of service and dedication. Abby will attend the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, CO and Evan will attend the United States Military Academy Preparatory School, at West Point.