College Prep Seminar is a required course for every Vanguard student in the 11th grade. This course hones each student’s skills for taking college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT.
Another aspect of the course is learning effective techniques for filling out applications for college admission and for college scholarships. Added to this are mock interviews to help Juniors prepare for admission to competitive colleges and military academies which recommend or require interviews.
With 17 years of college counseling experience, Mrs. Graves, Dean of Students and College Counselor, is the lead instructor for this course. She is joined by members of Vanguard’s English and math departments making this a highly effective team taught course.
College preparation is wider than just one course and includes information meetings for parents at every grade level and visits with admissions representatives from colleges and universities. These college information sessions are open to all juniors and seniors.
Preparing for college is taken very seriously at Vanguard College Preparatory school and is shown in proven results. One hundred precent of Vanguard graduates attend a college or university, many of which are highly selective institutions such as Rice University, New York University, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, Stanford University, Georgetown University, Duke University, and the United States Naval Academy.