At the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School (BuffSci), we believe that college is for everyone. To assure our students reach that goal, the college counseling department provides an individualized process to produce the best match between BuffSci students and colleges.
Each student works closely with their counselor to explore the talents and interests that he or she has developed over the years to set a high school graduation plan based on those experiences and to find the best fit program and colleges that will help him or her achieve those goals.
Grade level counselor meets with each student at least three times each year. We believe that using technology makes the college and scholarship applications easier than the paper era and strongly encourage our students and parents to use the online tools for that purpose.
Individual student scheduling to ensure graduation
Strong College Counseling Calendar Agenda thoughout the year
3 one-on-one meetings with each student during the year
Monthly Counselor Classroom Seminar for each grade level
At least 2 college visits per year for each year at HS
College info Nights and Events for Parents and Students
Senior year course taught by grade counselor
All 9, 10 and 11 graders are taking PSAT at the school
SAT school Day twice a year: Fall - Seniors , Spring: Juniors
Instant decision day at the school
By visiting college campuses, attending regional and national conferences, and hosting individual college representatives at our school, BuffSci’s college counselors update and expand their knowledge about programs available at colleges.
Creating a good match of student and college also requires that the college counselor and student forge a strong relationship so that the college counselor knows the student's strengths, abilities, talents, and aspirations.
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