College-prep mindset. Calling-prep experience.
The mission of Christian Heritage School’s College Counseling Program is to build personal relationships with high school students that encourage their exploration, develop their decision-making skills, and assist them in moving confidently from the CHS community to the next stage of life. Individualized and student-centered, our goal is to assist and empower students during the college process so they are prepared to choose the right college and successfully move through the next phase of their education.
Our goal is for each student to understand how God has uniquely designed and hard-wired them in order to better understand a plan and purpose for their life. Students may not leave CHS knowing all of the answers, but they will leave asking themselves the essential questions to discover where their God-given passions and abilities lie. The principles upon which calling prep are built are rooted in the Word of God and based on the premise that God has placed specific gifts and talents within each student. At CHS, we are committed to helping our students live out their passions during the school day as we encourage and equip them to fulfill their God-ordained calling.
all in this together
At CHS, we believe that creating relationships with families is a priority. Targeted programs are offered and events are hosted for parents in each grade level throughout the school year as well as presentations given that are related to the college admission and financial aid process. All of these events are designed to keep students and their families informed and empowered as they navigate through the exciting college search process.
there from the start
The college counseling office assists in all aspects of the college planning process, including research and creating a balanced list of colleges, planning for standardized tests, application essay writing, the financial aid process, career planning, and all of the factors to consider when making that important final decision. Although we are always available for guidance and support, it is important to remember that students have the ultimate responsibility in this process.
All high school students in grades 9-12 are assigned an advisor and meet as a small group biweekly. Advisory topics include PSAT prep, college visit recaps, registration assistance, exam preparation, study skills, and much more. Advisors receive a weekly progress report of their students’ grades in order to add another layer of academic accountability for students.
Formal assessments are a critical component of our college preparatory program at CHS. Our goal is for students to understand how God has uniquely designed and hard-wired them in order to better understand a plan and purpose for their life. They may not leave CHS knowing all of the answers, but they will leave asking themselves the essential questions. We use five primary assessments with students:
Freshmen: Multiple Intelligences
Sophomores: Holland Code Interest Inventory
Juniors: Myers Briggs Personality Assessment
Seniors: YouScience Aptitude Assessment; Love Language Assessment
Each fall and spring, our high school students research, schedule, and attend a college admissions tour.
Freshmen: Covenant College, University of West Georgia, Berry College
Sophomores: University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology
Juniors: Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, Georgia Southern University, SCAD, Georgia College and State University, University of North Georgia
Summer Tours: CHS offers a four-year plan to tour regional colleges and universities. Click here to learn more.
Our seminar program allows our College Counselor to do one-on-one group work several times each semester with CHS students. Seminar topics include resume building, college research, setting up college accounts, and personality assessments. Seniors receive intense application guidance and essay assistance through a weekly seminar in the fall of their senior year.
PSAT: Students in grades 9 and 11 take the PSAT and are given an in-depth description of their results along the way. Students gain a better understanding of how their test scores relate to future SAT tests, essential test prep needed to improve scores, foundational concepts in which they may be lacking, and potential success in future AP classes. Students connect their PSAT scores to Khan Academy and have access to individualized SAT prep.
PreACT: Students in grade 10 take the PreACT, a multiple-choice assessment that provides short practice for the ACT test. PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects.
ACT/SAT: As juniors, CHS students take the SAT during the fall and the ACT during the spring as a group on a weekday. This offers our students a small group setting of their peers in a familiar environment to take these college entrance exams. In addition, students are expected to take their stronger test at least two more times before senior year. CHS offers the ACT on campus each February and the SAT each April.
Elective: CHS offers a test-prep elective in the fall for students who seek to sharpen their skills and learn how to best prepare for these high school assessments.