College Counseling

The goal of the college placement function of the high school counseling program is to help JFKS students matriculate to the next level of their career preparation. Approximately 90% of JFKS students ultimately attend a university. The JFKS School Counselors help these students develop a profile to maximize their acceptability to quality schools. Universities use the following criteria to determine a student’s acceptability:

– High School record (courses taken and grades received beginning with the 9th grade)
– Rank in class
– Test scores (PSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and AP exams)
– Essays
– Teacher /counselor recommendations
– Extracurricular activities, internships and practicums
– Special talents (e.g. musical ability for admission to music departments, athletics, etc.)
– Personal interviews
– Community Service

The JFKS School Counseling department is responsible for the school-wide testing program as outlined.

Please read the following information about College planning:

2016 College Planning for Abitur and Diploma students

JFKS Student Support Services


School Counseling Department Location: Haus Reil

ES Counselor:
Tamara Faber,
HR 101
tfaber@jfksberlin.org
Phone +49-30-90299 6583

MS Counselor/School Counseling Coordinator:
Kara Krull,
HR 107
kkrull@jfksberlin.org
Phone +49-30-90299 6221

HS and College Counselor:
Teresa Gebhardt,
HR 104
tgebhardt@jfksberlin.org
Phone +49-30-90299 6585

Pedagogical Coordinators
Location: HS – White Bulding
Steffen Schulz, W115

sschulz@jfksberlin.org
Phone +49-30-90299 6577
Peter Wiechert, W116

pwiechert@jfksberlin.org
Phone +49-30-90299 6575