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.



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