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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 Grade 9)
  • 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
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