Top College Preparatory High School Counseling Program
Hoosac School is one of the best college preparatory schools located near Albany, NY and New York City. The goal of our college counseling program is for students to ascertain a college or university that best suits their needs, strengths, and goals. Hoosac's role in the college admissions process is extensive and is geared not only to helping students gain entry to the college of their choice but also making sure students choose the right college. Our college counseling approach can be summarized as student-centered and match driven.
Our use of Naviance, a web-based college counseling and application tool, allows students and families the ability to streamline the college research and application process. In addition, all VIth formers regularly participate in class, small group and individual sessions with our College Counselors as well as visiting professionals from colleges and universities to guide them in managing the application process, formulating application strategies, producing personal timelines and writing the application essay, as well as all aspects of financial aid and NCAA eligibility. Group sessions also help them with all aspects of standardized test preparation (SAT, ACT, SAT II and TOEFL). Beginning in January, our counselors also meet individually and in groups with the Vth form to begin the college application process.
Parents are kept closely involved with their child’s college application process both through the Family Connection function in Naviance as well as being sent a personalized summary of their child’s preliminary list in the third trimester of his or her Vth form year along with an informational packet explaining all aspects of the college application process.
Download the College Application Timeline for Hoosac School.
The 2015/2016 application year has been one galvanized by a renewed focus on adapting to current admissions trends, while staying true to our college counseling mission to provide a student-centered and match-driven college counseling experience for every Hoosac student.With over 380 applications to over 210 schools, our VIth form class and P.G.’s have had a busy and robust college application season and are now reaping the rewards of their hard work, celebrating acceptances now coming in with more anticipated in the following weeks. Some notable acceptances thus far include American University, Union College, Lehigh University, Bard College, St. Lawrence University, Franklin & Marshall College, Connecticut College, and U.C. Davis and Irvine to name a few! Congratulations to our VIth Formers and P.G.’s as they approach the next chapter of their educational careers!
Below are some pictures of graduating seniors, as well as some pictures from our 2016 on campus college fair!
Naviance is a web-based college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize each student's college search process. All Hoosac students and student families are assigned a dedicated login to the Naviance portal. Click the following link to access Naviance: