College Counseling at The King’s Academy is here to support and encourage our students in seeking out and stepping into God’s plan for their future. In our comprehensive college planning program, we offer one-on-one college planning at the end of our students’ sophomore year, and work very closely with the students throughout their junior and senior year. College counseling assists TKA students with all of their college planning needs, including academic course selection, ACT/SAT testing, college applications, college essays, letters of recommendation, scholarships, and transcripts.
Planning for college needs to start as early as ninth grade. Students begin to envision what career they see themselves pursuing. They need to ask themselves, “What are my God given talents?” and “What has God called me to do?” Students are encouraged to excel academically, taking advantage of the many honors, advanced placement and dual enrollment course offerings at The King’s Academy.
Gaining a competitive edge in the college admission process starts as early as freshman year. Strong academic achievement and active participation in a variety of extracurricular activities and community service opportunities are key factors in college admissions. Demonstrating leadership within school, church and various other organizations will help students stand out above the rest.
Utilizing Naviance Family Connection, TKA students and parents have access to many great college planning tools such as resume building, career exploration, personality type, and college search engines.
One of the most important factors in choosing the right college is “fit”- finding the environment where a student will thrive academically, personally, and spiritually. College Counseling sponsors a variety of events throughout the year: college trips, college fairs, college visits, information sessions, and workshops. TKA welcomes college admissions representatives from all over the nation, providing our students and families with the opportunity to make personal connections with a wide range of colleges.
Students and parents are encouraged to schedule appointments with their college counselors throughout the school year, as well as the summer months before their senior year to get a head start on their college applications. “Plan ahead to stay ahead,” is what we always say. It will truly make all the difference in making applying to college a smooth and enjoyable process.
The office is located in the High School Administration Building.