the path to success

A student’s personalized college counseling experience begins in ninth grade at CIS. The college counselor works individually with students to ensure they are on the path to success by encouraging the exploration of academic and career interests, reinforcing the importance of becoming a well-rounded student, and assisting with the college search and application process. CIS graduates are well prepared for their education at the collegiate level and beyond.

The Process

In the winter of their junior year, students are introduced to the college research and application process in one-on-one meetings with our dedicated college counselor. Students learn to uncover what they are looking for in a school, how to research universities, and how to stay on track for the application process. Most students take their first SAT and/or ACT tests in spring of their junior year. By the end of junior year, each student holds a list of possible schools and a personalized schedule of necessary application materials.

By senior year, college applications are in full swing. During weekly meetings with their college counselor, students receive support for each step of the application process, from essay, to resume, to financial aid applications. Once the deadlines pass in December and May, our seniors also receive guidance on selecting their final institutions of matriculation.

Additional information such as dates of visits by college representatives, scholarships, and tools for the college research process are made available to students through Haiku Learning (the school’s learning management system).

Graduate Statistics

Our 2017-2018 school profile provides an overview of average SAT and ACT scores for CIS, as well as a list of college acceptances and matriculation.