College Counseling

Academy at the Lakes’ college counseling department offers students and their parents extensive, individualized advising in preparation for the college admission process.

  • Our college counseling staff works with younger high school students to develop a four-year academic plan and to identify interests and strengths.
  • For juniors, more specific education is given about the college search and application and financial aid process.
  • Seniors receive comprehensive support as they complete and submit college applications and consider decisions throughout senior year.
  • Beginning as early as 7th grade, parents and students are invited to a series of seminars led by our college counseling team.
  • Parents and students have access to Naviance/Family Connection – an online platform providing resources, communication tools, and college and career collaborative activities. Rising Seniors will use Naviance in their college search and application process, and 7th-12th Graders will also use components such as self-assessment tools, goal creation, resume building, career exploration and college matching.

Download our College Counseling brochure


Dillan Villavisanis

Dillian V., Class of ’14

“Academy offers unparalleled college counseling that transformed the nebulous college admissions process into a manageable and pleasant experience beginning my freshman year. Starting early allowed me to hone my college list and to successfully apply to top-tier colleges and universities. Thanks to the help of the Academy college counseling team, I will be attending Johns Hopkins University with a nearly full-ride scholarship.”


Your “Best Fit” College

It is our goal to help each student find the best “fit” for college, academically, socially, and financially. Finding the ideal match means finding a place that helps students fulfill their personal goals for higher education and offers the tools, opportunities and support for students to successfully take the next step in their lives and careers. View reading recommendations here.


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Academy’s Track Record

A very high percentage of our seniors are accepted by their “first choice” colleges. Academy at the Lakes graduates are accepted at top tier colleges at a higher rate than the national average.

View a full list of Academy students’ college acceptances here.