Counseling Weekly 02.21.17

Counseling Weekly 02.21.17


Peak to Peak Counseling News and Announcements

10th Grade Parent/Guardian Event: Sophomore College Planning Night
Parents/Guardians: Mark your calendars for Sophomore College Night, March 6th at 5:30 - 7:00 in the College Counseling Center.


11th Grade: Important Testing Updates

FREE SAT Prep Class – from Method Test Prep
Wednesday, March 1st from 8:00 to 9:30 PM EST

Over the course of the class, we will cover:

  • The most crucial strategies for raising your score on the SAT Reading section
  • Techniques for spotting predictable tricks on the SAT Writing & Language section
  • How best to handle the No-Calculator Math section
  • How Method Test Prep's live, web-based courses can help you prepare for the SAT

Attend live or sign up to receive a recording link!

Register for the Free SAT Prep Class here

Please refer to the remaining information regarding the practice SAT on Monday, February 27th, as well as upcoming college field trips and Balance Day.


  • Students will go directly to the auditeria when they arrive on campus. We will begin test instructions at 7:55 a.m., so please arrive no later than 7:45.
  • If students get extended time on the PSAT or SAT, stay tuned for more info. on an extended time room for this practice SAT
  • Students must bring their own calculator
  • Students must bring their own #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
  • Students can bring a water bottle and snack
  • Students should NOT bring cell phones into the testing room. They must leave phones in their car or locker.

Students will be dismissed after the test ends, which is expected to be around 12:30.

Students will receive practice SAT results on 3/23 in their Final Review Access class.

The MANDATORY STATE SAT test is on Tuesday, 4/11

Juniors will have Monday, April 10th off to unwind, prepare as needed, and get a good night's sleep before the test on Tuesday.

On Wednesday and Thursday of that week (the 12th and 13th), juniors will either be attending a college field trip of their choice (more details on those trips is coming soon), or will be at the Boulder Rock Club for their Balance Day activities.

Please remember that attendance is expected at ALL of these activities and events. We are confident that all students will benefit from each unique experience!


FINAL REMINDER: Summer Experience Fair - Tuesday, February 28th 2:30-4:30pm

Peak to Peak will be hosting our second annual Summer Experience Fair in the Counseling Center next week. This event is recommended for all students looking for local jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and/or research experiences.

Current list of registered organizations:

· City of Lafayette

· CU Science Discovery

· The Ranch Country Club

· City of Louisville

· Thorne Nature Experience

· Boulder County Youth Corps

· Emergency Family Assistance Association

· City of Boulder Aquatics

· Butterfly Pavilion

· “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County

· Foothills United Way, Volunteer Connection

· YMCA of Boulder Valley

· Growing Gardens

· Town of Erie

· Colorado Outward Bound School

· WOW! Children’s Museum

· Sister Carmen Community Center

· City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks

· City of Westminster

· Denver Botanic Gardens

· Community Food Share

· Lafayette Miners Museum

· Boulder Community Health

In addition, the Counseling Center maintains an online listing of summer programs, and the updated version is posted here.


CLASS OF 2017: College Admissions Decisions

Many of our seniors have heard back from some or all of the colleges they’ve applied to, and we’re thrilled with the options they are choosing between. Congratulations to our hard-working seniors on receiving offers of admission from the following schools, which represented 43 different states, and 4 different countries:

Agnes Scott College

The University of Alabama

Alaska Pacific University

Allegheny College

The University of Arizona

Auburn University

Austin College

Baylor University

Beloit College

Bethel University-MN

Biola University

Boise State University

Bradley University

Brigham Young University, Idaho

Butler University

Case Western Reserve University

Central College

Centre College

Chadron State College

Chapman University

University of Chicago

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

University of Colorado at Denver

Colorado Christian University

Colorado College

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Colorado State University Pueblo

Cornell College

Creighton University

Dartmouth College

University of Denver

Dordt College

Drake University

Drexel University

Duke University

Eckerd College

Fort Lewis College

George Fox University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gonzaga University

Goucher College

Grand Canyon University

Harvard University

Hastings College

Hawaii Pacific University

High Point University

Hofstra University

Hope College

The College of Idaho

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Indiana University at Bloomington

University of Kansas

Lake Forest College

Lee University

Lewis & Clark College

Linfield College

Lipscomb University

Louisiana State University

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University New Orleans

Marquette University

University of Maryland, College Park

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Miami University, Oxford

Michigan State University

University of Michigan

Minerva Schools at KGI

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri Columbia

Montana State University, Bozeman

Morningside College

New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University

University of Northern Colorado

University of Notre Dame

Nova Southeastern University

Oglethorpe University

Ohio University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Oregon State University

University of Oregon

Pacific Lutheran University

University of the Pacific

University of Pittsburgh

Portland State University

University of Puget Sound

Purdue University

University of Redlands

Regis University

University of Richmond

Rockhurst University

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Rollins College

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Saint Louis University

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

Santa Clara University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

University of South Carolina

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

University of Southern Maine

Southern Methodist University

St. Cloud State University

St. Edward's University

Stanford University

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

Texas Tech University

The University of Texas, Austin

Thomas College

Trinity University

Tulane University

United States Air Force Academy

The University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Northwestern

Utah State University

Vanderbilt University

University of Vermont

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University

University of Virginia

Warren Wilson College

Washington and Lee University

Washington State University

Washington University in St. Louis

Webster University

West Virginia University

Western State Colorado University

Western Washington University

Westmont College

Whitworth University

University of Wisconsin, Madison

The College of Wooster

University of Wyoming