At the beginning of each school year, students may request their GPAs from the Counseling Department. Rising seniors are also given their current HOPE averages. This information allows parents and students to assess current academic standing as well as to narrow the selection of colleges and universities accordingly.
Letters and yearly exam calendars concerning the SAT and ACT are sent to parents from the Counseling Department. Calvary Day School also serves as a testing center for these two exams to provide our students with a familiar testing environment.
Before students officially apply to a school, the Counselor will check all applications and essays as well as ensure that all activities and awards have been listed. Recommendation letters are vital to the college application process, and the Counselor will write letters as requested or serve as a bridge to request letters of recommendation from other faculty members. The Counselor also mails all official transcripts as requested. A return postcard will be sent and filed once the transcripts have been received.
In addition to providing a committed and active Counselor, Calvary Day School teams with other organizations to offer its students more opportunities in preparation for life after graduation. Throughout the school year, college representatives visit students on campus and distribute information about schools. These meetings may be conducted as lunch visits, as conference room meetings, or as classroom guidance sessions.
Finally, every May senior students are given the opportunity to work in a prospective career. The students work for one week at non-paid status and learn about the varying aspects of the career. Students are required to research the career and report their findings in an essay before working during this Senior Professional Experience.
offers virtual tours of colleges that will help students familiarize themselves with campuses as they narrow their selections.