As with any journey, it’s tempting to start with the destination and work backwards to get where we want to go. The college process, however, is about forward momentum: starting in the now, discovering who you are, and finding school communities in which you will flourish. 
Keeping with our school’s mission, we challenge students to forge an independent path grounded in self-knowledge; we ask that they approach the college search as an opportunity to better understand their purpose, strengths, and values.

Colorado Academy’s college counseling program extends meaningfully from our broader Upper School advising program. Our three full-time college counselors collaborate with deans, teachers, advisers, coaches, and school counselors, with the goal of supporting each student from a holistic perspective. 

 

The Upper School Journey

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  • Ninth and Tenth Grade

    The college counseling program advances CA’s belief that the initial years of high school should be spent discovering and deepening interests and community relationships, and that allowing students to focus on their own growth will lead them to develop their voices.
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  • Eleventh Grade

    Throughout their CA high school experience, Juniors have engaged deeply in academics, begun to discover their passions, learned about their strengths and weaknesses, and contributed to our community. These are the origins of the self-knowledge, resiliency, and independence that are the foundation of a good college search.
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  • Twelfth Grade

    We stress the value of authenticity for our students in the college process. Students find success if they are empowered to take the lead, with parents, teachers, and counselors there to follow the student’s stewardship.
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College Counseling Calendar

CA College Counseling Office

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  • Sonia Arora

    Sonia Arora

    Director of College Counseling
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  • Cathy Nabbefeld

    Cathy Nabbefeld

    Associate Director of College Counseling
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  • Sara Purviance

    Sara Purviance

    Associate Director of College Counseling
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  • Cyd Tully

    Cyd Tully

    College Office Assistant
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