College Counseling is dedicated to helping all of our students find their purpose and realize their potential for what’s ahead. The college search and application process is a journey of self actualization, identity formation, and life exploration. Our college guidance program is designed to lead our students to a clearer understanding of self as well as an understanding of the role and responsibility of the individual in relation to the FCDS community and society at large.
The foundation of our practice is knowing our students. Through one-on-one meetings, thought provoking discussions, and the utilization of social-emotional and strengths assessments, we build strong and lasting relationships with our students in order to offer individualized counseling and strategies that will help students feel heard, supported, and empowered.
While the college counselors are available to meet with and support the students and families of all FCDS students, the college search and application process formally begins in the fall of junior year. During this time, students meet with the college counseling office in full class meetings, smaller groups of 8-10 students, and one-on-one meetings. These meetings continue throughout senior year.