WELCOME TO ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL'S COLLEGE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
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PSAT and SAT review session: Wednesday April 3rd, 2019
2:00-4:00 p.m. AHS Classroom #1241 or Seminar Room (depending on numbers)
FREE PIZZA!!!! FREE TO ALL!!!
Philip Kalfas is a graduate of Dartmouth College with over 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher and private tutor. He offers tutoring, enrichment, and mentoring for middle and high school level students. Visit his website – aspentutor.com – to learn more. Philip will discuss topics related to PSAT and SAT testing.
In addition to giving an overview of the test, how it is scored, when and how often it is administered, Philip will :
offer strategy and timing suggestions for each of the test sections
identify the common question types found in each section
review the commonly tested math topics and grid-ins
review the commonly tested English language rules of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and writing
Philip will also give suggestions on how to prepare and practice for the PSAT and SAT, identify the best practice book to use, and give tips on how to approach the days before the test.
The Aspen High School College Counseling Office is dedicated to introducing and educating students and families about options, helping each student create a personalized plan, and guiding them towards realizing their dreams for life after high school.
A student and parent post-secondary planning curriculum is offered for each grade level including:
Freshman Seminar Class for all Freshman
College & Career Discovery Class for all Juniors
College Application Case Study Program
Senior Boot Camp
Senior College Application Roundtables
Local Scholarship Roundtables
Evening Parent & Student Presentations for all grade levels (including Financial Aid Nights)
Students are offered six individual meetings with a college counselor over the course of their four years at AHS. The goal is to find the right college/post-secondary match for each student and to assist the student in the process of application.
A Local College Scholarship program is also administered which connects Aspen High School seniors to more than $350,000 in community support from 40+ local businesses, organizations, and philanthropists.
Colorado Western Slope College Fair
Each fall, the Aspen School District hosts the Colorado Western Slope College Fair during which admissions officers from 250 colleges and universities are available to connect with students. Workshops are offered during the College Fair covering topics such as business majors, the arts, student-athletes, highly selective schools, financial aid, and our outstanding Colorado and regional colleges. Click HERE for a listing of colleges attending the fair in 2018 and HERE for a listing of 2018 workshops.
GlenX Career Fair
Each spring, the community offers a regional GlenX Career Expo that brings high students together with local businesses and business leaders. Students learn about career choices and the next steps to take in order to achieve their career goals. The Career Expo provides opportunities for internships, apprenticeships, career shadowing, and summer jobs.
Who We Are in the College Counseling Office ...The 2018-2019 Academic Year marks the 6th year that Melissa Lustig has been part of the College Counseling team. Melissa grew up in Denver, Colorado where she graduated from Cherry Creek High School. She double majored in English and History at Wellesley College and earned her Masters from the University of Michigan and her College Counseling Certification from UCLA. She brings 12 years of college admission experience to the Aspen College Counseling Office with three years at Ursinus College and nine years at Colorado College.
Charlie Laube is a native of Akron, OH. He attended high school in Bath, OH, then headed off to The College of Wooster, where he studied History and was a member of the varsity lacrosse team. After graduating from college, and a two-year stint with the National Park Service, Charlie earned his Masters Degree from the University of Akron. The educational foundation he developed allowed him to spend the next 12 years working in college admissions with The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, as well as Paul Smith's College, outside of Lake Placid, NY. Most recently, Charlie served in the College Counseling office at Mullen High School in Denver, CO.
Susanne Morrison joined the College Counseling team in the fall of 2017. Susanne has lived in Aspen since 1989, working in the nonprofit sector - primarily at the Aspen Community Foundation and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Susanne graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 with a BA in Political Science. She manages the college counseling office and is responsible for office communication, scheduling, and scholarships. Susanne handles all AHS college applications and subsequent reporting.
Melissa Lustig, College Counselor
Charlie Laube, College Counselor
Susanne Morrison, Coordinator
College Counseling Fax
970.925.3760 x 1173
970.925.3760 x 1162
970.925.3760 x 1174
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