College Counselors

2019-2020 Schedule and Topics

Headways for College Counselors: Guiding Girls Through the College Process will be facilitated by Jenny Byers, Director of College Counseling at Harpeth Hall, and will occur from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the below dates:

September 24, 2019: Designing a Developmentally Appropriate College Counseling Program for Girls

Topics to consider: skill building, interest inventory and strengths assessment, programming for 9th and 10th, recommended testing timeline

November 5, 2019: Combating College Admissions Anxiety

Topics to consider: fit versus prestige, educating your constituents, creating a balanced college list, the cost of college, fear of failure, perfectionism, test anxiety

January 7, 2020: How Do You Define Success?

Topics to consider: process versus outcomes, which metrics matter to your school, what outcomes do you track and promote

February 4, 2020: Preparing Girls for College and Beyond

Topics to consider: financial literacy, mental health and well-being, leave of absences, healthy relationships, lifelong learning

April 7, 2020: Innovation and the Impact on College Admissions

Topics to consider: Mastery Transcript, Turning the Tide, Making Care Common, Independent Curriculum Group, Social Emotional Learning, Project-Based Learning