Please click on the picture above for access to the WL Virtual College and Career Office (must be logged into an APS account for access). Most of the information is also available through the tabs on the left of your screen.
General websites to help with college and career planning:
SENIOR CHECKLIST 2019-2020 *2020-2021 coming soon
September 16th: Senior College Planning Night; this will be a prerecorded event
October: There will not be an APS college fair this year. Please check your email for alternate events
4/9/19: How to Write College Essay Missed the workshop? Click here for notes
4/23/19: How to fill out a College Application
4/30/19: How to Pay for College
Past events with Notes:
Topic: Essay Writing
Personal Statement & Essay Writing:This workshop will focus on tips for writing a personal statement and general college essays. Admission Professionals from Johnson & Wales University and McDaniel College will present.
How to Choose a College: This workshop will focus on important factors students should consider when choosing a college. Admission Professionals from Colgate College & Butler University will present.
Post-secondary Options: This workshop will discuss various post-secondary options that students can take once they graduate from high school. This includes information on gap years, joining the military, and joining the workforce.
How to Pay for College: This workshop will discuss information on how to pay for college with a focus on the FAFSA/Financial Aid.
1.Strengths Explorer Assessment
2. Goal Setting
|10||March||1. Career Cluster Assessment and discussion|
1. College Search/match
2. Adding colleges of interest to Naviance
3. Using Test Prep for SAT/ACT
|12||September- February, May||
1. College Application Support
2. Senior Survey
College & Career Counselor
Elysse Catino has been a counselor at Washington-Lee since 2011. She received her M.A. from Marymount University and her B.A. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the W-L Counseling Department, Elysse worked in human resources and was an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College for five years. Currently, Elysse is a faculty advisor to our CONNECT Mentors and Sources of Strength peer leaders. When she is not at W-L, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, spending time with her daughters, and baking.