Please stop by the College and Career Center located in room 1030, across from the cafeteria.
General websites to help with college and career planning:
September 12th: Senior College Planning Night; 7pm
October 15th: APS College Fair; 6pm-8pm; TJ Community Center
October 16th: Senior Seminar; school day
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. 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 daughter, and is an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College.