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College Counseling

We believe in setting high academic standards and supporting all our students, so each one can achieve his or her best.

Our Academic and College Counseling staff are experts in helping students navigate the college admissions process from start to finish.

Our curriculum is designed to meet the most unique or rigorous college admissions requirements, so every student can pursue a college admission that best fits their goals. We also help support our students for academic success throughout their high school career.

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

College Counseling Distinctives

GUIDE

Our counselors guide students from all four years of high school through the college admission process. Read about our year-by-year approach in the Valor Guide to Academic and College Counseling.

LEARN

We help students learn about college options, complete and submit college applications, write college essays, find financial aid opportunities, gap year programs, alternative college options, and athletic recruitment.

CREATE GOALS

Our team at Valor conducts Individual College Planning (ICP) meetings with each student and their family from sophomore through senior year to assist with achieving college admissions and career goals.

IDENTIFY

We help families identify the kinds of schools in which each student has the potential to achieve and thrive. We host over 100 college reps each year in our annual College Fair, biannual College Day, and campus lunch visits.

QUALITY SUBMISSIONS

We personally review seniors’ college applications and essays in order to assist in providing the best possible quality of applications prior to submission.

ESTABLISH PLANS

In partnership with parents, we help students create an academic success plan when additional support is needed. Departments support our students for success during their high school career.

EQUIP

Our team at Valor provides a variety of data-driven, powerful and useful tools that help students identify their career interests and optimize their college journey.

PREPATORY TESTING

We are a PSAT, ACT, and CLEP testing facility. We facilitate College Board exams so students can show mastery of introductory college-level material and earn college credit.


Colleges Visiting Valor

Each year, we host hundreds of college representatives on our campus. Freshmen through seniors have the opportunity to meet with representatives, attend presentations, learn about the college admissions process, and browse a variety of schools at our annual College Fair and biannual College Day.

We also host lunch visits throughout the school year for college representatives to meet our students. If you are a college representative and would like to schedule a visit, please contact our Academic and College Counselor, or schedule a visit through Rep Visits.

Academic and College Counselor

 

Meet the Counselors

Our Academic and College Counseling staff are experts in helping students navigate the college admissions process from start to finish. Our curriculum is designed to meet the most unique or rigorous college admissions requirements, so every student can pursue a college admission that best fits their goals. We also help support our students for academic success throughout their high school career.

Mr. Todd Pulliam

Lead Academic and College Counselor

Mrs. Zonya Hamilton

Academic and College Counselor (9th Grade)

Mrs. Sheila Beckie

Academic and College Counselor

Mrs. Laura Haverty

Academic and College Counselor

Mrs. Sheri Magehee

Academic and College Counselor/Conservatory Assistant Director

Mrs. Kristin Hall

Academic and College Counselor

Ms. Christy Statema

Academic and College Counselor


Specialized Arts Focus


Valor offers specialized Counseling for Conservatory Students pursuing a Performing, Visual or Media Arts focus in College.

Valor offers specialized counseling through the Conservatory for students planning toward an arts or media focus in college.  Academic and Arts Counselor Sheri Magehee helps students navigate the complex and varied requirements of college programs, whether the needs are pre-screen videos, a portfolio or a prepared audition.  Our commitment is to offer you the support you need to most effectively pursue the programs of your choice. 
 

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