A world of opportunity awaits students at Nazareth Academy High School. From the moment they enter Nazareth through graduation, our dedicated Counseling Department works with each student on transitions, relationships, academics, time management and the extensive college search and application process. Through a multi-faceted program, our counselors offer stability and guidance to our students during the sometimes challenging years of high school.
Our Counseling Planner is our year-by-year plan of all guidance activities, so that students and parents can be informed and remain an integral part of the guidance program here at Nazareth. In addition, students and parents are encouraged to utilize Naviance™. Nazareth has partnered with Naviance™ to assist with college and career planning. College Meet & Greets, Testing Material and Scholarship Information can be accessed through our Naviance™ account.
Besides working one-on-one with students, counselors meet with parents for consultations and host informative sessions for families regarding funding a college education, the college planning and application process, and filling out financial aid forms.
Bucks County Community College FAFSA Workshop
Bucks County Community College will be offering FAFSA Completion Workshops during the months of March and April. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at BCCC at 215-968-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is requested in order to have adequate computer availability.
Summer Program Opportunity with St. Joseph’s University
- ICC Summer Enrichment Program
- June 25th- July 20th 2018
- 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
- Program is available for rising high school juniors and seniors.
- ICC Summer Connection Program
- June 25th- July 20th 2018
- 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
- Program is available for rising sophomores
- For more information and application please visit https://sites.sju.edu/oid/idap/summer-programs/
Young Women's Leadership Retreat at Bryn Mawr College
- From July 26-29, 2018
- Hosted by the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW), this extraordinary opportunity prepares young women to be effective leaders in the cultural and political climate in college. The retreat offers two tracks: one for rising college freshmen (high school seniors) and one for current college students
The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) is the nation’s premier organization for conservative university women. In 2004, NeW started as a book club at the University of Virginia. In the years since 2004, students have started chapters on more than 30 campuses nationwide and young professional chapters have been started in Washington, DC and New York City. NeW has chapters across 18 different states at some of the nation’s finest universities: American University, Cornell University, Florida State University, Harvard University, University of North Carolina, and University of Virginia, just to name a few. You can find out more about NeW here.
NeW educates young women on conservative values, cultivates a community in which to discuss and strengthen these values, and emboldens young women to speak out on campus and in their communities. NeW provides an alternative to feminism through campus chapters, professional development events, and a contest honoring gentlemen called The Gentlemen Showcase. In addition, NeW serves as a voice for conservative women in national conversations.
Acceptance to the Leadership Retreat includes a full scholarship to attend, which covers admissions, lodging, and board. Transportation to Bryn Mawr College must be provided by the student. A limited amount of travel scholarships are also available. A video from the 2016 Leadership Retreat can be viewed here.
We have several speakers already confirmed: a Pennsylvania State Representative, the former press secretary for Nancy Reagan, journalists featured in several national news outlets, and more. Any interested applicants can apply here.
- Congratulations! You chose a school!
- Now, the fun part begins: getting ready for freshman year. Here's a few items to keep on your radar as you gear up for a successful first year of college.
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Minds Matter Philadelphia
- Minds Matter Philadelphia meets on Saturdays from 10:30am to 2:30pm from September through April each year.
- Each student is matched with two successful college graduates who will support him/her throughout sophomore, junior and senior years of high school.
- Free SAT Prep
- Tuition-free attendance at selective pre-college summer programs
- Guidance and support throughout the college application and financial aid process
- Writing/Reading/Math Skills
- Critical Thinking
- College Application Preparation
- A Minds Matter applicant must:
- Be highly motivated students interested in attending a four-year college.
- Most of our students have a grade point average of 3.5, however we will consider anyone with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch. For more information, please see the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.
- Willing and able to make the time commitment