RPCS offers a comprehensive college counseling program designed to help students at every stage of the college search, application, and decision process. The College Counseling Office supports, guides, and educates our students and their families as they engage in self-reflection in order to consider a wide variety of colleges and universities, ultimately evaluating what program and school will be best for them – academically, socially, and financially. We emphasize “fit” over perceived prestige. In our supportive college counseling environment, students learn to establish goals based on interests, to manage the tasks involved in a complex process, and to make healthy and confident decisions about the next step in their education.
Another primary role for the College Counseling Office is to advocate for our students and our School. We do this by hosting college representatives on our campus for fall information sessions, visiting college campuses each year to remain current on offerings and admission standards and practices as well as to promote RPCS, and attending numerous professional conferences and association meetings throughout the year. We are ever attentive to the relationship between our Office and those of the colleges and universities that interest our students.
The College Counseling Office recognizes the important role that parents play in the college search. The office serves as a centralized location for information and counseling on admission and financial aid investigation and procedures. In addition, we offer numerous breakfasts and evening events throughout the year for parents at each grade level that focus on timely aspects of the college search and application process.