Decision Making Process
College is not an end goal, but part of the process that culminates in adults that live up to their potential and the Roeper philosophy.
Students at Roeper and the college choices they make are as unique as Roeper itself. This uniqueness is communicated specifically to colleges through the school profile and in every letter of recommendation, as well as in casual conversation with the many college representatives who are familiar with our school. Sometimes I’ll simply say, “Roeper kids are really smart and really kind.” Who wouldn’t want smart and kind students on their campus? Our record shows that a lot of them do.
In addition to demonstrating their love of learning through their course choices and generally excellent grades, Roeper students care about making a positive impact and are proactive in innovating and taking action to this end, actively demonstrating the Roeper philosophy. It is no wonder that they are highly sought after.
A good decision-making process includes
- Subject (in this case “College”) Awareness
Roeper teachers support students in their journey to becoming the best version of themselves. Having this self-awareness helps students find the place that works best for them and where they can make a positive impact.
College awareness begins with exploring college campuses virtually and locally and ramps up during junior year. During the planning phase, colleges encourage formal visits and students, together with the college counselor, explore programs of interest, plan out potential essay topics, create résumés, and seek out recommenders. Our focus on community and relationships shines through in the highly personal letters of recommendation students receive.
Action steps take place during senior year. Students submit applications and work to meet all deadlines. Financial aid and scholarship applications are also submitted during this step.
While Roeper graduates excel at selective colleges and universities throughout the country, that is only part of our story. With Roeper, gifted children flourish and become compelling thinkers, compassionate agents of change, and fulfilled adults throughout their lives.