Burr and Burton’s School Counseling program cultivates students’ academic and personal development throughout their high school years. School and College Counselors help students every step of the way, from their initial high school course selection to their transition to college or other post-graduate plans.
BBA Counselors are student advocates.They utilize an approach that recognizes the whole student, understanding that academic, personal and social development are intertwined. They collaborate with parents, advisors, teachers, special educators, mental health counselors, and others to support students and help them optimize their potential.
School and College Counselors work with students individually and in small groups, and also make periodic class presentations. Departmental programming covers many topics: how to balance classes and activities, career and college exploration, resume building, test-taking strategies, leadership development, decision-making, academic planning and more. Individual student conferences and family meetings yield personalized college lists that reflect a student’s interests, strengths, achievements and goals. Annual programs that address the needs of students and parents include: Junior Jumpstart, Senior College Seminar and Workshops, Fall College Fair/College Tour Field Trip, Senior Essay and Application Workshops, Fall College Night, Financial Aid Information Night, Flex Block Topical Presentations, Financial Aid Forms Night, Standardized Test Prep Courses, Mock Interviews and Spring College Panel and Workshops. Counselors also connect students with the more than 120 college representatives who visit Burr and Burton each year. Students receive hands-on support from counselors throughout the college application process.