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College Counseling

Class of 2019 Facts

$4.1m

Awarded in merit-based scholarships for their first year of college - over $16.5 million for their four-year college careers.

71%

of 2019 Bolles graduates residing in Florida qualified for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships.

191

of the 197 graduates went directly to college, attending 105 colleges, universities & military prep schools; they were accepted to 295 different colleges and universities.

82%

qualified for some form of merit-based awards such as academic, leadership, athletic scholarships or service academy appointments.
Class of 2019 with college t-shirts

 

Bolles offers a comprehensive College Counseling program designed to help students identify colleges that fit their interests, abilities, skills and values. Our program is based upon two fundamental beliefs:

  1. The college choice is a process which requires well-honed research and decision-making skills.
  2. The college choice should be geared to the individual, and student and college should be appropriately matched.

To accomplish these goals, we offer a range of innovative programs designed to help students and their families make informed, well-reasoned college choices, and we encourage students and parents to take advantage of these opportunities. For example, all Bolles juniors take both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory to help them identify key personal characteristics and possible career interests, both of which can play an important role in the college search. Similarly, at each grade level parents are invited to a series of programs (College Counseling 101-401) designed to introduce them to important elements of and appropriate attitudes toward the college search and application process. With College Counseling 301, for instance, we invite admissions officers from around the country to campus to discuss with parents of juniors some of the key factors and developments in college admission. (Recent guests have included Admissions Deans and Directors from Duke University, Florida State University, Macalester College, Swarthmore College, the University of Alabama, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Florida and Wake Forest University.)

We invite parents and students to explore the College Counseling Timetable and other information below to become acquainted with both the four-year process and our various programs.

Hours: The Williams Guidance Center is open each school day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We maintain those hours during the summer as well (closed during the month of July).
Phone: 904-256-5235.

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