Junior year is an important time for college research. Our X Periods with juniors are aimed teaching students how to use Family Connection in the Search and Research Process. Our goal is for students to have a working college list by the end of the junior year - a list of colleges the student is potentially interested in applying to that includes colleges falling under the categories of Challenging, Possible, and Likely, reflecting the student’s chances of being admitted.
Family Connection is used to track college admission data as it pertains to graduates of St. Ignatius College Preparatory. This information may be useful to provide historical context for current students engaging in the college admission process.
College Admissions Data
If interested, students of all grades levels (or their parents) may review this data as well.
The admissions information found on Family Connection is not an accurate prediction of future admission decisions by any college. Its only purpose is to provide a guideline as students create a well rounded college list with ‘Challenging,’ ‘Possible’ and ‘Likely’ schools.
College Visit Schedule (at SI)
St. Ignatius routinely host College Admission representatives throughout the Fall to meet with interested or even mildly curious students. Regardless of level of interest in a particular college, Juniors are strongly encouraged to attend these meetings which are held either before school, during 5th period lunch and/or after school. The specific schedule is updated frequently and posted on Family Connection and in the Counseling Center. The college visit schedule (for the day) is also mentioned during our daily Announcements.
Students who note their colleges of interest as a ‘Prospective College’ on Family Connection will receive an email informing them of a visit scheduled by any of the colleges on their list.
Summer Programs for High School Students
Found under ‘Enrichment Programs’ on the Family Connection homepage, the various programs that come to our attention in the counseling center may be researched here. Options include college coursework, visual/performing arts, athletics, Leadership forums, and programs with specific academic interests, to name a few. Dates and costs are as varied as the options found on this link. This is not an all inclusive list, but a general overview of the opportunities.
Test scores are received by St. Ignatius College Preparatory by both the College Board and ACT on disk which is then updated into Family Connection. Students must put our school code (053-010) on their test registration or scores will not be added as they will not have been received.