College is an important part of a student’s educational life. Historically, The Ambrose School prepares students to do well in college. Our emphasis on great books, writing, rhetoric, math and science represents much of the core skill set required to succeed in higher education. We encourage you, students and parents, to do your part in selecting the right “next step” in your student’s academic path.
As a school, we provide several services to students as they prepare for college. For example, we administer the PSAT, host college representative visits, offer a “College Bootcamp” class, and meet one-on-one with juniors and seniors to help them navigate the world of applications, scholarships, and career choices. I invite students to discuss their future plans and to ask questions about the college admissions process.
So often, we’re told to pursue a career and then choose a college that fits that career. I would encourage you to first seek God’s calling in the school that will prepare your student for a life in service to Christ. This could involve a state school, an Ivy League school, a military academy, a Christian college, or any other alternative. Certainly, God uses many different tools in his arsenal.
Most importantly, I encourage parents to take an active role in the process. Get involved early. Much of the early work as freshmen and sophomores will pay off later as you apply to colleges and for financial aid. Hard work and early involvement will prepare our students for that next step in their education: college.