Programs

College Resources

 

Beginning in their junior year, students commence the college application process in earnest. The College Counseling office helps students every step of the way, from determining what kind of college or university is the best fit for them to navigating the paperwork and deadlines that must be met.
 

Scoir

Scoir is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and upper schools that helps align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and improve student outcomes. Canterbury is proud to use this tool to help guide student college choices.

 

Scholarships

Forty-seven members of the Class of 2019 earned scholarships from colleges, government agencies, and private organizations valued at $6,099,410 over four years.

Thirty-two members of the Class of 2018 earned scholarships from colleges, government agencies, and private organizations valued at $3,319,983 over four years.

Twenty-eight members of the Class of 2017 earned 80 scholarships from colleges, government agencies, and private organizations valued at $4,006,772 over four years.

Thirty-two members of the Class of 2016 earned 104 academic and special achievement scholarships, from colleges, government agencies and private organizations valued at $3,681,068 over four years.
 
Twenty-nine members of the Class of 2015 earned 94 academic and special achievement scholarships valued at $5,038,834 over four years.
 
 

College Counseling Events and Parent Programming

Throughout the year, Canterbury’s Director of College Counseling holds a multitude of College Counseling workshops for both students and parents. A few of these events and programs include:

 
  • Tampa Bay Case Studies Program
    Canterbury has teamed up with six other highly rigorous independent high schools to bring a unique program to our juniors. All juniors and their parents are able to join college admission deans from the top 100 universities and colleges in the country for this program. Activities include mock admissions workshop run by the admissions directors and an exclusive college fair just for our juniors.
     
  • Freshman Focus
    Freshman and their parents spend the morning in a mock admissions workshop with college directors of admission.
     
  • Bay Area Independent School College Fair (BAIS)
    Canterbury partners with sixteen other highly rigorous independent high schools to host an annual fall college fair. Approximately 150 colleges and universities from across the country and internationally attend. Upper school students and their parents are able to speak with college admission representatives to learn more about their college offerings.
     
  • Bright Futures Application Workshop
    Seniors meet with Canterbury's college counselor and Registrar during the fall to complete the Florida Bright Futures application.
     
  • College Application Essay Writing Assistance
    Canterbury's college counselor works with students in group and individual settings. Students are encouraged to review the various essay prompts on applications, typically the Common Application and Coalition Application, write a rough draft of their essays and work to revise their essay, creating a final version that appropriately responds to the prompt and illustrates who they are as a student and community member. 
     

College Visits

Coordinated by the Director of College Counseling, all Grade 9 and 10 students visit colleges and universities throughout Florida to explore the different types of schools (large public, large private, small private, etc.), to learn more about the college admission process, and to learn how to assess opportunities and personalize the college admissions process once they begin.
 

Director of College Counseling Memberships

  • National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Southern Association of College Admission Counseling (SACAC)
  • Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS)
  • Facilitator for the Tampa Bay Case Studies Program
  • College Counseling Outreach Initiative