Students Focus on College Placement this Winter

Students Focus on College Placement this Winter

During the coldest months of the year, there is no better time at The Storm King School to focus on college placement, especially for students in the junior class. In the coming months, our 11th-graders will be focusing not only on their studies but also on researching possible career paths and colleges that may be a good fit for them.

Director of College Counseling Martha Kwon stresses that January and February are “the best months of the year to encourage juniors and their families make plans for visiting potential colleges and universities over the spring break and the upcoming summer.”

To facilitate this, the junior class will be working with Mrs. Kwon over the course of the winter to discuss their ideas about colleges and the career world. According to Mrs. Kwon, “our objective is to help students take the first steps in exploring their future aspirations and clarifying their educational and career goals.”

As the second semester progresses, Mrs. Kwon will continue to work individually with students to help them create a course of action. “Our aim is to encourage the students to have thoughtful discussions with their teachers and advisors, the College Counseling Office, and their parents regarding future plans,” explains Mrs. Kwon. “All of our families are invited to participate and can help their child by being encouraging and supportive.  While the prospect of applying to college may seem daunting, the partnership of student, parent, and school working together alleviates much of any existing anxiety.”

For Storm King’s senior class, early college acceptances have begun to arrive and many students will be attending their “first choice” in the fall. “Our student-led approach to college placement is a key to their success, and it shows in our college acceptance record. Ultimately, as in other areas of their lives, it is the student who drives the process and puts in the work. We are there every step of the way to give them the tools and guidance they need,” explains Mrs. Kwon.

To learn more about the SKS’ college counseling program and Mrs. Kwon’s strategies for success please visit: