SCVi Charter School In Santa Clarita Prepares High School Learners For College And University
The curriculum at the SCVi charter school in Santa Clarita is tailored so that all the learners meet the requirements to apply to four-year colleges across the country as soon as they graduate from high school.
SCVi’s curriculum is created with college-readiness in mind. Learners at SCVi attend foreign language classes which are often required by colleges and universities for admission.
SCVi also offers students courses in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme which helps many students in their college application process and may be worth college credits depending on the institution. Learners who earn an IB Diploma from SCVi may receive scholarships and other admission-related benefits from some academic institutions.
Despite the shift to distance learning, guidance counselors at SCVi are still working with students to help prepare them for the college application process. The learners at SCVi are able to book virtual appointments with guidance counselors who help them throughout the whole college admissions process.
Kris Nilsen, a guidance counselor at SCVi charter school, said that this year there are over 30 learners at SCVi charter school in Santa Clarita that are currently applying to schools across the country.
Due to COVID-19, many schools across the nation are offering virtual tours for prospective students in place of in-person tours, however some schools are still offering in-person tours of their campuses.
The team at SCVi has worked alongside representatives from various colleges to bring resources to SCVi learners in a safe, virtual environment.
“I’m also trying to provide those opportunities where kids can meet one-on-one with admissions counselors,” Nilsen said.
According to Nilsen, most of the college application process has remained unchanged despite the COVID-19 pandemic. SCVi charter school in Santa Clarita has been able to maintain its classes that help prepare high schoolers for higher education.
Nilsen also says, due to widespread closures of testing facilities, many colleges and universities are not requiring students to take the S.A.T. or A.C.T. for this year’s admissions process.
When learners at SCVi speak to guidance counselors they work together to create the best plan for their own future.