College and Career Counseling

The college admissions process for students is very different from the experience of their parents; deadlines are much earlier, costs are higher and the admissions pool is more competitive. College-bound students fare better with a college planning program that starts earlier in upper school and walks them through the process from choosing a major to choosing colleges and applying for scholarships and financial aid. There are more decisions for students to make and parents should be in on the process so that they can benefit from school resources as well. WCA students begin to get practice in college admission testing as freshmen, complete career assessment as sophomores to identify their college major, and participate in advising throughout grade 11 to develop a college list and continue to add to their qualifications and begin essay writing.

As their senior year begins, WCA students are ready to hit send on their college applications and move on to the scholarship application process. Williamsburg Christian Academy’s dedicated College Counselor provides individual student and parent counseling early to encourage academic choices and extracurricular involvement for the desired college track. Coordinated on-campus college admissions testing and on-campus college visits add to the ease of the college process for WCA families and success for college-bound students.

Upper School Career Program

Customized Career Planning
Motivating students to develop a customized plan for life after high school graduation is the objective of the Upper School Career Planning Program. An important foundation of developing that plan is establishing an understanding of the unique gifts and talents of each student and building a plan upon that knowledge. A key element of the Upper School Career Program is testing to help students begin to see their future and realize it is closer than it appears. Our experience working with students is that their future success depends on them seeing the relationship between their gifts and their options. To further facilitate their plan, students engage in advanced career assessment testing and participate in school and community resume-building activities and internships to gain experience in leadership, team skills and communication. Career advising provided at WCA goes beyond planning alone. Assistance is also provided with choice of career direction, related testing, and applications.
Postsecondary College and Career Education
WCA student preparation for the best employment outcomes can involve college or technical school, apprenticeship, or military training. The path to each of these options is unique and costs vary. Support provided by WCA to help students access their chosen path include identification of education or training requirements, assessment of qualifications, and direction to opportunities to gain admission and sources of funding. WCA staff are experienced in college admissions, financial aid and scholarships, military and apprenticeship prerequisites, and required testing and administers the full range of college testing on campus. WCA works with military recruiters to assist students interested in military post-secondary testing, application, and training.

Dr. Pamela Rambo

College and Career Counselor
757-378-5261

Some Colleges and Universities our students have been accepted to:

To view a full list of past college acceptances, click here. 

The WCA Class of 2020 (18 students) amassed a scholarship total of $2.48 million? 

College Planning

Williamsburg Christian Academy provides the College Board Suite of Assessments referred to as the PSAT and SAT on campus during school days. WCA also administers the ACT on campus during school days.

NINTH GRADE

PSAT 8/9- Readiness Baseline.  This assessment is given on campus at WCA during the’ freshman year and serves as the foundation for understanding students’ progress as they enter high school and includes grade-level appropriate content for eighth- and ninth-graders.  Not only does this serve as a foundation for understanding a student’s readiness for entering upper school, but it will also provide hands-on opportunities to practice the knowledge and skills that evidence shows matter most for success in college and career.

TENTH GRADE

PSAT 10 - Check-in and Focus

This assessment is given on campus at WCA in the sophomore year and provides a midpoint check-in on students’ progress toward their college and career readiness.  In addition, the results provide early feedback to help students identify the knowledge and skills they need to be college and career-ready.

ELEVENTH GRADE

PSAT/NMSQT - Compete for National Merit

Given on campus in the fall of the students’ junior year, this assessment also serves as a “check-in” on students’ progress and pinpoints areas for development.   Through the PSAT/NMSQT assessment results, students may qualify for scholarship and recognition programs such as the National Merit Scholarship Program.

SAT and ACT Testing for College Admission

These are the two nationally recognized testing assessments used by colleges to assist with making admission decisions.  They are both administered at WCA in a small, familiar setting during a school day, which helps reduce test anxiety. Additionally, test preparation is provided to students on both tests prior to testing. For Juniors, this test is administered late Spring. 

TWELFTH GRADE

 SAT and ACT Testing for College Admission

These are the two nationally recognized testing assessments used by colleges to assist with making admission decisions.  They are both administered at WCA in a small, familiar setting during a school day, which helps reduce test anxiety. Additionally, test preparation is provided to students on both tests prior to testing. Seniors will sit for this exam once in the early fall but may sit on additional dates at the family's expense. 

College and Career Counseling

The college admissions process for students is very different from the experience of their parents; deadlines are much earlier, costs are higher and the admissions pool is more competitive. College-bound students fare better with a college planning program that starts earlier in upper school and walks them through the process from choosing a major to choosing colleges and applying for scholarships and financial aid. There are more decisions for students to make and parents should be in on the process so that they can benefit from school resources as well. WCA students begin to get practice in college admission testing as freshmen, complete career assessment as sophomores to identify their college major, and participate in advising throughout grade 11 to develop a college list and continue to add to their qualifications and begin essay writing.

As their senior year begins, WCA students are ready to hit send on their college applications and move on to the scholarship application process. Williamsburg Christian Academy’s dedicated College Counselor provides individual student and parent counseling early to encourage academic choices and extracurricular involvement for the desired college track. Coordinated on-campus college admissions testing and on-campus college visits add to the ease of the college process for WCA families and success for college-bound students.

Upper School Career Program

Customized Career Planning
Motivating students to develop a customized plan for life after high school graduation is the objective of the Upper School Career Planning Program. An important foundation of developing that plan is establishing an understanding of the unique gifts and talents of each student and building a plan upon that knowledge. A key element of the Upper School Career Program is testing to help students begin to see their future and realize it is closer than it appears. Our experience working with students is that their future success depends on them seeing the relationship between their gifts and their options. To further facilitate their plan, students engage in advanced career assessment testing and participate in school and community resume-building activities and internships to gain experience in leadership, team skills and communication. Career advising provided at WCA goes beyond planning alone. Assistance is also provided with choice of career direction, related testing, and applications.
Postsecondary College and Career Education
WCA student preparation for the best employment outcomes can involve college or technical school, apprenticeship, or military training. The path to each of these options is unique and costs vary. Support provided by WCA to help students access their chosen path include identification of education or training requirements, assessment of qualifications, and direction to opportunities to gain admission and sources of funding. WCA staff are experienced in college admissions, financial aid and scholarships, military and apprenticeship prerequisites, and required testing and administers the full range of college testing on campus. WCA works with military recruiters to assist students interested in military post-secondary testing, application, and training.

Dr. Pamela Rambo

College and Academic Counselor
757-378-5261

Some Colleges and Universities our students have been accepted to:

To view a full list of past college acceptances, click here. 

The WCA Class of 2020 (18 students) amassed a scholarship total of $2.48 million? 

College Planning

Williamsburg Christian Academy provides the College Board Suite of Assessments referred to as the PSAT and SAT on campus during school days. WCA also administers the ACT on campus during school days.

NINTH GRADE

PSAT 8/9- Readiness Baseline.  This assessment is given on campus at WCA during the’ freshman year and serves as the foundation for understanding students’ progress as they enter high school and includes grade-level appropriate content for eighth- and ninth-graders.  Not only does this serve as a foundation for understanding a student’s readiness for entering upper school, but it will also provide hands-on opportunities to practice the knowledge and skills that evidence shows matter most for success in college and career.

TENTH GRADE

PSAT 10 - Check-in and Focus

This assessment is given on campus at WCA in the sophomore year and provides a midpoint check-in on students’ progress toward their college and career readiness.  In addition, the results provide early feedback to help students identify the knowledge and skills they need to be college and career-ready.

ELEVENTH GRADE

PSAT/NMSQT - Compete for National Merit

Given on campus in the fall of the students’ junior year, this assessment also serves as a “check-in” on students’ progress and pinpoints areas for development.   Through the PSAT/NMSQT assessment results, students may qualify for scholarship and recognition programs such as the National Merit Scholarship Program.

SAT and ACT Testing for College Admission

These are the two nationally recognized testing assessments used by colleges to assist with making admission decisions.  They are both administered at WCA in a small, familiar setting during a school day, which helps reduce test anxiety. Additionally, test preparation is provided to students on both tests prior to testing. For Juniors, this test is administered late Spring. 

TWELFTH GRADE

 SAT and ACT Testing for College Admission

These are the two nationally recognized testing assessments used by colleges to assist with making admission decisions.  They are both administered at WCA in a small, familiar setting during a school day, which helps reduce test anxiety. Additionally, test preparation is provided to students on both tests prior to testing. Seniors will sit for this exam once in the early fall but may sit on additional dates at the family's expense. 

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