Meetings with students and parents begin once students enter the Upper School and continue throughout the Diploma Programme. As we strive to help each student find the best college fit, we focus on providing each student with hands-on support and direction. Annual travel to college campuses and membership in professional organizations guarantee our staff maintains excellent working relationships with colleges and universities across the globe. Led by a former admission officer, our staff regularly engages in professional development. The college counselor will meet with students and parents each year of the Upper School to advise and assist students with campus visits and interviews, to participate in the development of each student’s Four Year Plan, to provide insight and support during the application process, and to work with students to utilize our state-of-the-art college counseling software, Naviance, and the International Baccalaureate Organization® (IB) Student Registry. Additionally, Upper School students will attend the annual Texas IB Schools College Fair limited to IB schools, providing an opportunity for IB students to connect with state, national and international universities. During the junior year, students and parents will work with the College Counselor to create each student’s application plan for use throughout the student’s time in the Diploma Programme.