Welcome to the College & Career Center
The process of applying to college has changed dramatically over the years. Colleges have never been more selective, and the admissions process can be stressful and confusing. The College and Career Center (C&CC) has the privilege of working with each and every student as they journey through Miramonte and plan for life after high school.
First-year students are formally introduced to the College and Career Center in August. The focus is on connecting to their new community. Additionally, they learn about the magic that happens here and the robust resources that are available, including summer programs and job listings.
As sophomores, students visit the C&CC in January. The focus of this visit is to introduce the "Getting To Know Yourself" workbook. It is a 12-month interactive tool to help students understand their values and use that to take initiative and create impact. Additionally, sophomores will be introduced to Naviance and test prep for the SAT/ACT.
Moving into junior year, a major focus is on continuing to dig deeper. We host 150+ admissions representatives from August-November. Students are encouraged to attend two visits to schools they are interested in learning more about. One of the biggest advantages of them doing so is that their college applications will be read by the same Reps visiting Miramonte. The junior's "official college process" kicks off in January with the distribution of the MHS College Counseling Handbook and the opportunity to schedule 1:1 meetings to discuss their individual post-secondary planning.
Once senior year begins, the C&CC becomes a central hub for our seniors and all things related to the college application process and post-secondary planning. We help with essay writing, mock interviews, college lists, and general application and financial aid resources as well. We aim to make this process as stress-free and sane as possible as we journey with you to your next chapter in life.