The SRCS Academic Advising Office considers it a pleasure to personally help each student navigate the class scheduling and college admissions process. Our Academic Advisor, Mrs. Kaylee Nelson, is available to help with questions about high school, college, and career planning. Resources on this website can be utilized by Upper School students and parents.
Services provided through the Academic Advising Office:
- Meeting individually with SRCS families to understand a student's specific needs
- Preparing for college admissions testing
- Exploring specific colleges and universities that might meet student goals
- Developing essay and resume-writing skills for college and scholarship applications
- Assisting seniors through each phase of the college application process
- Matching interests and aptitudes to possible majors and careers
- Providing information and application assistance for the Bright Futures Scholarship
- Administration of PSAT and score interpretation
- Providing information, application assistance, and course selection for the Dual Enrollment program
- Coordinating the Advanced Placement program and testing
All high school students are required to complete a minimum of 25 hours of community service each school year, which includes 3 hours of on-campus service. The 25-hour requirement must be fulfilled each year before second semester final exams. Graduating seniors must also fulfill this requirement in order to receive their high school diploma.
College Entrance Exams
As a college-preparatory institution, SRCS takes advantage of the PSAT to prepare students for college entrance exams. The PSAT provides preliminary training for the SAT and is administered each year to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Scores on the junior year PSAT are used to qualify for National Merit Scholarships, so for the gifted student who does well, the PSAT can be a means of obtaining recognition for college scholarships. Many SAT and ACT practice materials are available for free online, but SRCS is pleased to recommend Khan Academy as a free quality source for SAT test prep. SRCS students are encouraged to take the SAT and the ACT during their junior and senior years.