College Counseling

With a great sense of urgency, our scholars are preparing to attend and succeed in college and beyond. The Brooke High School Founding Class graduates in 2020.

Preparing the dynamic, diverse leaders of tomorrow

Our College Vision

We are committed to ensuring our alumni enter adulthood empowered with the knowledge, confidence, resourcefulness, and integrity to be upwardly mobile in a global workforce. Brooke graduates will be prepared and expected to earn a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand field. In doing so, they will seize upon or create opportunities to become financially secure, constantly engage their intellect and curiosity, pioneer inroads into areas that traditionally exclude women and men of color, and claim their sense of belonging.

Our college counseling team targets schools with a demonstrated history of strong financial aid, programming that supports students of color in their college transitions, and high graduation rates for students of color.

College Counseling Department

Director Janette Kerr and her team help students select summer experiences, prepare for the SAT, and navigate the college process.

Contact Ms. Kerr

Brooke High School Profile

The Brooke High School profile provides information on our rigorous academic program and highlights the achievements of our inaugural Class of 2020.

Download the Profile

I’m working to get my current GPA up as much as I can and trying to get a good score on the SAT so that I have a wide range of college options. I’m involved in a lot of school activities, too. I think I’m a really good candidate for college.

Alexa Peguero Brooke High School Class of 2020

The College Application Process

  1. 1 AUG 2019

    College Applications Open

    The Common Application (a single online college application form used by over 700 colleges and universities) goes live every year on August 1.

  2. 1-20 AUG 2019

    College Counseling Meetings

    Members of the Class of 2020 meet individually with the College Counseling Department to build their college application plan.

  3. 20 AUG 2019

    Brooke High School First Day of School

    The Class of 2020 begins their senior year! In the fall, they will enroll in a college seminar that begins the preparation for the transition to college. 

     

  4. 1 OCT 2019

    FAFSA Application Opens

    Creating a financial aid plan is a vital part of the college process. We require all of our seniors to complete a FAFSA application, and we provide multiple opportunities for application support through individual meetings and the college seminar.

  5. 1-31 OCT 2019

    Application Preparation

    Scholars build their college profile, finalize their personal essays, submit teacher references, and complete their college applications.

  6. 1 NOV 2019

    Early Action and Decision Applications Due

    Seniors submit early action and early decision applications.

  7. 21 DEC 2019

    Regular Decision Applications Due

    Seniors submit regular decision applications.

  8. 1 MAY 2020

    College Decision Day

    Scholars make their final decisions on where they will enroll.

  9. MAY 2020

    Advanced Placement Exams

    Seniors will take their advanced placement exams throughout the month of May.

  10. 11 JUN 2020

    Class of 2020 Commencement

    The founding class of Brooke High School graduates!

Resources for Scholars and Families

College Financial Aid and Applications

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College Research and Support Programs

  • Bottom Line
    Service to help high school juniors and seniors get into college and support them when they are there.
  • College Greenlight
    Read college reviews, compare colleges, find scholarships, and build a plan for college through College Greenlight.
  • College Scorecard
    The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard helps students find the right college by using the most reliable data on college costs, graduation rates, and more.
  • Naviance
    Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals.
  • Noonan Scholars
    Noonan Scholars advises high school students and their families on the application and financial aid process with an emphasis on highly selective colleges, and helps students apply, gain admission to, and attend top-ranked universities.

Financial Aid

Scholarships

  • Cappex
    Cappex is a scholarship database.
  • Fastweb
    Fastweb is a scholarship database.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
    HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.
  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation
    The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services.
  • QuestBridge
    QuestBridge connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and job opportunities.
  • Posse Boston
    Through its Dynamic Assessment Process, Posse identifies students and veterans for their leadership and academic potential.
  • United Negro College Fund
    UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members.