College Counseling

With a great sense of urgency, our scholars are preparing to attend and succeed in college and beyond. Our scholars are persisting through their academics at Brooke High School and will take their resilience with them to college.

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.

– Janette Kerr, Director of College Counseling

Class of 2023 Acceptances

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 by clicking here or at

College Counseling Department

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Resources for Scholars and Families

College Financial Aid and Applications

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College Research and Support Programs

  • 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.
  • YouthBuild
    YouthBuild Boston empowers and assists young people of color with essential social, vocational, academic, and life skills necessary to navigate a positive pathway to self-sufficiency, neighborhood responsibility and careers in the building industry.

Financial Aid


  • 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.