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College and Career

Our Mission

We provide guidance and advice, ask probing questions, make recommendations and suggestions, provide referrals, and above all, inform our students of the many opportunities available to them. We value the relationships we establish with our students in the course of our counseling efforts and look forward to working with them.

Providence Leads to Choices

  • You can see a complete list of colleges attended immediately after graduation from 2013-2018 here.
  • 95% of PA students chose to attend a four-year institution immediately after graduation; 5% chose to attend a two-year institution.
  • PA students go on to be college-level athletes.
  • The average ACT score for a PA graduate is a 27. 

Guiding Students through the Process...

College counseling begins working with students through when they enter the Secondary School. College is a two-way street. Not only do colleges look at you as a prospective student, but you also should look at colleges to determine what’s important to you. So let’s start with you.

What you look for:

  • In-state or out
  • Large, medium, or small
  • Public or private
  • Urban or rural setting
  • Variety of majors to choose from
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Athletics
  • Scholarships and grants available
  • Visit more than one college
  • Compare colleges
  • Cost of attendance

Remember, selecting the right college is critical because you will spend four years of your life there.

Colleges look for:

  • Challenging course schedule
  • Grade point average
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Class rank
  • Application essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Extracurricular and community involvement

Every college admissions office has its own formula for determining the importance of each of these factors.

Choosing the right college for you is a matter of looking, searching, and then meeting required deadlines.

Always remember, there is no purpose higher than the call of God on your life. Make this decision a matter of prayer and you will enjoy the road to college!


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