Steps is fortunate to partner with Joan Thomas and to offer students access to the best college counseling in the area.

Steps To College

Three sessions during the school year

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Steps to College, taught by Joan Thomas, is an excellent opportunity for your student to take charge of their own academic future. In the class, students will go through an intense 90-minute workshop three times per year to help develop — and stay focused on — their college dreams. To ensure that students get the most up-to-date information, Joan visits 40 colleges and attends 5 regional and national conferences for college counselors every year.

Topics: College prep course planning, resume building, college research, interest assessment, and visiting colleges

Topics (Juniors Only): College planning (validating course planning and making calculations for college applications), assessment testing to help discover options for college majors, building a college research list, and prepping for applications

Cost: $90 per workshop or $250 for all three workshops

College Boot Camp for Rising Seniors

Summer 2018

College Boot Camp is an interactive workshop that will guide incoming seniors through the entire college application process. Students should bring their SAT/ACT scores, a laptop, and a current transcript.
Topics will include:

  • Fully utilizing tools on Naviance
  • California State University applications
  • University of California applications
  • Private colleges and specific application requirements
  • Essays – what they are looking for, what to avoid, and how to get started

All incoming seniors should take advantage of this great opportunity to get a jump start on their college applications!