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Post-High School Counseling

New Trier High School’s post-high school counseling office is designed to assist students and their parents in all phases of the post-secondary planning process, and culminates in plans for college or other post secondary experiences, including but not limited to a structured enrichment year, direct career entry, trade or technical school enrollment, military enlistment or a post-graduate year.  Counselors work with sophomores, juniors and seniors in group guidance settings through the adviser system, while individualized post-secondary planning and guidance begin during the second semester of the junior year and continues through graduation.

It is the philosophy of the department that the post-secondary planning process is a major step in each student’s independence, and that it is the counselor’s role to empower and help students become autonomous.  This is a decision-making process through which students assess their strengths and preferences in order to make informed, well-deliberated choices.  New Trier High School’s post-high school counseling department provides individualized college and career guidance.  As the only public high school in the nation that offers such a program, New Trier employs eight certified, experienced school counselors, half of whom bring college admission and/or student services backgrounds to their positions.  Each is committed to providing personal, positive and appropriate assistance for members of the New Trier community.

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Monday, Sep 08 Santa Clara University 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Winnetka Campus - Room 206C, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093
Tuesday, Sep 09 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
W EPI Center
385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093
Tuesday, Sep 09 University of Norte Dame 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Winnetka Campus - Room 206C, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093
Tuesday, Sep 09 Muhlenberg College 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Winnetka Campus - Room 230, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093
Tuesday, Sep 09 University of South Alabama 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Winnetka Campus - Room 230, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093
Wednesday, Sep 10 Gettysburg College 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Winnetka Campus - Room 230, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093
Wednesday, Sep 10 Fairfield University 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Winnetka Campus - Room 230, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093
Thursday, Sep 11 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
W EPI Center
385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093
Tuesday, Sep 16 Luther College 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Winnetka Campus - Room 230, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093
Wednesday, Sep 17 New York University 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Winnetka Campus - Room 206C, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093