After Gann, What Will Be Your Next Adventure?
Gann Academy thinks about college counseling as a process of self-discovery—a chance for every student to reflect on their talents, passions and their goals as an adult. Our college counseling office seeks to help all students get the most from the college admissions experience and make a great college match. We believe that there are no best colleges, but rather colleges that are best for each student.
College Application Process
Each January Gann’s college counselors meet with juniors and their parents as a group to preview the upcoming year and detail the college search process. In the spring, our counselors meet individually with students and their parents to develop a list of schools for students to research and visit during the summer and fall of their senior year. We also provide extensive support throughout the application, acceptance and decision-making phases of the senior year.
Acceptances and Matriculations
Colleges know and respect the rigor of Gann’s academic program and recognize the leadership and creativity our students bring to the extracurricular life of the school. As a result, Gann students are admitted to a wide range of colleges and universities, as well as art colleges and conservatories, international universities, yeshivot and prestigious gap year programs.
A Gap Year After Gann
A gap year can be an extraordinary gift. Not only is the year itself a chance for growth and gaining skills, for giving back, or for self -reflection, students who undertake a gap year experience often report a more satisfying college experience.
Some students expect to spend a year in Israel after high school. Popular options include yeshiva study programs or programs that combine academic learning and experiential learning as well as kibbutz and urban volunteer opportunities. The school believes in the value of these choices and recognizes that Gann graduates will have an enormous amount to offer these programs as well.
Other options include study abroad, work-study, research trips, and programs such as Americorps and City Year. The College Counseling office is happy to help you research opportunities and plan your year.