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Career and College Planning

At the American Community School, the Counseling Department works in close partnership with parents and students to make sure that informed decisions are taken at all stages leading up to college admissions. 

During this exciting 4-year journey, we are dedicated to supporting each and every ACS student and parent in navigating these important steps. From the tentative beginnings of career exploration, to the final decision, we take pride in understanding our students. We equip our students with the most current information according to individual needs, interests and ambitions. Our experienced counselors incorporate practical research tools to connect each student with the institutions of higher learning that are the best fit for the student.  

We have developed close ties with institutions of higher learning worldwide and invite over 100 colleges a year to visit the ACS campus and personally meet our students to present their programs.   

With acceptances last year that include Columbia, Imperial, and McGill, just to name a few, we take pride in all the college acceptances that our students secure. In fact, after careful exploration and selection,  almost all of our seniors go on to their first choice of college. 

While we celebrate our students’ successes and facilitate their disappointments, our greatest rewards come as we witness our students grow in self-advocacy, confidence and discernment, knowing they are prepared to leave the safety of ACS and thrive as scholars, collaborators, innovators and leaders at the college level and beyond.