The ECA Secondary School Counseling Office promotes the emotional, social and academic development of all students. We believe in providing students with a safe, supportive, and trusting environment while acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to develop into contributing members of our local and international community. The counseling program supports ECA’s core mission by enhancing the learning process for all students through an integration of academic, career, personal/social and global perspective development. One counselor is designated for all students in grades 6 to 12 and is supported by a learning resource teacher, learning specialists, and the Secondary School Principal. When addressing the academic needs of students, the counselor and resource teacher collaborate with teachers regularly. Tutors are available on a referral basis when the need for such services arises. In addition, our counselor and resource teacher work with students both individually and in groups throughout the school year encouraging their social/emotional growth and wellbeing.
College Counseling at ECA provides US and International college-bound students with the tools and information needed to successfully navigate the college admissions process. The counselor also assists students in discovering college or university communities that will best serve their individual academic, career and personal interests emphasizing the importance of finding a good college “fit”. The degree of college counseling increases and becomes more specialized as students advance through grades 9 – 12. College and career readiness activities generally include university representative visits, mock interviews/college fair, field trips, guest speakers, financial aid and scholarship presentations, and more. Our means of communication with families is transmitted electronically via emails, ‘Campo Newsletter’, BridgeU, the ECA website, individual conference meetings, and group meetings with parents and students by grade level.
- College Rep Chat visitation schedule 2018/2019 (RSVP on same page)
- Post-secondary Prep grades 6-10 (2018/2019)
- Post-secondary Prep grades 11-12 (2018/2019)
- Substance Abuse Awareness Parent Presentation (Nov 2018)
- U.S. University Study Resources: Applying, Testing, Financing, Visas, Scholarships
*Please find additional information and resources in the Secondary School Counseling Office on the third floor of the Academic Building.