Upper School

College Counseling

The College Counseling program is an important component of the Upper School at Athens Academy.  Students begin learning about the college counseling process during their freshman and sophomore years at Athens Academy, and more detailed instruction begins with the Junior College Tour in the fall during interim week.  Preparation for both students and parents continues with Junior Seminar and Junior College Night in the spring and concludes with the Senior College Night and Senior Seminar in the fall.
Click the links below for tips on preparing for college. The College Planning Guide (given to tenth and eleventh graders on College Night) also has detailed information for both parents and students.

List of 4 items.

  • Grade 9

    • Read for pleasure and expand your knowledge of word usage
    • Develop a broad range of interests
    • Join school activities
  • Grade 10

    • Explore college possibilities with the college counselors
    • Check out college guidebooks and websites
    • Read widely and work to improve your concentration
    • Participate fully in your selected activities
  • Grade 11

    • Continue reading and working hard
    • Investigate colleges that may interest you through their viewbooks and websites
    • Participate in fall college trips and talk with college reps who visit campus
    • In spring and summer, visit colleges of particular interest
    • Discuss with parents, counselors, teachers, and advisors the selection of a college
    • Take the SAT or ACT and SAT Subject Tests
  • Grade 12

    • Continue emphasis on scholastic and extracurricular achievement
    • Request, complete, and file all college applications by their due dates
    • Send transcript requests to the guidance office at least three weeks before deadlines
    • Schedule interviews at colleges if requested
    • Take the SAT and/or ACT again

College Counseling Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Martin Rogers

    Martin Rogers 

    Dean of College Guidance
  • Photo of Randy Reid

    Randy Reid 

    Humanities Department Chair and College Counselor
  • Photo of Kevin Petroski

    Kevin Petroski 

    Athletic Director
Athens Academy is an independent, co-educational school for students in K3 through 12th grade, located on a beautiful 152-acre campus in Northeast Georgia. For over 50 years, Athens Academy has pursued its mission of Excellence with Honor through academics, athletics, fine arts, and service and leadership.