Preparing Students for Their Future
The world of college admissions can be overwhelming but Northside Christian Academy recognizes the importance of equipping students with the knowledge and information they need to be successful as they transition into their college years.
The Guidance Department at Northside Christian Academy aids students along the college planning path by providing a full range of services for all aspects of academic life and college preparation. Our College Counseling program begins with educational workshops in ninth grade and continues through the senior year with increasingly involved and individualized programming. The Guidance Department cultivates this process by offering individual and group meetings, visits with college representatives, an annual college tour, campus visits, SAT and ACT prep, and assistance with applications, interviews, and scholarships.
NCA’s College Counselor values building relationships with students and serving as a resource to parents. She has connections with college representatives across the country and assists students in selecting a college that will allow them to reach their spiritual, educational, and career goals.
Where Are Our Graduates Now?
Northside graduates have been accepted to many top-notch universities including:
- Cedarville University
- Davidson College
- Duke University
- North Carolina State University
- Georgia Tech
- Liberty University
- UNC-Chapel Hill
- Wheaton College
See how our students score on national tests, which colleges are accepting them and other activities they can engage in, by browsing our School Profile!
College Preparation Checklists
The journey to college should not begin with the application, but rather on your student’s first day of high school. Our experienced Guidance Counselor is here to help our students plan intentionally from freshman to senior year. Check out our college preparation checklists below.
All Northside Christian Academy students are required to take the SAT or the ACT in the spring of the junior year and again in the fall of the senior year. In preparation for these tests, all students in grades ten and eleven take the PSAT. All students enrolled in an AP course are required to take the national exam in the spring.
Students may request transcripts for college applications through their Naviance Family Connection Account
Resources for High School Students
If your student needs specific questions answered regarding the college application process, contact our Guidance Counselor, Kelli Larsen, at any time. You may also follow the Northside Guidance Blog for helpful tips or check out these outside resources for college preparation:
- Christian College Guide
- CollegeBoard –SAT
- CollegeBoard- Big Future
- FAST WEB
- SAT Preparation
- The Common App
- Community Service Form
Check out our Guidance Blog!
In an effort to help provide students and their families with up-to-date information in a practical way, College Guidance Counselor, Bonnie Holmes manages our NCA Guidance Blog! She will use this space to pass along details regarding scholarships, open house opportunities, deadlines, college tours, summer experiences, and more! Check back often and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
We love having college reps on our campus! College admission representatives can now go to https:/repvisits.com to schedule an appointment with our high school.
Need More Information?
Are you looking for a school that will equip your child with the necessary tools and information for the college transition? Contact us to schedule a tour of our campus and get any questions you may have answered. Call us today: 704-596-4074.
Check Out Our Career Day Program!
Career Day creates a critical link between the classroom and the workplace by allowing students to explore a field of interest and preparing them to make informed educational and career choices in the future.
As a Northside parent or alumnus, we invite you to partner with us by volunteering to host a student for this year’s Career Day. If you are willing to allow a Northside Junior or Senior* to shadow you on Wednesday, April 26, from approximately 9am-12pm.We can’t thank you enough for investing time and sharing your wisdom and experience with one of our high school students!
Class of 2017 College Spirit Day
Class of 2016 College Spirit Day