Academics

College Counseling

The college counseling team, along with Weber’s faculty, counselors, Principal, and Head of School guide each student and their parents through every stage of the college application process including writing essays, gathering personal recommendations, and interview preparation.
Weber has two full time Deans of College Counseling, both of whom bring rich experience and deep relationships with colleges and universities across the country. While the College Counselors first work with students in 9th grade to help them set meaningful academic goals, the formal college preparation process begins in earnest during Junior year. College Counseling at Weber is a very personalized program as the Counselors in conjunction with the Grade Level Deans work closely with every family over their four years at Weber. This level of connection is a valuable part of the process, as it allows an authentic experience to be portrayed on each student’s college application. The College Counseling Office is committed to considering all students’ needs and wants whether it is a learning support program, Division 1 athletics, or an active and vibrant Hillel or Chabad.

Timeline by Grade

List of 4 items.

  • Freshman Year Timeline

    Freshman year is a time to explore, hone study skills, and adjust to the rigor of high school level work. While the college process should not play a large role in the freshman year, there are things that are important:
    • Take the most rigorous course load that is appropriate for you.
    • Explore a broad base of experiences outside of the classroom.
    • Begin to build relationships with teachers who will ultimately write your college recommendation.
    • Read widely. The more you read, the best you will ultimately do on standardized testing. It may also eventually help you in the essay writing process.
    The College Office offers a parent meeting for all freshman parents and hosts seminars for freshmen, including an introduction to the college process, a resume building workshop, and an introduction to SCOIR, the software program used by the College Office. 
  • Sophomore Year Timeline

    • Continue to take the most rigorous course load that is appropriate for you. 
    • Continue to explore options out of the classroom. Start to look at leadership opportunities. 
    • Take the optional Pre-ACT offered by the College Counseling Office (no preparation is suggested or required).
    • Every Weber sophomore will take the PSAT in October (no preparation is suggested or required).
    • If travel permits, start to visit colleges. At this point, you should be thinking about types of colleges rather than specific names of colleges. 
    • Attend the Atlanta Area Case Studies program in February.
    • Continue to read widely and build rapport with teachers. 
    • Meet individually with a college counselor to create an academic and testing plan for the next two years.

    The College Office offers a parent meeting for all sophomore parents and hosts seminars for sophomores, including continued resume building and how to research colleges.
  • Junior Year Timeline

    Fall 
    • Attend the College Fair in late August. 
    • Attend college admissions representative visits at Weber.
    • Take the optional Pre-ACT offered by the College Counseling Office.
    • Every Weber junior will take the PSAT in October.
    • Register for the SAT and/or ACT according to the testing plan created in sophomore year.
    • If travel permits, visit colleges when possible.
    Winter
    • Attend College Counseling testing feedback session to review Pre-ACT and PSAT results.
    • Attend the College Night for parents and students to kick off the official start of your individualized college process.
    • Meet individually with your college counselor to create a college list and review your academic and testing plan.
    • Both parents and students will fill out a questionnaire for our office during this time.
    Spring
    • Visit colleges over Passover break if possible. Your college counselor will help you create a list of appropriate colleges to visit. 
    • Meet as a family with your college counselor. 
    • Continue to meet with your college counselor as necessary.
    • Work with the college counselors and the English department to write a personal narrative that may serve as your college essay.
    Summer
    • Work on your college essay. The college counselors are available by appointment to assist you.
    • Continue to visit colleges when possible.
    • Attend optional essay writing workshops conducted by the college counselors
    • Complete your resume.

    The College Office spends the majority of the fall working with seniors. In November, the focus changes to juniors. The College Office will host a fall meeting for junior parents along with the November College Kick-Off meeting. Additionally, student seminars are held, which include finalizing the resume and an orientation to SCOIR, a software program used by the College Office.
  • Senior Year Timeline

    Fall Semester

    • Participate in the College Office Application Workshop on the first day of school.
    • Attend the College Fair in late August.
    • Attend college admissions representative visits to Weber.
    • Seniors are encouraged to visit colleges when possible. 
    • If advised, take a fall ACT and/or SAT.
    • Work with your college counselor to decide when and if your test scores should be submitted 
    • Attend Senior College Night for both parents and students
    • Register for FAFSA PIN www.fafsa.gov and CSS Profile www.collegeboard.com (if seeking financial aid)
    • File FAFSA & CSS PROFILE as required for financial aid consideration
    • Finalize your college list with your College Counselor.
    • Most Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED) deadlines are November 1 (UGA and Ga Tech both have an October 15th deadline).
    • Begin researching scholarship opportunities 

    Spring Semester 
    • Submit Regular Decision application by the January deadline
    • Ensure all necessary test scores have been sent to colleges
    • Most college decisions will be finalized by April 1st
    • Students must choose one college and submit a deposit to that college by May 1
    • Work with your college counselor if necessary to understand your financial aid package if applicable

    Starting in the summer and continuing into the fall semester, the college counselors will help each student on their individualized path and timeline to submit applications to each college. Every senior is required to attend a workshop on the first day of school where they complete the Common Application, learn how to request transcripts and how to engage with colleges including interview preparation. Parents and students are invited to a Senior College Night early in the fall to discuss the upcoming process. Throughout the fall, students meet often with their college counselor for essay review, application review and application submission.

Questions?

List of 3 members.

  • Amy Secor 

    Dean of College Advising
  • Cherise Ogle 

    Associate Dean of College Advising
  • Camisha Oates 

    Assistant to the Office of College Advising

Acceptances

List of 7 items.

  • Class of 2021

    The Class of 2021 received 131 acceptances to over 100 colleges and universities!

    Adelphi University
    American University*
    Appalachian State University
    Belmont University
    Berklee College of Music*
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    Brown University*
    Butler University
    Carnegie Mellon University*
    Coastal Carolina University*
    College of Charleston*
    Colorado State University 
    Concordia University
    DePaul University
    Drexel University*
    Duke University*
    Elon University*
    Emerson College*
    Emory University*
    Florida Southern College
    Florida State University*
    George Washington University
    Georgia College
    Georgia Institute of Technology* 
    Georgia Southern University*
    Georgia State University*
    Hampden-Sydney College
    High Point University*
    Hofstra University
    Indiana University* 
    Johns Hopkins University*
    Kennesaw State University*
    Lake Forest College
    Loyola Marymount University*
    Lynn University*
    Marist College
    McMaster University
    Mercer University
    Michigan State University
    Muhlenberg College
    New College of Florida
    New York University
    Northeastern University*
    Oberlin College
    Oglethorpe University
    Pace University 
    Pennsylvania State University 
    Purdue University 
    Queen's University*
    Quinnipiac University
    Rhodes College
    Rutgers University* 
    SUNY at Albany
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Scripps College*
    Skidmore College
    St John's University 
    Stony Brook University
    Syracuse University*
    Temple University
    The Ohio State University* 
    The University of Alabama*
    The University of Tampa
    The University of Tennessee 
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Tulane University of Louisiana*
    Union College
    University of Alabama
    University of Arizona
    University of Cincinnati* 
    University of Colorado (Boulder)
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Denver
    University of Florida*
    University of Georgia*
    University of Kentucky*
    University of Maryland (College Park) 
    University of Massachusetts (Amherst) 
    University of Massachusetts (Boston) 
    University of Miami*
    University of Michigan*
    University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)*
    University of North Carolina (Wilmington)
    University of North Georgia
    University of Oregon
    University of Pennsylvania*
    University of Pittsburgh*
    University of Richmond
    University of South Carolina
    University of South Florida 
    University of Southern California*
    University of Virginia* 
    University of West Georgia
    University of Wisconsin (Madison)* 
    Vanderbilt University*
    Washington University in St Louis*
    Washington and Lee University
    Wilfrid Laurier University
    William and Mary
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    GAP YEAR & OTHER PROGRAMS
    Aardvark Israel Immersion Program*
    Israel Defense Forces*
    Young Judaea Year Course*
     
    *DENOTES MATRICULATION
  • Class of 2020

    The Class of 2020 received 278 acceptances to over 80 colleges and universities.

    American University
    Appalachian State University
    Auburn University
    Boston University*
    Brandeis University*
    Butler University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Chapman University*
    Coastal Carolina University
    College of Charleston
    Colorado State University
    Denison University
    DePaul University
    Dickinson College
    Drexel University
    Elon University
    Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising*
    Fashion Institute of Technology*
    Florida Gulf Coast University
    Florida State University*
    George Washington University*
    Georgia College*
    Georgia Institute of Technology* 
    Georgia Southern University
    Georgia State University*
    High Point University*
    Indiana University*
    Jacksonville State University
    Jewish Theological Seminary of America*
    Kennesaw State University*
    Lafayette College
    Lehigh University*
    Lynn University*
    Miami University (Oxford)
    Michigan State University
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University*
    Oberlin College*
    Oglethorpe University
    Oxford College of Emory University
    Pace University
    Pennsylvania State University*
    Rollins College
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Stetson University
    Syracuse University*
    The College of Wooster
    The Ohio State University*
    The University of Alabama*
    The University of Tampa
    The University of Texas at Austin*
    Tulane University of Louisiana
    University of Arizona
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Denver*
    University of Florida*
    University of Georgia*
    University of Kansas
    University of Kentucky
    University of Maryland*
    University of Massachusetts 
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    University of Minnesota 
    University of Mississippi
    University of Missouri 
    University of North Carolina at Asheville
    University of North Georgia*
    University of Oregon
    University of Pittsburgh 
    University of Rhode Island
    University of South Carolina
    University of Southern California*
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia 
    University of Washington 
    University of Wisconsin* 
    Vanderbilt University*
    Wake Forest University*
    Washington University in St Louis*
    Western Carolina University
    Xavier University
    GAP YEAR PROGRAMS
    Aardvark Israel Immersion Program*
    Shalom Hartman*
    NOTABLE SCHOLARSHIPS
    University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship
    Wake Forest Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement
    *DENOTES MATRICULATION
  • Class of 2019

    Appalachian State UniversitySavannah College of Art and Design
    Agnes Scott CollegeSan Diego State University
    Auburn UniversitySkidmore College
    Barry UniversitySyracuse University
    Belmont UniversityThe Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
    Binghamton UniversityThe College of Wooster
    Boston CollegeThe George Washington University
    Boston UniversityThe Ohio State University
    Brandeis UniversityThe Ohio State University - Honors College 
    Butler UniversityThe University of Alabama
    Clark UniversityThe University of Arizona
    Clemson UniversityThe University of Tampa
    College of CharlestonThe University of Texas, Austin
    College of Charleston - Honors College Tufts University
    Colorado State UniversityTulane University
    Eckerd CollegeUniversity of British Columbia (Canada) 
    Elon UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles
    Emory UniversityUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
    Florida Gulf Coast UniversityUniversity of Central Florida
    Florida State UniversityUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
    Georgetown UniversityUniversity of Denver
    Georgia CollegeUniversity of Florida
    Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Georgia
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Honors College University of Georgia - Honors Program 
    Georgia Southern UniversityUniversity of Kansas
    Georgia State UniversityUniversity of Kentucky
    Hofstra UniversityUniversity of Maryland, College Park
    Indiana University at BloomingtonUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Kelley School of Business: Indiana University University of Miami
    Ithaca CollegeUniversity of Michigan
    James Madison UniversityUniversity of Michigan Honors Program
    Kennesaw State UniversityUniversity of Michigan - Ross School of Business 
    Los Angeles College of MusicUniversity of New Hampshire at Durham
    Louisiana State UniversityUniversity of Oregon
    Miami University, OxfordUniversity of Pittsburgh
    Middle Tennessee State UniversityUniversity of South Carolina
    Muhlenberg CollegeUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
    North Carolina State UniversityUniversity of Virginia
    Northeastern UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
    Northwestern UniversityValdosta State University
    Oberlin College of Arts and SciencesVanderbilt University
    Oglethorpe UniversityVanderbilt University - Honors Program 
    Ohio UniversityVassar College
    Pace University, New York CityVirginia Tech
    Pennsylvania State UniversityWashington University in St. Louis
    Point Park UniversityWellesley College
    Queen's University (Canada) Western University (Canada) 
    Rhodes CollegeWilfrid Laurier University (Canada) 
  • Class of 2018

    Agnes Scott CollegePrinceton University
    American UniversityRhodes College
    Auburn UniversityRider University
    Ball State UniversitySavannah College of Art and Design
    Barnard CollegeSavannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
    Boston UniversitySt. Edward's University
    Brandeis UniversityStetson University
    Carnegie Mellon UniversityTel Aviv University
    Clark UniversityThe George Washington University
    College of CharlestonThe Ohio State University
    Converse CollegeThe University of Alabama
    Dickinson CollegeThe University of Arizona
    Eckerd CollegeThe University of Tampa
    Elon UniversityThe University of Texas, Austin
    Emory UniversityTufts University
    Florida Atlantic UniversityTulane University
    Florida Southern CollegeUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
    Florida State UniversityUniversity of Chicago
    Georgia CollegeUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
    Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Connecticut
    Georgia State UniversityUniversity of Denver
    Goucher CollegeUniversity of Florida
    High Point UniversityUniversity of Georgia
    Indiana University at BloomingtonUniversity of Kansas
    Kennesaw State UniversityUniversity of Maryland, College Park
    Loyola University ChicagoUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Marquette UniversityUniversity of Michigan
    Marymount Manhattan CollegeUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Miami University, OxfordUniversity of Mississippi
    Michigan State UniversityUniversity of Missouri Columbia
    Millsaps CollegeUniversity of Pittsburgh
    Missouri State UniversityUniversity of South Carolina
    Montclair State UniversityUniversity of Washington
    New York UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
    Northeastern UniversityWashington University in St. Louis
    Oglethorpe UniversityWesleyan University
    Ohio Northern UniversityWestminster College
    Pace University, New York CityWilliams College
    Point Park UniversityWright State University
  • Class of 2017

    American UniversityNew York University
    Barnard CollegeNortheastern University
    Binghamton UniversityOglethorpe University
    Boston UniversityOxford College of Emory University
    Brandeis UniversityPennsylvania State University
    California College of the Arts(San Francisco)Purdue University
    Centre CollegeQueens University of Charlotte
    Champlain CollegeStetson University
    Chapman UniversityThe George Washington University
    Christopher Newport UniversityThe New School - All Divisions
    Clark UniversityThe Ohio State University
    Clemson UniversityThe University of Alabama
    College of CharlestonThe University of Alabama at Birmingham
    College of Charleston (Honors College)The University of Arizona
    College of William and MaryThe University of Georgia
    DePaul UniversityThe University of Georgia (Honors Program)
    Dickinson CollegeThe University of Oklahoma
    Duke UniversityThe University of Texas, Austin
    Elon UniversityTulane University
    Emerson CollegeUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
    Emory UniversityUniversity of Connecticut
    Fashion Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Delaware
    Florida State UniversityUniversity of Denver
    Georgia CollegeUniversity of Florida
    Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Kentucky
    Georgia Southern UniversityUniversity of Maryland, College Park
    Georgia State UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Goucher CollegeUniversity of Miami
    High Point UniversityUniversity of Michigan
    Indiana University at BloomingtonUniversity of South Carolina
    Ithaca CollegeUniversity of Southern California
    Israel Defense ForcesUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
    James Madison UniversityUniversity of Vermont
    Kivunim - Israel Gap YearUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison (Honors Program)
    Kennesaw State UniversityValdosta State University
    Lehigh UniversityVirginia Tech
    Louisiana State UniversityWashington University in St. Louis
    Lynn UniversityWittenberg University
    Miami University, OxfordYoung Judaea - Israel Gap Year
    Muhlenberg College 
  • Class of 2016

  • Class of 2015

    University of AlabamaUniversity of Maryland
    University of Alabama at BirminghamUniversity of Mary Washington
    University of ArizonaMassachusetts Institute of Technology
    Auburn UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Barnard CollegeMcPherson College
    Binghamton UniversityUniversity of Miami
    Boston UniversityMiami University, Oxford
    Brandeis UniversityUniversity of Michigan
    California Institute of TechnologyMichigan State University
    University of Central FloridaUniversity of Mississippi
    Coastal Carolina UniversityUniversity of Missouri
    College of CharlestonMuhlenberg College
    University of ChicagoNew York University
    University of Colorado at BoulderUniversity of North Carolina
    Colorado CollegeNortheastern University
    Columbia UniversityPennsylvania State University
    University of ConnecticutUniversity of Pittsburgh
    University of DelawareRhodes College
    University of DenverSarah Lawrence College
    DePaul UniversitySmith College
    Elon UniversityUniversity of South Carolina
    Emerson CollegeSwarthmore College
    Emory UniversitySyracuse University
    Emory University - Oxford CollegeUniversity of Texas
    University of FloridaTexas A&M University
    Florida State UniversityThe Ohio State University
    Franklin and Marshall CollegeTufts University
    University of GeorgiaTulane University
    Georgia CollegeVanderbilt University
    Georgia Institute of TechnologyVassar College
    Georgia Southern UniversityUniversity of Vermont
    Georgia State UniversityUniversity of Virginia
    Goucher CollegeWashington University
    Indiana UniversityWesleyan University
    Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaYeshiva University
    University of Kansas 
    University of KentuckyINTERNATIONAL
    Kennesaw State UniversityIDC Herzliya-Raphael Recanati Intl School
    Life UniversityIsraeli Defense Forces
    Loyola University New OrleansYoung Judea Year Course
The Weber School, a Jewish Community high school serving students from all Jewish backgrounds, prepares students for success in college and in life with comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that inspire student exploration, leadership, and Jewish social consciousness. Many of our programs and academies are unique to Weber and can't be found at any other Atlanta-area high schools.