At KES, it is our goal to help prepare our students for life after high school. While the vast majority of our graduates go on to university, some choose another form of higher learning, such as an art school, culinary school, or community college. The Guidance Department’s mission is to help each student find the university or school that is the right fit for them. Each student’s journey will be a personal one, but we believe that we can make the process easier through good preparation. Preparing students for life after KES starts in the Junior School where students complete online career assessments such as Career Cruising, and attend career information nights. The intensity of preparation increases in the Senior School when students develop action plans and begin their research into different programmes and schools.
Each student is assigned an academic advisor to aid them in this process. They are also encouraged to visit the Guidance Center to research the myriad of post-secondary options available to them. Students planning on applying to schools in the USA will also begin preparing for the SAT. KES is a SAT testing site, and we offer the SATs three times per year as printed in the School Planner. In their final year, students will attend university preparatory groups throughout the first term which will guide them through the process of deciding the right school and programme for them, as well as aiding them through the application and scholarship process. It will also give students an opportunity to learn about and discuss various topics related to post-secondary schools. Students will also meet individually with the Director of School Counselling to discuss any questions or concerns they may have as well as to develop and track their post-secondary goals.
For more information, please contact Ms. Aynsley Sasaki