The mission of La Jolla Country Day School’s college counseling program is rooted in the National Association of College Admission Counselor's code of conduct. NACAC’s Statement of Principles of Good Practice
, help to guide our work with students and their parents. With that said, our college counseling process is characterized by our care and concern for the well-being of students and the vital role of their parents as we customize our approach to help identify the best fit for the student’s academic and personal needs. We have intentionally staffed and structured our program to provide support and information for both students and parents, throughout the four years of high school. We appreciate the importance of allowing students to develop their interests and passions in an authentic way. Parents desire information early enough in the process so that they understand potential outcomes more clearly.
LJCDS College Counseling professionals adhere to NACAC’s responsibility to protect students’ rights in the transition to postsecondary education, through monitoring and enforcing ethical standards and practices. Additionally, we are guided by the philosophy stated in “Turning the Tide: Inspiring concern for others and the common good through college admission”
with the goal of assisting students with the identification of their authentic interests and passions, as they determine their post-secondary path. Working to support parents and provide information, guidance and social/emotional support throughout the college admission process is a key value of the LJCDS approach. The well-being of both students and parents is integral to our work.