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OUR Philosophy at RTHS

  • We believe that each student is an individual with unique ideas and goals. 
    Students are encouraged to explore post-secondary options and make informed decisions based on personal interests, abilities, and objectives.

  • We believe in fit.
    Ensuring good fits between students and their college of choice is the fundamental force that drives the relationship between students and their College Advisor
  • We believe in open communication. 
    Communication among parents, students, teachers, and the College Advisors is the key to ensuring an effective path to college.

  • We believe that students should be in the driver’s seat.
    The College Advisors will inform, recommend, and counsel students on all aspects of the college college search and application process, beginning formally in junior year.

RTHS’ College Advising program is a member of both SACAC (Southern Association for College Admission Counseling) and NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling).

Program

The College Advising Program reaches out to students and parents to personalize the college search and application experience. From classroom visits to individual appointments, students have the opportunity to gain information and ask questions. We also encourage our students and families to utilize their Scoir College Network account to begin exploring colleges and careers.

In Freshman year, students are encouraged to get involved at school and in their community. We will work with students on creating an activities list so they can remember their involvement for college applications and scholarships. Students should also get to know their teachers and College Advisors beginning this year.

Sophomores are encouraged to stay focused on school and maintain their participation in extracurricular activities and service. We also encourage our sophomore students to visit at least one college, including local options. 10th graders use the results of the October PSAT and PLAN tests to focus their preparation for the SAT and ACT.

In Junior year, students and families will formally begin the application process. In addition to Seminar visits by the College Advisors, students will meet individually with their College Advisor to personalize the college-search process. A variety of college admission representatives will be visiting campus to meet our students. We hold College Nights for students and their parents.

Seniors are encouraged to meet regularly with their College Advisor, meet with college admissions representatives that visit RTHS, and to stay organized throughout the application process. Communication is key during the stressful months of application season; College Advisors remain in contact with students and parents throughout this process.

Helpful Resources

Students and families are encouraged to use Scoir to explore career options based on their identified interests, search for colleges and learn about financial aid. Scoir accounts are created for students and parents in the spring of Freshman year.

ACT
Big Future
College Board
Common Application
Coalition Application
CFNC
FAFSA
FastWeb

Transcript Requests

If you need an official or unofficial copy of your transcript for college or scholarship purposes, please contact your College Advisor. During senior year, transcripts are automatically sent to the colleges in each students’ Scoir account.

Information for College Representatives

RTHS is very interested in exposing our students to a variety of college options and welcomes college representatives to visit our campus. If you are interested in scheduling a visit, you can find us on Scoir Visits. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Overman by email or phone at 919-998-6757. Our students look forward to meeting you!

Sarah Overman
Director of College Advising
soverman@rthighschool.org

Jennifer Johnson
Associate Director of College Advising
jjohnson@rthighschool.org

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