College and Career Preparation

College and Career Preparation

AHS has a College & Career Counselor to help you with all of your career exploration and post-secondary planning needs. Mrs. Giunta is available to meet with students and parents to discuss plans for after high school and help identify potential colleges, universities, and training programs to help students reach their goals.

College admissions standards vary from school to school. More selective schools have more strict guidelines for admission. It is important for students to investigate the exact admissions standards for each school they are interested in attending.

Schools often consider the following factors when evaluating a student for admission.

  • GPA
  • ACT/SAT Score
  • Class Rank
  • Extracurricular activities and honors
  • Difficulty of courses taken
  • Teacher recommendations

When enrolling in courses for high school, consider your plans for after high school and work with your counselor to ensure you are taking classes that will prepare you for your goals. AHS counselors recommend that you take the most challenging classes in which you can be successful.

For more information contact Mary Giunta, College Counselor, at 314-633-5953 or

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High School Credit Example Guidelines for College Admission

Check with each college or your College Counselor to understand specific requirements.