College Counseling

From the onset of 9th grade until after graduation, college counselors and grade chairs help each student excel academically and set goals for the future. They work closely with families to ensure the right academic, social, and financial fit for each student's aspirations.

100 percent of FRA graduates are admitted to outstanding 4-year colleges and universities across the county and internationally. With two full-time college counselors for a senior class of about eighty, we are able to provide a personalized experience for each student. Our college counseling team supports students in crafting strong, thoughtful applications while encouraging them to take ownership of the process. Throughout the year, the college counselors host over one hundred college admissions officers on campus, exposing FRA students to a variety of schools and allowing them to make personal connections with readers of their applications.

In addition to senior programming, FRA’s college counseling program also includes seminars and workshops for students in ninth through eleventh grades, ensuring that students understand the college application process early in high school and helping them to position themselves for success.

Class of 2017 By The Numbers

  • 257 college acceptances to 120 different colleges by 65 seniors
  • 100% acceptance to four-year schools
  • $3+ million in scholarships and grants
  • Five Advanced Placement scholars
  • 15 members of National Honor Society
  • 8 inducted into the Cum Laude Society

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Betsey Bachert

Betsey Bachert
Director of College Counseling and Community Engagement

Jackie Cascarano

Jackie Cascarano
Assistant Director of College Counseling