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College Prep/Guidance


As the Guidance Counsellor, my goal is to help prepare our students to be strong candidates for the colleges and universities of their choice. I am available to meet with all students and parents on an individual basis, and I schedule personal meetings with all sophomores, juniors, and seniors individually to check on their progress in getting ready for college admissions. I also meet with freshmen collectively at least three times a year to make sure they are aware of what they need to be doing in preparation for college. We emphasize the well-roundedness of our students with spiritual soundness, academic achievement, social interaction, and extracurricular activities.

I will monitor each student’s progress toward graduation and make sure (s)he is on track to graduate, meeting all UC entrance requirements and taking the most rigorous course of study possible. I will do my best to make sure every student feels ready to graduate from Upland Christian Academy and comfortable with the college application process.

I am more than happy to talk with parents. We hold two specific information seminars for parents and students. In October we offer a college information night, and in December we have a seminar on Financial Aid and searching for scholarships.

I keep all students advised of the SAT, SAT Subject Test, and ACT registration on our campus. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding planning for your child’s college education. I am honoured to be a part of the success of your child’s future and the many exciting opportunities that await him or her.

Mark Williams
Guidance Counselor
Upland Christian Academy