College Counseling

 "We serve bright students with neurodiversity, with a focus on gifted and/ or dyslexic students.  Each student’s learning profile is unique, and our postsecondary planning process is customized to meet each student’s needs."

Ms. Farris James, M. Ed.
College Counselor
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College and Career Corner Website
Use this comprehensive guide in conjunction with Naviance student to begin your college planning journey.

Questions? 
Email Ms. Farris James, College Counselor
(808)423-1356

Resources

School Profile

The profile provides a snapshot of our High School. It gives colleges useful information about curriculum and methodology, academic and extra-curricular offerings, and what makes Assets School unique.

Assets School Profile Fall 2018

Naviance Student Connection

Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps  align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life. Both students and parents have access to this resource.

Naviance Student Family Login

Timelines

Is the college application process overwhelming for you?
Review this timeline and get started today! Timeline 

Additional tips for students with Learning Differences from the International Dyslexia Association:
Transitioning from High School to College

College Financial Aid

Need financial Assistance?
  • Learn more about grants, loans, work study, and scholarships  available through
    Federal Student Aid  
  • Fill out the Free application for federal student aid  FAFSA

 Complete the FAFSA anytime after October 1st.  Apply early, many types of financial aid are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. You also need a SAR (Student Aid Report) in order to apply for many scholarships, including the Hawaii Community Foundation scholarship application, due in January. The Student Aid Report is available after your FAFSA is processed.

CSS Profile-select schools
Some schools also require the  CSS Profile (a fee-based College Board financial aid tool), which requires more detailed financial information.
Colleges that require the CSS Profile

Entrance Testing

Two main tests are used for college entrance; the SAT, and the ACT. Colleges will accept either test, there is not a preference for one versus the other, and many schools are now test optional. The test you choose may depend on the type of accommodations you can get approved as well, so contact your counselor for clarification. 

  • The ACT is a content-based test that aims to measure what students know and is based on high school curriculum as defined by the Common Core.
  • The SAT is a reasoning test but also tests similar concepts.
  • Princeton Review SAT vs ACT

Need Accommodations for testing?
See detailed information in the testing section on the Assets College and Career website, and review options with Ms. James. 

Transcript Requests

You can request a transcript online using Naviance, or with the downloadable form below.  Make sure to check college deadlines and allow 10 working days to process. 

Transcript Request
Student Profile/Confidential Records Request

Questions?
Email Cindy Herndon, Registrar.