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Middle School

6th and 7th Grade

College counseling at Divine Savior Academy begins in 6th grade. The college counselors introduce middle school students to college considerations appropriate for their age. We believe it is important for students at this young age to understand how middle school years impact successful college planning. For this reason, we help 6th and 7th students to assess their skills and weaknesses, to identify their interests, and to understand how good habits formed now become lifelong habits of success.

Academically, students are reminded that performance during the middle school years prepares and qualifies them for success in honors and AP-level courses beginning already in the 9th grade in high school.

Parents, encourage your middle school student regularly. Look for gentle ways to connect today to tomorrow. In that way, you will help build the notion of a college degree into an eventuality instead of a distant dream.

Throughout the year, check the DSA Academy Dispatch regularly for information.

8th Grade

DSA students in 8th grade strive to build on this foundation. Learning style, time management, and other self-assessments help students connect habits to goals. Primarily, the focus of college planning during 8th grade is to identify and then match personality characteristics to work environments and occupations.

One of the tools used is MyCareerShines, Florida’s new education and career planning system. Mr. Meihak oversees classroom implementation of this program.

Parents, encourage your student often toward his or her best during this final year before beginning high school.

Middle School College Planning Resources

Success in Postsecondary Education

Learning Styles

How Do You Learn Best?

Tips for Middle School Parents

DSA Middle School College Planning Program Overview

Career Planning Checklist for Middle School