Members of Suffield’s Class of 2025 visited either Amherst College or The University of Connecticut as part of our four-year College Counseling program. The Grade 11 curriculum [College 101] is taught in regular weekly Leadership Program classes during the winter term. College 101 covers topics such as self-reflection and focusing on finding the right college match, the importance of self-advocacy throughout the college search, instruction on researching colleges and building balanced college lists, and planning campus visits.
The visits to Amherst and UConn gave juniors the opportunity to put these pieces of the curriculum to use as they toured, asked thoughtful questions, and now reflect while building their own unique college lists. Director of College Counseling & Leadership Ann Selvitelli noted "Campus visits are a vital piece of a thoughtful and successful college search. We are fortunate to have time built into our College Counseling and Leadership programs for our juniors to see a small college or large university in person. They will bring the important skills they have developed during College 101 into future college visits with their families throughout the next several months."