THE HELIOS SERVICE

Helios works with each student to create a personalized plan based on individual interests, goals, and needs. Because each student is different, so is every plan that Helios creates. Each college counseling plan is based on understanding your interests, priorities, strengths, needs, and values. By building meaningful relationships, Helios helps students grow so that they are more likely to reach their potential and end up happy with their college choices.

Personalized Comprehensive College Counseling

Helios provides comprehensive college counseling that is aligned with the way colleges practice holistic admissions. Because colleges are evaluating students' academics, extracurricular activities, and characters, successful college counseling must also include all aspects of students' lives. Helios strongly believes that breaking the college counseling process into separate pieces does not yield the kind of success people truly want.

HELIOS WILL HELP YOU...

  • Understand what colleges are looking for in successful applicants

  • Plan a timeline for the admissions process

  • Choose academic courses that will help you reach your goals

  • Identify meaningful extracurricular, community service, and summer activities 

  • Create extracurricular and community service opportunities for you to show leadership and initiative 

  • Develop a standardized testing plan

  • Schedule college visits

  • Build a list of 10 schools at which you can be happy and successful

  • Fill out applications properly

  • Brainstorm, outline, develop, and edit essays 

  • Review applications before submission

  • Prepare for interviews

  • Understand how to get strong letters of recommendation

  • Communicate demonstrated interest to make you stand out to admissions officers

  • Employ deferral and/or waitlist strategies 

  • Identify and apply for scholarships
     

High School Coaching

Coaching is ideal for those who desire support and attention above and beyond the comprehensive college counseling package. Coaching can be added to comprehensive college counseling. It is not a stand-alone service.

BASIC COACHING PLAN

  • High school guidance including academic course selection of appropriately challenging courses

  • Weekly academic monitoring

  • Creation of time management plan

  • Motivation and development of confidence to meet goals

  • Two in-person or Skype meetings per month with counselor to keep student on track to meet goals

  • Unlimited phone, text, and e-mail correspondence

  • Review of essays for English and History/Social Studies courses (based on mutually agreed upon schedule and deadlines)

  • Identification of individual interests and strengths

  • Identification of extracurricular and community service opportunities aligned with individual interests/strengths

  • Assistance with the creation of extracurricular and community service initiatives 

  • Scholarship and summer program suggestions, application review and support

  • Standardized test planning

  • Identification of ACT/SAT tutors and/or test prep company

MINI COACHING PLAN

  • High school guidance including academic course selection of appropriately challenging courses

  • Creation of time management plan

  • Motivation and development of confidence to meet goals

  • One in-person or Skype meeting per month with counselor to keep student on track to meet goals

  • Unlimited phone, text, and e-mail correspondence

  • Identification of individual interests and strengths

  • Identification of extracurricular and community service opportunities aligned with individual interests/strengths

  • Assistance with the creation of extracurricular and community service initiatives 

  • Scholarship and summer program suggestions, application review and support

  • Standardized test planning

  • Identification of ACT/SAT tutors and/or test prep company

Contact Julie for a complimentary consultation to see if working with Helios is right for you.

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