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Summer Assignments 2015

Cornelia Connelly School is a college-preparatory curriculum focused on the individual student and serving her through the college admissions process through guidance, support and advocacy. The college counselor is dedicated to helping students find the best college or university for each student's individual needs, strengths and goals. Beginning freshmen year Connelly students and families are encouraged to attend presentations on admissions topics such as testing, curriculum choices, and admission trends. Starting in the spring prior to their junior year, students meet with the college counselor individually to prepare them to begin their college exploration process. Resources and guidance are provided on topics such as: admission trends, financial aid, testing, college exploration, personal statement development and the application process.



2015-2016 Academic Profile




  SAT     ACT
  Critical reading Math       Writing       Composite
Connelly averages  585  580 588             24*
California averages 492** 494** 495** 20.9*
National averages   494** 499** 493** 21.7*

 *Source: ACT, female students only

**Source: College Board, female students only


AP EXAMS 2012: 114 exams taken, 91% of students scored 3 or higher.



On the Connelly campus, students have access to a College Center - in the Connelly library - with college/university catalogs, guidebooks, view books, applications and SAT/ACT information. A full-time college counselor meets with students and their parents. Ninth graders will begin their first-course registration with a 4-year graduation plan to help them think about working toward college.

Prepare for the New PSAT/ NMSQT

SAT and ACT Prep Classes

Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and improve student outcomes. Click [here] to connect to Naviance.

The College Corner is published weekly in the school's weekly e-newsletter, the Connelly at a Glance. The College Corner lists links to many college/university-related web sites to assist in searching for colleges, researching financial aid and connecting instantly with California college/university web sites. Up-to-date scholarship and contest information also is available.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Kyla Wegman at Ext. 222, or at kwegman@connellyhs.org .

Information for parents

SAT Registration Deadline for Sophomores and Juniors (Presentation given to sophomore and junior parents at the Sept. 3, 2015 meeting)

College requirements and testing information for seniors (Presentation given to senior parents at the Aug. 25, 2015 meeting.)

COLLEGE REP VISITS (all visits are held in room 2):

9/8 @ Conference – Mount Saint Mary’s University

9/9 @ Lunch – Loyola University Chicago

9/10 @ Lunch – Worcester Polytechnic Institute

9/11 @ Conference – Loyola Marymount University

9/14 @ Lunch – Miami University

9/15 @ Conference – Saint Mary’s College of California

9/21 @ Conference – Hollins University

9/24 @ Lunch – University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9/28 @ Lunch – Boston College

9/29 @ Lunch – Monmouth University



The Common Application: A non-profit, membership organization that is committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. The group serves students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing online applications that students and school officials may submit to any of the 450 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process. www.commonapp.org

CSU Mentor: A website to assist students in learning about the California State University system and preparing and planning for college, selecting appropriate CSU campuses, financing their education and helping students apply. The CSU system consists of 23 campuses. www.csumentor.edu

University of California: A "how-to" guide to apply to the University of California system (UC). www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply

California Colleges: A source for college and career planning in California.  www.californiacolleges.edu/

The National Catholic College Admission Association: A non-profit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education. http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org

College Board: The College Matchmaker http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/index.jsp
A matchmaker program provided by College Board that enables students to determine colleges best suited for them or provide more information on a school they already have in mind.

Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities: Serving 28 Jesuit colleges and Universities in the United States in fostering Jesuit Catholic identity. http://office.ajcunet.edu/jcss/jcss.asp?Index=Search


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2015-2016 Curriculum Guide

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Class of 2009 College Acceptance
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Class of 2012 College Acceptance

"Connelly has opened the world to our daughter. She lived and studied abroad in Ireland, learned about Roman history in Italy and experienced American government in action in Washington, D.C. These experiences have given her a global perspective she will carry with her the rest of her life."
Tina & Will Wippler, parents of Catherine Wippler '12

"Even though the journey can be challenging, the rewards, to me, are priceless. I have gained knowledge, self-discovery, incredible friends, love, and countless memories."
Katherine, Class of 2011

"It has always been my dream to be in a school where I can express myself and know that I have great friends to turn to when I need help, and Connelly has fulfilled that dream."
Amanda, Class of 2013

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