CollegeBoard Counselor Connection

Counselor Connection

December 2017


Learn how PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™ 8/9 scores create opportunity for your students by participating in Score Week for Counselors, December 4–8.


Help students plan for 2018 by reviewing SAT® and SAT Subject Tests™ dates and deadlines and score release information.


You’ll be able to access your students’ PSAT/NMSQT scores starting December 4. Find out when students can view their scores.

Review the changes to the PSAT/NMSQT remittance process.

Learn how student scores can help build your AP® program through AP Potential™.

Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy

Check out this video about how Official SAT Practice helped students in Chicago to prepare for college.

Learn how you can support your students with our new coaching tools.


High school CLEP® testing is growing in popularity as a way to evaluate college readiness and accelerate progress toward a college degree. Help students get started with CLEP resources and study materials.

Want to learn more? Please register for one of our free CLEP webinars for educators. To sign up, use the password iCLEP17.

Financial Planning

The Department of Education has recently posted 5 Things to Do After Filing Your FAFSA Form. Share it with students and their families so they understand what steps to follow in the financial aid process.

Professional Learning

Official SAT Practice
December 12, 2017, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

Preparing Student Athletes for Academic and Career Success
December 14, 2017, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

College Planning Tips

Big Future

Roadmap to Careers

All students who take one of the tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments have access to Roadmap to Careers, a unique career exploration tool from Roadtrip Nation and the College Board that can help them find careers they’re passionate about.

Middle School

Grades 9-10

Grades 11-12

Parent Webinar Series

Parents can sign up for webinars on BigFuture to help them stay involved in the college planning process.

Connect With Us

Our online counselor community is a great place to receive timely College Board updates and to connect with colleagues from around the world.

All Access gives you the latest College Board news and articles on topics that affect you and your work.

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Sweetwater High School students bring Coding to National School District

Sweetwater High School Students bringing Coding to National School District schools

The Coding Club/Community Service partnership/program for the Sweetwater High School Computer Science and National School District students is entering its third year! The Coding Club/Community Service partnership/program was envisioned and started with Sweetwater Alum Jose Guaro, a computer science student that envisioned that his peers within the Computer Science program at Sweetwater High School fulfilling community service requirements by serving as mentors/gurus and providing elementary school students “coding clubs” instruction that was engaging and academically driven.

Supported by principal Maribel Gavin of Sweetwater High School, Dr. Cindy Vasquez of National School District, and the principals of the National School District, Sweetwater High School Computer Science students will serve as mentors/guides for NSD students grades 4 – 6 and help guide them to learn about computer science and programming.

All 10 National School District schools will have two to three Sweetwater Computer Science students hold coding clubs once a week for about 1 ½ hours. Both Computer Science teachers Sara Kazemi and Art Lopez of Sweetwater High School are providing the training and guidance for the Sweetwater High School Computer Science students.

This program is designed to engage both high and elementary school students; the high school CS students will gain a deeper understanding of Computer Science concepts, provide community service and help engage elementary school girls and boys exposure of the importance of Computer Science. This will give these children the opportunity to continue to gain an interest and continue to take computer science courses in both the middle and high schools. Everyone involved has stated what a great and positive impact has had on students, parents, teachers, administrators and communities! Computer Science is an integral part of a child’s public education, as they will have to learn to use computers and computing tools the rest of their lives.

Good Job Sweetwater High School Devils!