The College Counseling Program at Boca Prep educates students in the process of decision-making with a goal of helping students find colleges where they will be challenged, where they will be satisfied and where they will prosper. Boca Prep’s College Counseling office helps students identify university settings that are the “right fit” for them, based upon criteria such as: academic challenge, career goals, general interests, athletics and geographic considerations. The college counselor works one-on-one with students to prepare for college admissions, a process that includes: ongoing personal college counseling, information sessions, college fairs, college visits, assistance with materials that add depth and distinction to each application, and most importantly, by encouraging students to follow their passions.
Guiding students to success involves a team effort between the college counselor, teachers and administration. Each student is encouraged to reach his or her full potential by developing critical thinking skills and innovative problem-solving, clear and effective written and oral communication skills, by attaining the maximum possible GPA and through challenging coursework.
College and university representatives visit Boca Prep throughout the year to meet with students individually or in small groups. The college counseling office also assists with the PSAT, as well as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), SAT Subject Area Tests, American College Test (ACT) and, for international students, preparing for the TOEFL. Parents and guardians are encouraged to schedule appointments or call with any questions.
There are over 5,600 universities in the United States; our goal is to help each student find the ideal one for them.
Our College Counselor organizes trips to local colleges for the students to get a feel of life at a University.
Arizona State University ∙American University ∙ Art Institute International ∙ Binghamton University ∙ Boston University ∙ Business School of Geneva (Switzerland) ∙ Catholics University ∙ Carnegie-Mellon University ∙ Champlain College ∙ Columbia University ∙ Cornell University ∙ Creighton University∙ Duke University ∙Drexel University ∙ Embry Riddle Aeronautical University ∙ Elmhurst College ∙Emory University ∙ Flagler College∙ Florida Atlantic University ∙ Florida Gulf Coast University ∙ Florida Institute of Technology ∙ Florida State University∙ Fordham University∙ George Mason University∙ Georgia Institute of Technology∙ Haverford College∙ Hofstra University∙ Ithaca College ∙ Loyola University∙ Lynn University∙ Marist College ∙ Mercy College ∙ Milan University Architectural School (Italy) ∙ New England College∙ New York University ∙ Northwestern University ∙ Notre Dame University ∙ Nova Southeastern University ∙ Ohio State University ∙ Ohio University ∙ Pace University∙ Penn State University ∙ Purdue University∙ Rhodes College∙ Rollins College ∙ Rowan University ∙ Savannah College of Art and Design∙ Southern Methodist University ∙ Stanford University ∙ St. John’s University∙ Stetson University ∙ Suffolk University∙ Syracuse University ∙ Technical Institute of Denmark (Denmark) ∙ Temple University ∙ University of Alabama at Birmingham∙ University of California – Davis ∙ University of California – Irvine ∙ University of California – Santa Barbara∙ University of California – San Diego University of California – Santa Cruz∙ University of Central Florida∙ University of Cincinnati ∙ University of Colorado- Boulder ∙ University of Colorado- Denver ∙ University of Florida ∙ University of Georgia ∙ University of Illinois ∙ University of Indianapolis ∙ University of Kentucky ∙ Macalester College ∙ University of Massachusetts ∙ University of Miami ∙ University of Michigan ∙ University of New Haven ∙ University of North Carolina ∙ University of North Florida∙ University of Pennsylvania∙ University of Rio Grande∙ University of Sheffield ∙ University of South Florida∙ University of Southern California ∙ University of Tampa∙ University of Texas ∙ University of Tulsa ∙ University of Virginia ∙ University of York ∙ Valparaiso University ∙ Vanderbilt University ∙ Virginia Weslyan College ∙ Wagner College ∙ Wake Forest University ∙ Warren Wilson College ∙ Yale University
Diploma Program Subjects offered at Boca Prep International School:
Group 1 Language A1 The International Baccalaureate Organization has a policy of encouraging students to maintain links with their own cultures and provides opportunities for students to study their mother tongue language, even when that language is not offered by the school.
English A1 HL and SL and Spanish A1 SL.
Group 2 Second Language Language B All DP students must take a second language. Spanish B or Ab initio or French B or Ab initio.
Group 3 Individuals and Societies All DP students are required to complete a Humanities course. History HL and SL and Psychology HL and SL are offered by Boca Prep.
Group 4 Experimental Sciences All DP students are required to complete a Science course. Chemister HL and SL, as well as Biology HL and SL are offered.
Group 5 Mathematics All DP students are required to complete a mathematics course.
Mathematics SL and Maths Studies SL are offered.
Group 6 The Arts This group includes the Visual Arts, with an emphasis on practical production by the students. Alternative options may be discussed with the DP coordinator.
Core: Three additional academic specializations (known as the Core of the IB Circle) are also part of the program:
Theory of Knowledge, is a critical thinking course study which trains students to think about knowledge at the deepest of levels. TOK is an interdisciplinary requirement intended to stimulate critical reflection on the knowledge and experiences gained both inside and outside of the classroom. TOK is considered a key element in encouraging students to appreciate other cultural perspectives. This course is unique to the DP and lasts for about 100 hours over the two years of the programme.
The Extended Essay engages students in independent research on a topic of their choosing, providing them with the opportunity to explore and investigate a topic of special interest. It is this requirement of the programme that provides DP students with the early experiences needed for the kind of independent research and writing skills required by universities. The essay is an extended assignment started in Year 1 and completed in Year 2. Students should spend about 40 hours completing this aspect of the rogramme.
Creativity, Action, Service known by its acronym CAS, Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) balances academics with hands-on learning outside of class .One of the goals of the DP is to educate the whole person and to foster responsible, compassionate citizens. The CAS component encourages students to share their energy and talents with others. Students are expected to put at least 150 hours into their CAS component over the two years of the programme.
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