Welcome to the Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School Counseling Website. This website is designed to help you gain access to resources such as college planning, career exploration, counseling issues, and study skills. Selecting a college is a new experience for many of our families. Sometimes the task is simple: The student knows he or she wants to live at home and go to a local college. On the other hand, others struggle to try to figure out which college they want to attend. The college center is a great place to start learning about the steps needed to be admitted to the university of your choice. You can create college and career portfolios that will allow you to track your progress and make the university application process painless and hassle free. We hope this website will help in that process. It is never too early to explore your college and career options and using this site gives you a head start.
Another valuable resource that can be accessed through this website is the testing and study skills section. The site offers links to free SAT and ACT test preparation online. The Study Skills section will help guide you to some of the techniques that will result in higher test scores and grade point averages.
We hope that you will visit the counseling center website frequently, because new changes are being made within California's University policies. One big change is the use of only using online applications for all major universities. Thank you for using our site, and we hope that you will continue to use this site as your number one source of college information.
Ánimo Pat Brown assists students and parents in making well-informed decisions about their post-high school years. The goal is to help students find the best college or university that fits their academic, professional, social and personal needs. The staff supports them in the research and application process, while also helping them learn to be their own best advocate.
APB counselors provide students with the following:
- College admissions and application workshops
- Essay writing workshops and individual essay reviews
- Financial aid workshops
- Classroom guidance lessons on college and career exploration
- 12th Grade Parent Night
- 11th Grade Parent Night
- 10th Grade Parent Night
- 9th Grade Parent Night
- Selective College Admissions presentation
- On campus SAT and ACT prep courses
- College guidance small group counseling
- Arrange meetings with visiting college