Integral to the success of our high school program is the Director of College and Career Counseling, who works with our students to craft their individual graduation plans and ensure they are on track to successfully complete their college preparatory coursework and applications for college. Our Director, Mr. Edwin Co, holds extensive experience developing successful high school college counseling programs, and has served as an academic counselor at the college level as well. He serves as a counseling resource to all of our high school students as they make decisions about where they would like to attend college, complete the college application process, and apply for financial aid.
Mr. Co also works directly with the administrative team to ensure all core academic courses are college preparatory and meet the rigor required by the University of California A-G approval process. He continues to oversee the buildout of our Advanced Placement (AP) program, to which we will add four new courses during the 2015-16 school year:
AP Courses New in 2015-16:
- English Literature & Composition
- Calculus BC
- Environmental Science
- United States Government and Politics
Continuing AP Courses:
- English Language & Composition
- Calculus AB
- United States History
- World History
All our sophomores and juniors take the PSAT, on site, in October each year, which provides baseline and then growth information for our students. Mr. Co coordinates the PSAT and assists student with registering for the SAT (offsite locations) and AP exams, which also take place on campus in the spring.
Our College Center, which Mr. Co directs, serves as our hub and point of contact for universities and our students. It is also a space where students can use technology to conduct virtual tours of schools they might be interested in attending or work on their college or financial aid applications. Throughout the year, Mr. Co coordinates college field trips and campus visits from university admissions officers. Over the past two years, Larchmont has hosted officers from schools such as Princeton, UC Santa Barbara, Sacrament State and Middlebury College.