Thales Academy - College Advising

College Advising

College Advising

Thales Academy is a college preparatory school. Throughout their fourteen years at Thales, students are prepared for the rigors and expectations of post-secondary academics. In the high school years, college preparation takes a prominent role, becoming more intensive as students advance toward graduation. Throughout high school, students work one-on-one with our college advisors to form a vision for their future and determine which path will help them best achieve it.

Our primary goal at Thales Academy is to assist every student in succeeding and fulfilling their greatest potential. The Thales Academy college advising program walks with students from the beginning stages of goal setting in the 9th grade through acceptance and enrollment into the college that best fits their individual needs.

Freshman Year:

  • Students write a paper about the college and career they are interested in pursuing. This writing piece is included in the academic requirements of the research and writing course of the Trivium sequence.
  • Thales Academy college advisors meet with the class to discuss what steps will be required to reach their goals.

Sophomore Year:

  • Students participate in a SAT/ACT preparation course. This class time is also used to allow students to meet with teachers and our college advisor for assistance in college preparation.
  • Students complete the YouScience assessment. The YouScience test is provided free of charge and measures where a student’s natural abilities and innate interests intersect in order to select and plan for a fulfilling career.

Junior Year:

  • Students participate in a SAT/ACT and college preparation flex period to formally begin the college application process.
  • Students prepare for and take the SAT/ACT.
  • Students create a resume and discuss scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
  • Students work with college advisors one-on-one to develop a personalized list of target schools.

Senior Year:

  • Students work closely with college advisors to finalize the application timeline, write and revise essays, request recommendation letters, and submit college applications.
  • Students work with college advisors if desired to gain assistance in submitting scholarships and financial aid (FAFSA) paperwork.
  • Students negotiate with schools as needed and ultimately enroll in the college or university of their choice.

Thales Academy graduated its first class in 2016. The Class of 2020 received $5.6 Million in scholarship awards, with an average scholarship total per student of $98,800. Thales Academy students have gained acceptance to the following colleges and universities:

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Alleghany College
  • American University
  • Appalachian State University
  • Auburn University
  • Averett University
  • Baylor University
  • Belmont University
  • Berry College
  • Barton College
  • Bluefield College
  • Boston University
  • Brevard College
  • Butler University
  • Campbell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Cedarville University
  • The Citadel
  • Clemson University
  • College of Charleston
  • CUNY Baruch College
  • Davidson College
  • DePaul University
  • East Carolina University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Faulkner University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Fordham University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Guilford College
  • Gwynn and Mercy University
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • High Point University
  • Hollins University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Jacksonville University
  • James Madison University
  • Le Moyne College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Liberty University
  • LIM College - New York
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Long Island University
  • Longwood University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola University - Chicago
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Meredith College
  • Methodist University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Norwich Military Academy
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Penn State Behrend
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Radford University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Roanoke College
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Salem College
  • Santa Clara University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Shenandoah University
  • St. Andrew’s College
  • St. John’s University
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Tulane University
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of New Haven
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Virginia
  • Utah Valley University
  • Valparaiso University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
  • Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Webber International University
  • Webster University at Vienna, Austria
  • Western Carolina University
  • William Peace University
  • Wingate University
  • Xavier University

Meet our College Advisors

Brooke Hulsizer

Brooke Hulsizer

College Advisor
Thales Academy Apex JH/HS
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Courtney Van Kleeck

Courtney Van Kleeck

College Advisor
Thales Academy Rolesville JH/HS
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