High School and College & Career Counseling

At SkyView Academy we offer a holistic approach to counseling. Students have the same counselor throughout their entire high school experience which allows us to develop deep, meaningful relationships with students and to know them both academically and socially. We believe this benefits students as it consistently leads to increased attention, care, and success while supporting our vision and mission.

High School Counselors

Tom LenderinkAngela Kamman
Social/Emotional & Academic (Students Last Name A-Z)College & Career Counselor
Email: tlenderink@svak12.orgEmail: akamman@svak12.org
Office: 303-471-8439 x276Office: 303-471-8439 x249

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What You Can Expect From Us

  • Focus on academics, social-emotional issues, and career/college readiness
  • Manage student class schedules and community service
  • Promote a safe and inclusive learning environment
  • Provide individual and small group counseling
  • Facilitate class workshops and college meetings
  • Collaborate and communicate with parents, teachers, staff, and students

We are Here to Improve the Lives of our Students

The national average of student to counselor ratio is approximately 470-1. The recommended average by the American School Counselor Association is 250-1. We offer a 250-1 ratio so if a student needs support we are here for them. SVA also has a College & Career Counselor who is here to help with all of your questions when it comes to the College application process, looking for scholarships and applying for Financial Aid. 

College Counseling

As a college preparatory school, we are committed to helping students and parents/guardians with college planning. Our curriculum is designed to meet college admissions requirements so our students can pursue the college of their choice that best fits their goals and prepare for life beyond high school. 

REMIND Messages

Our text messaging system for ALL SkyView HS students, parents, and educators. Sign up by Graduation Year below to receive important reminder updates on: College, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Career-Related Events, and More!

NOTE: Parents, if you have students in different classes please select one class below to register in the REMIND App. To connect to the second class please contact Mrs. Kamman for the Class Code. This code can be added within your app on your phone.

Students

We begin our work with students in their freshman and sophomore year with career exploration. Juniors are provided focused workshops on topics such as college searches, creating an initial interest list, letter of recommendation and college essay writing. We also connect students to SAT prep courses during the spring of junior year. Senior year workshops include narrowing the college list, how/when to apply to colleges, supplemental essay writing, Common Application and scholarship search. Counselors meet with each student to discuss college readiness and we encourage students to stop by anytime to speak with their counselor. Asking questions is a great thing!

Workshop sessions are supplemented with college visits. Individual colleges are scheduled to speak to interested students in a small group setting. In addition, our counselors organize a College Fair each fall, inviting colleges from across the country that our students have expressed interest in applying to. Finally, we offer day trips to nearby colleges where students have an opportunity to take a tour, meet admission representatives, observe, campus/college life, and learn more about what each college offers.

Parents/Guardians

Parent/guardian workshops offer support throughout the year. Workshop topics include an introduction to the college process, financial aid, Naviance access (a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps align student strengths and interests to post secondary goals), and college search. We encourage parents to email, call or schedule in-person appointments to discuss their child’s progress or answer general questions.

Academic & College Resources

As a college preparatory school, we are committed to helping students and parents/guardians with college planning. Our curriculum is designed to meet college admissions requirements so our students can pursue the college of their choice that best fits their goals and prepare for life beyond high school.

ACT vs SAT
Retaking the ACT or SAT
Best Colleges SAT Prep (free)
Kaplan Test Prep (free)
Khan Academy SAT Prep (free)
SAT Test Prep – ZAPS Doorway to College
SAT Test Prep – Elite Academics
AP (Advanced Placement)
AP Credit Policy Search
BigFuture – College Board
College Opportunity Fund (COF)
Colleges Requiring/Recommending SAT with Essay
College Tour Questions to Ask
Common Application Schools
GAP Year Solutions
Matching Common App & Naviance Accounts
Removing Colleges From Your List in Common App
Community Service Log
Financial Aid for College – FAFSA
Career Interest Inventory
Cyber Security Degree Programs in CO
Play Sports in College
Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)
Yearly Planning Guide

Scholarship Information

American College Foundation – Visionary Scholarship
Boettcher Foundation Scholarship
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Daniels Fund
Going Merry Scholarship & Financial Aid Platform
Honors Grad U Scholarship
Lands’ End Starboard Scholarship
The Mega List of Scholarships You Should Apply For
Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarship Searches
White Rose Scholarship Foundation

Student Workshops

FAFSA Workshop: September 24, 2020
Financial Aid 101: Tips on Getting Money for College Slide Presentation
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Sophomore Workshop: November 10, 2020
Turning Your Personality Into a Profession Slide Presentation
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Junior Workshop: August 25, 2020
Junior College Timeline: Get Ready! Slide Presentation
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Junior Workshop: September 17, 2020 (No Video Available, took place on campus)
College Search Slide Presentation

Senior Workshop: August 18, 2020
Senior College Timeline: Get Going! Slide Presentation

Senior Workshop: September 11, 2020 (No Video Available, took place on campus)
College List & Scholarship Information