SAIL: Adult Volunteer Opportunity with the Class of 2018
SAIL (Seniors Achieving in Life) is a rewarding and effective program pairing adults with seniors needing assistance navigating the college application and scholarship search process. Volunteers meet with their assigned student(s) at the school once a week for about one hour during the student's lunch period, elective class, or free block. Meetings begin in late January and run through the end of March. Volunteer training by the Counseling Center staff is at 9am Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Contact Roxie Garber in the Counseling Center to sign up as a SAIL volunteer, or to ask questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 470-254-1997).
PSAT Scores Online Beginning Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Students who took the PSAT on campus in October may view their results online beginning December 13, 2017. The Counseling Center prepared a flyer with information about setting up an account to view scores, how to interpret the scores, and how to create practice plans for future testing. View or download the PSAT Flyer
SAT Prep Classes Offered On-Campus
Fulton County Schools, in partnership with The Princeton Review, is offering prep classes on campus throughout the school year to prepare for the SAT and ACT. Each session is $125. The discounted price includes 18 hours of in-class instruction, three full-length proctored practice tests, and 11 additional practice tests. Register online using promo code FCSATL, or call The Princeton Review (1-800-273-8439, x 1070)
To look for Princeton Review SAT or ACT prep classes at other Metro Atlanta locations, visit PrincetonReview.com/FultonCounty
Off Campus College Visits
Students may have as many as three (3) college visits per year count as excused absences by taking the following steps:
- PRIOR to the visit, pick up a college visit form from the Counseling Center
- PRIOR to the visit, have all seven (7) teachers sign the form
- PRIOR to the visit, obtain the student's counselor's signature
- PRIOR to the visit, obtain the student's parent's signature
- DURING the visit, have a college admissions officer sign the form
- FOLLOWING the visit, turn the completed form into the Riverwood Attendance Clerk
SAT Preparation AssistanceThe College Board, in partnership with Khan Academy, gives students an opportunity to create an account and take full length SAT practice tests in the new format and watch an instructor work through practice questions. In addition, when a student creates a Khan Academy account and links it to their College Board account, they are able to receive tailored instruction and practice.
College Board recommends the following FREE preparation methods:
College Financial Aid Program March 2015 PowerPoint
The Counseling Center, along with The Princeton Review, offered information about Financial Aid options for college. View the March 2015 PowerPoint
Colleges & University Acceptances
The Counseling Center compiles the lists based on information provided by students. Please contact the Counseling Center to report additional acceptances or wait-list clearances.
Class of 2017 College Acceptances list as of 5/15/17
Class of 2016 College Acceptances, as reported by May 6, 2016
Class of 2015 College Acceptances, as reported by April 24, 2015
2014 College Acceptances, as reported by May
Class of 2013 College Acceptances, as reported by May 1, 2013
Which colleges and universities have accepted Riverwood's IB students since the Diploma Program began in 2002?
View the compiled acceptances list from all Riverwood IB students between the Class of 2002 and the Class of 2013
Parchment Transcript Requests
Parchment, an online program, requires students to create an account to request, send, and pay (if necessary) for high school transcripts. When creating the account, students must use their name exactly as it appears in the school's information system (E-school). Parchment will send transcripts to any college or university, or to any organization. Most transcripts are sent without charge; if the transcript cannot be sent electronically, students may incur a mailing fee. The account will remain active even after students graduate from high school.
What is Parchment? Flyer
National Public Radio (NPR) Series on Paying for College
Airing in March and April 2014, NPR has more than ten shows addressing the financial challenges of paying for college.
View the NPR show index
Naviance Expands to All Grades
Family Connection, brought to campus through funding by the Foundation
several years ago, initially served only members of the Junior and
Senior class. Thanks to the PTSA, the web-based
program designed to help students and parents make decisions about
colleges and careers expanded in 2014 to cover the Sophomore and
Freshmen classes. The Counseling Center distributes student passwords. Please direct any questions to the Counseling Center.