College Corner

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Welcome to our College Corner

Mrs. Sloustcher and Mrs. Kunkel are thrilled to be working with the students and families of New West Charter School. We are dedicated to making the college preparation and application process enjoyable and accessible for all students. Through thoughtful planning, regular meetings and workshops, and individualized guidance, we work to create a successful path to college for all New West students.

We look forward to working with your family and helping our students on the path to reach their goals.

 


Mrs. Sloustcher

Mrs. Sloustcher can be reached via email HERE or by telephone (310) 943-5444 ext. 111.

 


Mrs. Kunkel

Mrs. Kunkel can be reached by email HERE or by telephone (310) 943-5444 ext. 111.

 


Mrs. Favaro

Mrs. Favaro can be reached by email HERE or by telephone (310) 943-5444 ext. 111.

 


Scheduling Meetings with our College Corner Counselors

Mrs. Sloustcher, Mrs. Favaro, and Mrs. Kunkel are available to meet with high students and their families throughout the school year. To schedule an appointment, please use the links below.

Office hours are available Monday through Friday. Time and zoom link information are available through the College Counselor's Google Classroom page.

quote-icon-100pxHelping students find colleges that get them excited and then giving them the tools to get there is the driving motivation in all the work I do.
— Mrs. Sloustcher


More About Mrs. Sloustcher

Mrs. Kathryn Sloustcher attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning a BA in Communications. She has worked as a professional college admissions advisor for over eight years. She has worked as New West Charter’s Head College Counselor for five years. As a counselor, Mrs. Sloustcher enjoys mentoring, motivating, and focusing her students.

Mrs. Sloustcher has always been passionate about working with young people. In an effort to help others discover their own college path, she completed the UCLA College Counseling Certification Program, receiving a Certificate with Distinction. She is an active member of Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) and Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA).

Mrs. Sloustcher is available to meet with seniors to guide them through the exciting college application process. She advises students on building a college list, filling out college applications, writing admissions essays, finding letters of recommendation, and applying for financial aid and scholarships. During the second semester, she transitions to working with junior students. Mrs. Sloustcher is excited for another successful year!

 


quote-icon-100pxEvery student can find a college or other post-high school education that is the right fit for them, academically, socially and financially. The college search and application process, believe it or not, can be fun!
— Mrs. Kunkel


More About Mrs. Kunkel

Mrs. Helene Kunkel attended Georgetown University, earning a B.S.F.S. International Politics and has been a Los Angeles resident since 1977. After a career in insurance defense, she made the switch to college advising when her own children started high school and completed the UCLA College Counseling Certificate program. She worked as a college advisor at Palisades Charter High School for eighteen years, the last seven as lead advisor and participated in the college application process of over 12,000 high school seniors.

Mrs. Kunkel participates in extensive professional development, attending multiple conferences annually (National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Western Association of College Admissions Counselors, Regional Admissions Counselors of California, UC, CSU, College Board, ACT), and has traveled extensively to visit college campuses throughout the United States (30 states and over 200 campuses).

She is available to meet with juniors to start the college search process and encourages parents to participate in the meetings. Getting organized and starting the process now reduces the stress factor and allows students to make thoughtful and rational choices. Mrs. Kunkel looks forward to working with New West families as their children embark on the path to college.

 


quote-icon-100pxI'm dedicated to making the college admission process enjoyable and accessible for all students. I look forward to working with your family and helping our students on the journey to reach their college and career goals.
— Mrs. Favaro


More About Mrs. Favaro

Mrs. Laurie Favaro has been a college counselor for more than fifteen years, assisting students in all aspects of the college planning and admission process.

She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career/Life Planning and a Certificate in College Admissions and Career Planning from U.C. Berkeley.

Professional memberships include the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Western Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Higher Education Consultants Association.

 


 

Support For Juniors

Fall Semester

  • Review courses and grades and discuss educational and career goals.
  • Overview the college admissions process and discuss what colleges are seeking in their applicants, whether a student is planning to attend a 4-year college after graduation or as a community college transfer.
  • Discuss SAT/ACT, test dates, and test prep.
  • Review and advise on high school course selection and extracurricular activities, including community service, summer, and employment.
  • Advise on college visits/touring. Discuss strategies for athletes, visual and performing artists, and students with learning differences.

Spring Semester

  • Explore the factors that will make the student happy and successful in college.
  • Discuss strategies for effectively researching and touring colleges. Review and make recommendations for student’s college list.
  • Review career exploration tools.

 

Support For Sophomores and Freshmen

  • Review courses and grades and discuss educational and career goals.
  • Overview the college admissions process and discuss what colleges are seeking in their applicants, whether a student is planning to attend a 4-year college after graduation or as a community college transfer.
  • Review and advise on high school course selection and extracurricular activities, including community service, summer, and employment.
  • Advise on college visits/touring. Discuss strategies for athletes, visual and performing artists, and students with learning differences.

 

Support For Seniors (It’s Only A Year Away!)

  • Review and make recommendations for student’s college list.
  • Discuss fall SAT/ACT testing options, if needed.
  • Discuss college application process.
  • Review process for requesting counselor and teacher letters of recommendation.
  • Help brainstorm and critique college essays.

College Representative Visits

If you are a College Admissions Representative, and you are interested in visiting New West Charter, please contact Mrs. Sloustcher or Mrs. Kunkel. New West Charter is thrilled to host college admissions representatives throughout the school year. Please let us know if you are coming to the Los Angeles Area!

 


2020-21 College Admissions Reps Coming VIRTUALLY to New West!

Meet with the representatives from different colleges and universities from across the country. Reps will teach you about their college, answer questions, and help you understand the admissions and application process. Rep visits are open to any New West high school student.

These visits are announced in the morning student announcements.

 


Transcripts

New West Charter uses Parchment for sending official transcripts. Please contact Ms. Sloustcher if you need help setting up your Parchment account.

New West Alumni – please use Parchment if you need a copy of your New West transcript.

 


Naviance

Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.

Seniors – An essential part of the college application process is completing your Senior Questionnaire and College List in Naviance. In order to request letters of recommendation, it is required that you complete this documents.

 


NWC CEEB code

New West’s College Entrance Examination Board code, or CEEB code, is 054663.

 


Parent Workshops

Parent Workshops will be held VIRTUALLY this year. Information coming soon!

NOVEMBER 2020

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DECEMBER 2020

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FEBRUARY 2021

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MARCH 2021

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Approved Online Courses

New West Charter allows students to take online courses for credit in the following areas: Health and Credit Recovery (D or F). The following is a list of approved institutions for online courses. Before signing up for an online course, we suggest that you double-check that the class is UC approved. To search for UC approved schools and courses, please click here and search for the school and the class.