Upper School & College Counseling

Grades 9 - 12


At Frederica Academy, guidance and counseling are organized around the belief that the ninth through twelfth grade experience is a developmental process which helps our students set and meet academic and nonacademic goals.  We also believe that our program complements the school's mission statement, "To maximize the potential of each student and prepare him/her for college and adult life through the development of mind, body and spirit."

As a college preparatory school, much of the advising at Frederica in the Upper School takes place within the context of our understanding of the requirements for college admission. A simplified calendar of activities for the four years of high school includes the following:

Freshmen and Sophomores

  • Meet with the college counselor to develop a four-year academic plan
  • Explore SCOIR
  • Attend local and regional college fairs, as well as college visits on Frederica Academy’s campus
  • Discuss course selection with the college counselor
  • Freshmen and Sophomores: Take the Pre-ACT
  • Sophomores: Take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)
  • Sophomores: Attend Sophomore Class College Night


  • Take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) and Pre-ACT
  • Take SAT and/or ACT exams
  • Explore SCOIR
  • Attend local and regional college fairs, as well as college visits on Frederica Academy’s campus
  • Attend Junior Class College Night
  • Discuss course selection with the college counselor
  • Attend an individual college conference with the college counselor


  • Attend Senior Class College Night
  • Attend local and regional college fairs, as well as college visits on Frederica Academy’s campus
  • Take SAT and/or ACT exams
  • Meet regularly with college counselor to develop an application timeline & work to complete college applications
  • Attend College Financial Aid Night

Please see the 2019-2020 College Counseling Handbook for a more detailed college counseling calendar for each grade level.

Standardized Testing

Below are some useful sites for SAT and ACT testing:

College Board: This site includes information about SAT test dates, AP exams, and the PSAT.

Khan Academy: This site provides free resources for College Board Test Prep.

ACT: This site includes general information about the ACT as well as test dates. 

College Representatives

Frederica Academy welcomes visits from college representatives throughout the school year. To schedule a visit, please contact Laura Nevins at lauranevins@fredericaacademy.org or 912-638-9981 x 186. For more information about our students or school, please view our School Profile or feel free to contact us at anytime. We look forward to working with you as we guide our students through the college application process.

Please click here for directions to our campus.

College Matriculation

Frederica Academy Class of 2019

114 College Acceptances

63 Different College and University Offers

69% Attending Out-of-State Schools

9 NCAA Student-Athletes

$3,601,500 in Scholarships Awarded (excluding the HOPE Scholarship)

The 35 students of the Class of 2019 matriculated to the following colleges and universities:
Auburn University (6)
Averett University
Babson College
Birmingham-Southern College
Clemson University
College of Coastal Georgia
Duke University
East Georgia State College
Kennesaw State University (2)
Kentucky State University
LaGrange College
Mercer University (2)
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Oglethorpe University
Stetson University
Texas Christian University
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
United States Naval Academy
University of Cincinnati (2)
University of Georgia
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of North Georgia (2)
University of Notre Dame
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University

Naviance / SCOIR

Naviance and SCOIR are web-based services designed especially for students and parents. Both programs track and analyze data about college and career plans to provide up-to-date information that is specific to Frederica Academy.  

For the 2019-2020 school year, Seniors will continue to use Naviance to explore college options, keep track of their college applications, create their activity resume, and monitor their GPA and standardized test scores. Transcripts, recommendations, and supporting documentation will be sent to college electronically through Naviance for all Seniors.  

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will begin using SCOIR in the fall of 2019.  

The SCOIR search function helps identify schools students might be interested in based on several search parameters including location, academic interests, hobbies, etc. The program’s career search and assessment tools may help broaden knowledge of various careers and educational opportunities available. Students are encouraged to utilize résumé building features, which will allow them to keep track of their work, community service, extracurricular activities, and honors and awards.

SCOIR also curates social media and testimonials of students on campus to provide a glimpse into student life. Students can curate their own “board”, filled with colleges and hashtags they are interested in following. 

The SCOIR mobile app enables students to search and manage their profile through their phone. Students and families will be able to view historical data of college admissions rates and success of previous Frederica Academy students, which helps determine the likelihood of admissions. 

SCOIR provides an interface for parents so that they may become a part of the search process. Financial calculators are available to help assess and compare the costs of colleges, and parents can even recommend schools that they think their student may be interested in. The platform also allows counselors and teachers to send recommendations, transcripts and additional documents efficiently.

Laura Nevins

Frederica Academy

Assistant Head of Upper School; Director of College Placement; Upper School Counselor


Email Laura Nevins
(912) 638-9982 ext. 186