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 Naviance
  • 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 Naviance
  • 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 2018-2019 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 Family Connection

Naviance Family Connection is a web-based service designed especially for students and parents.  Ninth through twelfth grade students and their parents will receive their own log-in information to Naviance, which will help make decisions about colleges and careers.  Naviance is linked with College Planner, a service that the College Counseling Center uses to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to Frederica Academy.

Parents and students can click here to access the program.

Through Naviance, students will be kept well informed about the college process.  They can explore their college options through the “College Search” and “College Match” tools and can keep track of their applications.  Students can view their standardized test scores and GPA, and compare their statistics to past Frederica Academy applicants who successfully applied to the same college or university.  Students may also keep track of the colleges/universities visiting Frederica Academy, through the “College Visits” feature on the site.

Freshmen and Sophomores are encouraged to explore Naviance’s career search and assessment tools, to help broaden their knowledge of the various careers and educational opportunities available.  They are also encouraged to utilize the résumé building features, which will allow them to keep track of their work, community service, extracurricular activities, and honors and awards.  Freshmen and their parents will receive their Naviance account information after their first semester of high school.

Juniors are encouraged to explore the many college search components of Naviance, as well as create their prospective college list under “Colleges I’m Thinking About.”  This is an extremely useful feature which allows students to develop a list of schools they intend on applying to.  Once students enter their senior year, they should begin moving the colleges in their prospective list to an active list, “Colleges I’m Applying To.”  This helps Frederica Academy’s College Counseling Center keep track of the colleges each student is applying to and the status of his/her applications.

Juniors and Seniors interested in exploring scholarship opportunities should regularly check the “Scholarship List” under the “Colleges” tab in Naviance, as new scholarship opportunities will be added weekly.

Through Naviance, seniors may also view the status of their teacher recommendations and the submission of all additional documents sent by Frederica Academy.

Laura Nevins

Frederica Academy

Upper School Counselor & Director of College Placement


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