College Counseling

Graduation Class of 2014

Graduation Class of 2014

Maui Prep’s college counseling program encourages students to explore the opportunities for higher education that will best meet their personal and unique life goals. Under the guidance of an experienced college counselor, Maui Prep students identify personal talents and interests, and discover a range of colleges that match and engage those interests. Through this process, students gain important skills in self-reflection, critical thinking, communication and decision-making. Read our College Counseling Handbook for more details.

An individualized program of college counseling begins in the sophomore year through a trimester course called College Explorations. In the junior year, students and parents attend informational meetings in the fall regarding the importance of individual reflection and openness to exploring college options, as well as the necessary steps and procedures in the college admission process. In January, a formal College Evening event features guest speakers and discussion groups for both students and parents. During the spring, juniors meet with the college counselor in individual or small group settings to gain knowledge and tools for the college search process. One-on-one appointments with the college counselor build the foundation for a strong advisory relationship that continues through senior year. As students finalize and submit college applications, the college counselor prepares and sends supportive materials including a comprehensive school report and counselor recommendations. Our expectation is that all Maui Prep graduates enroll in selective colleges and universities across the country and around the world.

College Visit Schedule 14-15

Maui Prep’s SAT scores
Everyone always remembers their experience taking the SAT; chances are it wasn’t fun!  The three hours and forty minutes of testing is often a necessary psychological hazing in order to become a member of many top colleges and universities.  After finishing the test, teenagers often experience an anxious period of anticipation and excitement for the arrival of their score report.   Similar, Maui Prep administrators get excited for the end of the year data to be released.  The final 2011-12 SAT results are in and Maui Prep is excited to share the results. Maui Preparatory Academy students exhibited dramatic improvements over the previous two years in which data was collected.  In fact, Maui Prep’s averages improved significantly in all three of the subtests.  Students also continue to perform well above their public school peers and other HAIS schools.

SAT Sub Test

HAIS Average

Hawaii DOE Average Maui Prep Average (2010-11) Maui Prep Average (Class of 2012) Maui Prep High Scores (Class of 2012)
Critical Reading 517 456 551 503 680
Mathematics 537 473 565 517 760
Writing 512 441 554 506 680
Combined 1566 1370 1671 1527 2040

* Data from the Hawaii Assocation of Independent Schools and the College Board