With the ever changing and increasingly competitive world of college admissions, Brentwood Academy recognizes the importance of equipping students with the knowledge and tools they need to be successful both in high school and beyond.
Our College Counseling program begins with educational workshops in the 8th grade and continues through the senior year with increasingly more involved and individualized programming. Students are encouraged to engage in self-reflection, find their passions, develop their minds, and take charge of their futures in an environment that provides both challenge and support. The College Office cultivates this process by offering individual and group meetings, visits with college representatives, an annual college tour, SAT and ACT advice, and assistance with applications, interviews, and scholarships.
BA’s College Counseling Staff values getting to know students, serving as a resource to parents, making personal connections with college representatives across the country, and ultimately assisting students in selecting a college that will allow them to reach their spiritual, educational and career goals.
Dave Wottle, best known for his dramatic gold medal finish in the 1972 Munich Olympics 800-yard run, serves as Dean of Admission/Financial Aid Emeritus at Rhodes College in Memphis. He has a 28-year career at Rhodes and now also serves as a special assistant to the president.
On October 4, 2011 Mr. Wottle shared his insights as a professional, and as a parent, with families at Brentwood Academy who are looking ahead to the college admission process. Hear his address in its entirety here.