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The Enrollment Lottery is now completed.
áWe are continuing to accept Letters of Intent for all grades,
á and children will be added to wait lists, first come, first served.
Please visit the Enrollment Process page for more information.
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Preparing for the Futureá

A MacLaren education can prepare you for careers yet to be created, as well as a fulfilling life of self-growth and discovery. áThe first step in creating the future you dream of is focusing on the daily task of learning all you can, both in the classroom and in the greater community you live in. áTo guarantee that you arrive at the fall of your senior year, fully ready to fill in the details of your personal "futures map," follow the guide below to navigate the next 4 years of high school:

Freshman and Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year


Although you will be encouraged to document your extracurricular and volunteer activities in your ICAP account, in addition to recording the dates you were participating, the name of the organization and what you did, consider noting:
á á á á á á►The specific skills that you used or learned such as organizational skills, á á á á á á á á á á á ácomputer skills, leadership and responsibilities.
á á á á á á►If your volunteer time has involved a special memory or experience, á á á
á á á á á documentáit in as much detail as possible including the emotions and á á á á
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To view what students will actively be engaged in throughout their years at MacLaren, this brochure outlines the Postsecondary Curriculum at MacLaren.

The 7 Stages of College Choice
1) áSelf-Awareness á á Exploring needs, strengths, goals
2) áIdentification á á á á áDeveloping college knowledge and priorities
3) áResearch á á á á á á á Attending college fairs, interacting with college reps, internet research
4) áExploration á á á á á á Visiting college campuses
5) áAnticipation á á á á á áEvaluating fit/match with a variety of criteria
6) áAction á á á á á á á á á áCompleting applications
7) áAcceptance á á á á á áDecision time

áParent Resources

Food for Thought --- A recentáresearch study from Harvard graduate school explores how to reduce the stress too many high school students experience as they try to create a compelling profile for college admissions. áTo read more, click here.

Ten Parent Tips for Navigating College Admissionsá Suggestions on what you can do well before your student's Junior year!
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á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á áCheck out the resources found on the National Association for College Admission Counseling including advice on: College Preparation, College Search, Applying to College, Paying for College and Succeeding in College. áA website you might want to "bookmark!"á á
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Colorado Earnings After Graduationá áDid you know that by 2020 over 74% of the jobs in Colorado will require some level of postsecondary education? áExplore all kinds of data reports, such as "What You Study Matters" and "Median Earnings by Major" at this website. áYou can also explore Graduate Destinations, Compare Programs and Institutions, Trends Over Time, and Skills for Jobs.


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