VVS announces college preparatory residency for June 2017

Verde Valley School Announces College Launch AZ for Summer 2017

With generous support from the Arizona Community Foundation, Sedona-based Verde Valley School will host its inaugural College Launch AZ June 19-25, 2017. College Launch is a tuition-free, week long residential College Application Workshop for twenty high-achieving 10th and 11th grade students from historically underrepresented communities in the Verde Valley and throughout Arizona.   Continue Reading…

College Parent Info Session

VVS College Counselors Meg Haesloop and Lillian Hoodes invite you to join them on Tuesday May 10th at 6:30 pm in Classroom 5 on the VVS classroom for a parent information session.

While this workshop is primarily designed for families of juniors, we recognize the value of planning ahead and would like to reach out to families of sophomores as well. Meg and Lillian will address the following topics and will reserve time for individual questions as well:

College Application Process Overview & Timeline
Building an Appropriate College List
College Visits
Applying for Financial Aid
Summer “To Do” List for Students and Families

Tracey Leebrook of Revolution Prep, a national test-prep and online tutoring company who can answer questions about preparing for the SAT and ACT, will also join us.

College Acceptance Update

With the first round of college applications behind them, the Class of 2016 has some pretty impressive early action and early decision acceptances. Thus far, members of the senior class have been accepted to:

Dartmouth College
Hampshire College
Indiana University at Bloomington School of Business
Embry Riddle
Elon University
University of Portland (3)
Ohio State University
Lewis & Clark College
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
University of Utah
Washington State University
Ripon College
Augustana College
Univ of Ottowa
Evergreen State College

Gustavus Adolphus College
Goucher College
Northern Arizona University
Humboldt State University
St. Edwards University (3)

The class has also been awarded approximately $250,000 in scholarship as a whole.


College Reps Visit VVS

College Counselors Meg Haesloop and Lillian Hoodes are happy to announce the schedule of college representatives visiting VVS this fall and winter.  Year to year, VVS hosts 30-40 reps from schools all over the country. Having these school representatives on campus not only gives our students the opportunity to meet with them and learn more about the schools they represent, but also allows the schools to have a better understanding of what we do here at VVS – a win/win for our students and the colleges.


Visits this year being on September 11 with a visit from Providence College in Rhode Island and Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.  At this point Meg and Lillian have confirmed visits from about 20 college representatives, and more are confirming every week.  Please check the web calendar (www.vvsaz.org/events) often for the most up to date list of visits. The current list of visits can be found here.


What’s Happening at VVS

We get up to a lot in a day and you can keep in touch with us through a number of virtual channels. The VVS website is a great place to go for newsphotoscalendared eventsgiving opportunities and answers to many of your questions. Expect an electronic update like this one on the 15th and the 30th of each month. You can find an archive of these newsletters on the website also. Anytime you see an underlined word on this page you can click on it to link you to the information referred to.

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