It’s been nearly two months since the 102nd Commencement Exercises for the Montverde Academy Graduating Class of 2015 was held inside the Center for Sportsmanship and Wellness (“The Nest”).  The Academy staff and faculty hope our recent graduates all continue to seek excellence in all they do, and continue “…to become a knowledgeable leaders with global vision, that instills a passion for learning, and that nurtures character development…,” and especially in their new academic communities.

Congratulations also to our MVA 2015 seniors for their many notable college/university acceptances and final decisions to many several excellent and diverse colleges and universities! In related news, Ms. Felicia Williams, MVA Director of College Guidance, is encouraging  MVA freshman, sophomores and juniors to research potential colleges and universities over the summer.

The College Board, a widely regarded college guidance resource, recommends some “first steps to finding the perfect fit” that include: 

  1. Pursue guides for researching colleges – including books, websites and lists of resources.
  2. Emphasize that the first step in researching colleges is to examine your own interests, goals and plans for the future.
  3. Visit the College Board online College Search to find colleges with the specific characteristics they’re looking for.
  4. Communicate often with students and parents through newsletters and emails.
  5. Conduct college fairs or participate in local fairs organized by other schools or organizations.
  6. Include parents in the college search process whenever possible; invite them to parents’ nights.

In a recent MVA Newsletter, Ms. Williams stated “…all of us here in the MVA College Guidance Department have worked tirelessly to ensure that our seniors have applied to a sufficient number of colleges and universities … Deciding which college to attend is not only about location, size and cost but it is also about what ‘feels’ right once you are on campus. … students should dig deep inside themselves to really examine what it is that they desire in their college experience and more importantly, I will continue to encourage them to look at several options, whether that means big or small, private or public, in state or out of state…” Ms. Williams also strongly agrees with General Chuck C. Krulak, current President of Birmingham-Southern College, and his comments at a recent Southern Association for College Admission Counseling Conference, held last spring in Birmingham, Alabama.  General Krulak said that colleges and universities should be producing students that employers desired the most and who possessed the following 5 abilities:

  1. ability to think critically
  2. ability to articulate their thoughts in writing
  3. ability to articulate their thoughts verbally
  4. ability to experience or practice exercising these skills in and outside of the classroom 

As a reminder, all students are welcomed to reach out to the MVA College Counseling Department with any questions they may have regarding scheduling college visits, registration, and future college counseling events by contacting the personnel of Ms. Felicia Williams, Director of College Guidance, or Mrs. Karla Lafferty, Assistant Director of MVA College Guidance.

Montverde Academy’s Class of 2015 were accepted for this forthcoming fall semester from the following list of college and university institutions:

  • Academy of Art University
  • Alabama A & M University
  • Allegheny College
  • American College of Greece
  • American College of London
  • Appalachian State University
  • Arizona State University
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Auburn University
  • Ball State University
  • Barry University
  • Belmont University
  • Beloit College
  • Benedict College
  • Bennett College
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Birmingham Southern College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Burlington College
  • Butler University
  • Cal State, Fresno
  • Cal State, San Marcos
  • Cal State, Los Angeles
  • Cal State, East Bay
  • Carroll University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Central State University
  • Cheyney University
  • Claflin University
  • Clarion University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Clarkson University
  • Clemson University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Coker College
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • College for Creative Studies
  • College of Charleston
  • College of Staten Island
  • Colorado State University
  • Coppin State University
  • Cornell College
  • Cornell University
  • Daytona State College
  • De Anza College
  • DeSales University
  • Dillard University
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eckerd College
  • Edward Waters College
  • Embry-Riddle University
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandise
  • Fisk University
  • Flagler College
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Florida Polytechnic University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Full Sail University
  • Gannon University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Gettysburg University
  • Grinnell College
  • Harris-Stowe State University
  • High Point University
  • Howard University
  • Huntingdon College
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Immaculata University
  • Indian River State College
  • Indiana University
  • Iowa Wesleyan College
  • Jacksonville University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Kentucky State University
  • King’s College
  • LIM College
  • Lake Sumter State College
  • Limestone College
  • Lipscomb University
  • London College of Fashion
  • Louisiana State University
  • Lynn University
  • Manhattan College
  • Marquette University
  • Wales University
  • Johnson C Smith University
  • Johnson University
  • Kentucky State University
  • King’s College
  • LIM College
  • Lake Sumter State College
  • Limestone College
  • Lipscomb University
  • London College of Fashion
  • Louisiana State University
  • Lynn University
  • Manhattan College
  • Marquette University
  • Marymount California University
  • Marymount University
  • Maryville University
  • Miami-Dade College
  • Michigan State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • MiraCosta College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • Missouri State
  • Morgan State University
  • Morris College
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • New England College
  • New Mexico State University
  • New York University
  • Nichols College
  • Norfolk State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Ohio Christian University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pace University
  • Paine College
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Paul Quinn College
  • Penn State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Philander Smith College
  • Potomac State College
  • Presbyterian College
  • Providence College
  • Purdue University
  • Queens University
  • Radford University
  • Regents University of London
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rice University
  • Roger Williams University
  • Rollins College
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Augustine’s University
  • Saint Edward’s University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Francis Xavier University
  • Saint John’s University
  • Saint Leo University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Olaf College
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Santa Fe College
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Seton Hill University
  • Shaoxin WENLI College
  • Shoreline Community College
  • Southeastern University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Southern Wesleyan University
  • Southwestern University
  • Stetson University
  • Stillman College
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • SUNY Courtland
  • SUNY Genesco
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • Syracuse University
  • Talladega College
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M Kingsville
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Citadel
  • Thiel College
  • Transylvania University
  • Troy State University
  • Tusculum College
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of  Illinois, Springfield
  • University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • UNC, Charlotte
  • UNC, Wilmington
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Arizona
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • U Illinois, Springfield
  • U Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • UNC, Charlotte
  • UNC, Wilmington
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Arizona
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Denver
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Findlay
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Jamestown
  • University of Kent
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Miami
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rio Grande
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • University of South Florida
  • University of South Florida, St. Pete
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Texas, Dallas
  • University of Texas, Pan American
  • University of Texas, San Antonio
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of West Florida
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Valencia College
  • Valparaiso University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Union University
  • Voorhees College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Warner University
  • Washington College
  • Wayne State University
  • West Texas A&M University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Whitworth University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wiley College
  • William Peace University
  • Wingate University
  • Wittenberg University
  • Worcester Polytechnic University
  • Xavier University