College Counseling

Finding the Right Fit

The college search and application process is an integral part of the Barstow experience. Our personalized program — built on relationships with students, parents and college representatives — yields impressive results. During the last three years, more than 80% of Barstow seniors were accepted to their first or second choice school.
College Counseling at Barstow incorporates exploration, selection, application and transition to college life. During a four-year planning timeline, the counselors maintain frequent contact with each student to learn their strengths and interests. They assist students with course selection, test preparation, construction of a well-balanced college list, mock interviews and resume preparation — and are always available to answer students' and parents' questions.

Scott Hill, Director of College Counseling

“At other schools, you start meeting with college counselors during junior year. That’s not how we do it here. We provide guidance and answer questions every step of the way.”

College Counselors

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  • Photo of Scott Hill

    Scott Hill 

    Director College Counseling
    (816) 277-0313
  • Photo of Caelin Anderson

    Caelin Anderson 

    Associate Director College Counseling
    (816) 277-0345


Fast Facts

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  • 302

    Class of 2021 acceptances to 145 different institutions
  • 37

    Congressional Gold Award Medal Recipients Since 2015
  • 1329

    Class of 2021 mean SAT score
  • 60%

    of Class of 2021 who took ACT scored 28 or higher
  • 2

    Full time college counselors
  • 39

    Years combined admission experience in College Counseling department

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  • 2021-2022 College Visits

    Due to concerns about COVID-19, some campus tours continue to be suspended. Many schools offer exceptional virtual tours for students engaged in the college selection process. Click the link below to students to explore more than 600 colleges and universities.

    Virtual Campus Tours

More Resources

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  • College Search Resources

    Barstow’s highly successful approach relies on an individualized college search focused on the right academic, social and financial fit. Families have access to tools and resources that help students explore, visit and apply to the schools of their choice.
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Grace Harkins, Class of 2017

“Mr. Hill got to know me and my strengths and interests. He developed a list of schools just for me. Going [to St. Lawrence University] is the best decision so far of my life.”