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.
More than 80% of Barstow seniors are accepted to their first or second choice school each year. That success is due to a highly effective program that incorporates academic planning, exploration, school selection and application. Counselors maintain frequent contact with each student to learn their strengths and interests. They assist with course selection, test preparation, construction of a well-balanced college list — and are readily available to answer 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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    Scott Hill 

    Director of College Counseling
    (816) 277-0313
    About me
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    Caelin Anderson 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (816) 277-0345
    About me

The Role of College Counselors

  • Focus on finding a great college "fit" for each student.
  • Construct a well-balanced college list to ensure numerous options.
  • Get to know the personality of each student.
  • Advise students on scheduling, grades, leadership and community service.
  • Familiar with hundreds of campuses, programs, deadlines and applications.
  • Coordinate visits from over 130 colleges and universities annually to meet with students.
  • Counsel or administer PSAT, PreACT, ACT, SAT and AP Exams.
  • Assist students in uncovering their passions and potential.

Class of 2021

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  • 66

    Students with 302 acceptances at 145 different institutions
  • 1329

    Class of 2021 mean SAT score
  • 60%

    of Class of 2021 who took ACT scored 28 or higher
  • 3

    National Speech and Debate All-Americans
  • 5

    Congressional Gold Award Medal recipients

Class of 2022

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  • 5

    National Merit finalists
    4 commended students
    2 National Hispanic Scholars

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