Academics

College & Transition

Overview

At Denver Academy, we strive to assist each student on his or her path to post-secondary success. Through individualized meetings, we can help to alleviate some of the anxiety surrounding the question of “What’s Next?” after high school graduation because college and post-secondary preparation is embedded in everything we do. From elementary school through senior year, our teachers are dedicated to post-secondary preparation. It is not only teaching academics, but it is helping our students become strong self-advocates by arming them with the necessary life skills to make the successful transition to adulthood.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Scope & Sequence

    Our College and Transition curriculum is holistic and developmental in nature. We support academic preparedness and believe that social and life skills must be thoroughly developed. Our annual post-secondary education programs begin in the 9th grade, and a highly structured curriculum is taught in the 11th and 12th grades. Each student develops an understanding of his or her own strengths and learning styles, resulting in lifelong self-advocacy skills. For a complete timeline of the College & Transition Counseling Program, please read more about our Scope & Sequence.
  • The Process

    Through close relationships with College & Transition counselors, Denver Academy students are able to successfully navigate and actively choose a pos-tsecondary path that best matches their interests, strengths and learning needs. We begin meeting with students in the spring of junior year, and will meet four times in hour-long conversations to identify the best post-secondary path for each student. These meetings involve the student, parent(s), and the College & Transition Counselor. 
  • Standardized Testing: Accommodations & Test Prep

    Accommodations
    Many students benefit from receiving accommodations on standardized tests. These accommodations can come in the form of extra time, testing over multiple days, the use of a computer for the writing portion, having someone read the questions out loud. Need help? Read our step-by-step overview of how to apply for accommodations on the ACT or SAT.

    Standardized Testing Preparation
    The College and Transition Counseling Program offers an online test prep program to help students enhance their ACT math, reading, and writing test prep skills. Students can listen to math, verbal, and writing tutorials, and each tutorial is accompanied by a quiz to test student mastery. The program is highly adaptive and keeps track of a student’s strengths and weaknesses. Students have access to a large pool of practice questions and receive instant feedback upon completion of each question. This feedback includes easy-to-understand explanations. Method Test Prep can be used independently or as a supplement to other standardized test prep. Typically, Denver Academy offers an ACT Test Prep elective course each quarter using this software. For information on how to login to your Method Test Prep account, please contact Dr. Corbin.

Information for College Admissions Representatives

Key Dates

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Contact Us

Denver Academy
4400 E. Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: 303-777-5870
Fax: 303-777-5893

ACT/CEEB Code: 060396

Meet the Team

List of 3 members.

  • Jill Corbin 

    Director of College & Transition Counseling
    Bio
  • Carey Eskesen 

    High School Teacher, and College & Transition Counselor
    Bio
  • Casie Myers 

    ACT Special Testing & Accommodations Coordinator, and Program Development Assistant
    Bio

Naviance

Naviance is a tool our high school students use to keep track of their college applications, conduct their college search, and share information with their College & Transition counselor.

Log In to Naviance 

Contact Dr. Corbin for help with accessing your account.