Student Life

College & Transition Counseling


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 through 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 post-secondary path that best matches their interests, strengths, and learning needs. We begin meeting with students in the spring of their 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 

    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.


The College & Transition Counseling Team uses SCOIR to support the post-secondary search and application process.
SCOIR is a solution for students, parents, counselors, and colleges focused on finding the right fit through a unified college search and planning network. Contact Ms. House for help with accessing your account. 

Information for College Admissions Representatives

We are on SCOIR! Please consult our calendar on the SCOIR site here to set up a virtual visit to the Denver Academy campus. 

Meet the Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Sara House

    Sara House 

    Director of College & Transition Counseling
  • Photo of Wendi Gorelik

    Wendi Gorelik 

    High School Junior Seminar Teacher
  • Photo of Aurora Umana-Arko

    Aurora Umana-Arko 

    Senior Seminar Teacher
  • Photo of Monet Duhamel

    Monet Duhamel 

    Assistant to 12th Grade/College & Transition Counseling
  • Photo of Casie Myers

    Casie Myers 

    ACT Special Testing & Accommodations Coordinator, Program Development Assistant, 11th Exec Assistant

Contact Us

Email Director of College & Transition Counseling Sara House.