The College Counseling department serves OMA families through the many aspects of college and university research, visits, and applications. With the merit of the individual student and our guidance, it is not uncommon to find Oak Mountain Academy graduates in the classrooms of some of the nation’s premier colleges and universities.
The college process is an educational journey that culminates with the student’s final years at Oak Mountain Academy. We believe it is a collaborative journey among the student, family, and OMA. Yet students are encouraged to assume a sense of responsibility during the process of college applications, thus facilitating the preparation by the student for independence, decision making, and life beyond the Academy. Parent support and involvement is encouraged while simultaneously guiding the students to accept responsibility for the successful completion of the college admission process.
Knowing that choosing the “best fit” college emerges as one of the most important and exciting experiences of a student, the Office of College Counseling serves as both a resource and a service to OMA families. Guiding students through the process with regular and realistic communication is key to the success of the college counseling process. Additionally, through parent meetings, student interviews, college fairs, an annual college tour week, and a dedicated approach to assisting students throughout the college application progression, the College Counseling Office strives to make the college decision of our students an informed, inspired, and successful journey.