11-12th Grade

Tips for 11-12th Graders

Junior and senior year make up the most critical time in the application process. Colleges want to see students on an upward trajectory as they prepare to leave high school. They expect students to begin enrolling in college level courses (AP or DE) and to continue to earn high grades (As and Bs). We are here to support you with planning out a college preparatory schedule and selecting colleges that are a good match for your career interests, academic performance, personality AND family financial situation. We will walk with you through the process of filling out applications, brainstorming and editing essays, submitting scholarship and financial aid forms, and more.

Please see the links below for more information:


2022-23 SFA FAFSA Workshop: ACHS seniors and families, have you started thinking about how you’re going to pay for college? Your first step is to complete the FAFSA! Save the date for the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s FAFSA Completion Workshop on Wednesday, October 6th. All seniors should attend! Translation will be offered in Spanish, Arabic, and Amharic. Registration is required as space is limited. Students and families can register at the following link. Click here for the 2022-2023 October FAFSA Flyer.

Ready to Learn More?

Reach out to Alyssa Samuel, Director of College Advising and Scholarship Programming for grades 11-12 and ACHS Alumni.

(703) 824-6685
Alexandria City High School
Room A-115
Make an appointment with me at calendly.com/alyssa-samuel