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College Advising at Veritas Academy

In alignment with our school's mission, the Academic and College Advising program seeks to support Veritas families and their students as they prepare for higher education. The college advisors commit to give each student individual guidance throughout the college preparation process and to support alumni in their pursuits beyond Veritas.

Just as each student is unique, our goal is to provide support that is individualized for each student's specific priorities and goals. We advocate for a college application process that is thoughtful, exploratory, and reflective (and dare we say enjoyable?).  We walk students and families through a four-year curriculum, and meet individually with each family multiple times throughout their four years in the School of Rhetoric. Additionally, we seek to educate parents and students with unbiased, objective information in order that they would feel well-equipped and confident in their post-secondary plans.

Advising Mission:
Students will continue their education for the glory of God in a context that best fits their unique talents, priorities, interests, and goals.

  • National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Texas Association of College Admission Counseling (TACAC)
  • University-Model Schools International (UMSI)

Academic & College Advising Program
"Discover Your Future" Student Development Curriculum

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Career Exploration
College Exploration
College Application Season


Our advising program is individualized and comprehensive. We begin in 9th grade by providing students tools to explore their unique interests and strengths. In 10th grade, students are invited to come on a college visit trip, and explore career interests through assessments and surveys. The 11th and 12th grades focus on college exploration and  the application process. We focus on providing clear, accurate, and timely information and meeting the needs of each student and family. Programming at Veritas includes all of the following:

  • College Visits @ Veritas
  • Weekly memos containing upcoming events and news
  • SCOIR, a web-based college advising tool
  • SAT/ACT Planning
  • Individual Advising (starting in 9th grade)
  • College Visit Road Trip (10th Grade)
  • Parent/Student workshops and presentations
    • Grade-Level College Planning
    • NCAA/NAIA Athletics
    • Financial Aid
    • Highly-Selective College Admissions
    • SAT/ACT/AP Testing Information
    • Transitioning Students with Special Needs
    • Essay Camp and Application Camp (for rising 12th grade students)
Contact Us:
Stevi Schuknecht
Director of Academic & College Advising
Janette Cantwell
Academic & College Advisor
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College Reps - Schedule a Visit

College representatives, our college visits have moved to SCOIR. If you prefer, you are welcome to contact Stevi Schuknecht directly to schedule your visit with Veritas Academy. This fall, we'll be scheduling both in-person and virtual visits.  If you have any trouble or need a custom appointment time, please reach out directly.