College Placement

Houghton Academy has a guidance office and staff who are dedicated to assisting students in the college placement process.

College representatives visit regularly to recruit college-bound students. The guidance program incorporates all high school grade levels, but focuses especially on juniors and seniors.

A formal SAT preparation course is taught during Winterim. Computer-based SAT preparation courses are available to all students. As formal practice for the SAT, the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is offered each year to the sophomore and junior classes. A TOEFL preparation course is required for all students with low English proficiency.

College attendance is the norm for Academy graduates. Approximately 94% of each year's graduating class attend college in the fall immediately after high school.

Athletics

An advantage of our small school is that athletics are accessible to many students with different levels of athleticism. More

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