As we meet with high school students, we feel their sadness, frustration and sometimes anxiety. The isolation and uncertainty of the pandemic is now compounded by police brutality and chaos in communities across America. Because writing can be cathartic for many, we at Avalon encourage any student to submit a one page “opinion piece” to be posted on our blog and/or featured in our newsletter.

Read on for our June 2020 newsletter.


While this is not the end of the school year any of us expected, our students have accomplished far more than ever before! In a matter of days, students transitioned from in class to online, campus visits to virtual admit events and celebrated with zoom proms and graduations. Our world has changed and our students have become more flexible, adaptable and resilient because of it. Congratulations seniors on a job well done! Enjoy your last days of high school and good luck with finals. Get an early look at our list of acceptances for the Avalon Class of 2020.

See our May 2020 newsletter.

Over the last month, we at Avalon have been diligently gathering information to share with our community and families who have entrusted us to guide them through their college preparation and application process. As disruptive and frightening as this pandemic has been, it is imperative – now, more than ever – that we do not allow fear and uncertainty to prevent our students from learning skills and preparing for college in a manner that will be crucial to their future success.

As guidelines and timelines continue to change, we hope the information below will provide up-to-date information to help you navigate over the next few months as seniors decide their college of choice and juniors pull together the final key components to their college applications. Pay close attention to the resources offered below and always feel free to contact us with your questions.

Read the full copy of our April newsletter here.

Are you considering a major in business or interested in entrepreneurship? The University of Utah, strong in business and computer science, invites you to attend: “How Entrepreneurs are Changing the Face of Higher Education”
March 10, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Palo Alto   RSVP

Read the full March newsletter here.

Do you have the winter blues?  We have the cure! Start planning your summer – most applications for high school summer activities and opportunities are open now! Also, stay tuned for upcoming information on our summer workshops and classes designed to help support you through the application process.

Read on for more college admissions information in our February issue.