High School Juniors

Our experienced advisors help high school juniors and their families reduce anxiety about the college admissions process. Juniors often have more questions than answers about life after high school, and we help families understand the process in relation to their student, then make informed choices. 

We share the latest information to help Juniors and their families begin preparing for the forthcoming college application process.



Creative Marbles’ educational advisors begin by assessing a junior’s academic transcripts and resume to forecast their opportunities for college admissions. Then, we’ll help families craft an individualized college admissions strategy, as well as provide ongoing support throughout implementation.

Our educational consultants offer guidance on various educational and college admissions matters, including: 

✓  Selecting courses: we advise students in choosing courses where they’ll cultivate their interests and prepare for college. 

✓  Extracurricular activities: We can help students explore extracurricular activities that interest them and that will enrich their resume.

✓  Test Optional Admissions: Strategizing how to leverage test-optional policies to strengthen a student’s college application.

✓  Identifying and researching potential colleges: We can recommend potential colleges which align with the student and their financial resources.

✓  Academic majors and careers: We can help students consider possible academic majors and careers based on their interests.

✓  Merit scholarships and financial aid: We’ll help families maximize opportunities for earning merit scholarships, as well as advising about financial aid options. 

✓  Moderating conversations:  We can help families have productive conversations about how they will work together during the college application process.

✓  Expectations for life after high school: We can help families reflect on their expectations for their student’s life after high school.

CMC also publishes a quarterly newsletter, keeping families updated with timely updates and tips, offering continuous support throughout the junior year. 

By collaborating with our experienced educational experts, junior families gain peace of mind, plus an informational advantage, and invaluable assistance while navigating the intricacies of college admissions, increasing the likelihood of success in their higher education endeavors.



Don’t just practice, analyze.

Students who repeatedly practice SAT or ACT problems without analyzing their incorrect and correct answers cannot identify what concepts they need to review or develop test-taking strategies to minimize errors.

We advise students and parents in relation to the college admissions process.

As educators and college admissions specialists, we first advise students and parents about the value of an SAT or ACT score as part of the student’s overall college admissions strategy, in light of current, widespread test-optional admissions policies.

We begin test preparation 6-8 weeks before the test.

Timing is crucial when preparing for an SAT or ACT. We recommend starting test preparation 6-8 weeks before the scheduled test date. Then, students have enough time to review necessary concepts, practice test-taking techniques, and develop a test-day strategy.

We assess a student’s performance and design a unique test practice plan.

We assess each student’s strengths and weaknesses to create a personalized preparation strategy, which includes practice tests, drills, and review sessions. We also guide students to improve their test-taking strategies, such as time management, stress management, and pacing.

We help students gain confidence in their test-taking abilities.

We guide students through the practice process and provide feedback on their performance. Students can focus their practice where they most need improvement to develop the confidence essential to succeed on test day.

Work with Creative Marbles to succeed.

After collaborating with Creative Marbles, students can more efficiently navigate the complexities of the SAT and ACT to more accurately quantify their aptitude, further defining their capacity to be successful in college.

Working With Our Consultants

Parents and students collaborate with a diverse team of educational advisors, including a Harvard-trained expert. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, as teachers now consultants, our career educators are well-equipped to provide comprehensive guidance to families on a wide range of educational topics.

Want More Information?

To learn more about how we can help your family, you can Request a Virtual Appointment or contact Jill at jill@creativemarbles.com or (916) 769-6092 for immediate answers to your educational inquiries.

Furthermore, our advisors are available to speak about the latest college admissions trends at parent and community organizations, companies, or private gatherings. We welcome the opportunity to share insights and expertise with your group.