Building a Future: How Junior’s Extracurriculars Impact College Acceptance

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Hello, Junior Trailblazers and Parents with a Vision,

As we step into the exhilarating junior year, a myriad of possibilities unfolds before us. It’s a year of academic exploration, personal growth, and yes, the strategic planning for the grand leap into college. One facet that often takes center stage in this journey is the world of extracurricular activities. Today, let’s unravel the significance of these pursuits and explore how they play a pivotal role in shaping the college acceptance narrative.

  1. Beyond the Classroom: Where Passions Flourish

Extracurriculars are not just about padding resumes; they are the fertile grounds where passions sprout and flourish. Whether it’s diving into community service projects, leading clubs, or participating in sports, these activities showcase a student’s multifaceted personality. Our junior high achievers are not merely students; they are dynamic individuals with a zest for life.

  1. Crafting a Unique Narrative: What Sets You Apart

In the vast landscape of college applications, it’s the unique narratives that shine the brightest. Through our Porta Sophia platform, juniors have the tools to curate their stories. We guide them on how to articulate the leadership skills gained from leading a robotics club or the resilience developed through a challenging service project. These stories go beyond grades and test scores; they reveal character and potential.

  1. Impact on College Acceptance: More Than a Tick on the Checklist

Colleges are not just looking for students who can ace exams; they seek individuals who can contribute meaningfully to their vibrant communities. Extracurricular activities are the lenses through which colleges view applicants holistically. With Porta Sophia’s expert counselors, we demystify this process. We provide guidance on choosing activities that align with a student’s passion and demonstrate a commitment to growth.

  1. Time Management: The Key to Successful Juggling

One concern often voiced by juniors and their parents is the daunting challenge of managing academics and extracurriculars. Here, our platform acts as the guiding compass. Through intuitive features and timely reminders, Porta Sophia helps juniors master the art of time management. It’s not about doing it all; it’s about doing what matters most effectively.

  1. Porta Sophia’s Promise: Building Futures with Confidence

As we explore the intricate dance between extracurriculars and college acceptance, let’s not forget the Porta Sophia promise: Save time, get accepted, or your money back. Our platform is not just a toolkit; it’s a companion on this journey. We ensure that the hours invested in crafting a robust extracurricular profile translate into a future of opportunities.

Your Call to Build a Future

In conclusion, dear juniors and parents, consider this your call to build a future that reflects the brilliance of your unique stories. If you find yourself at the crossroads of choices and decisions, reach out to Porta Sophia. Let’s turn these extracurricular adventures into stepping stones towards a college acceptance letter.

Here’s to passion-fueled pursuits, compelling narratives, and the future you’re building—one extracurricular at a time.

Cheers to Future Builders!



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Jonathan Chenier


Dr. Jonathan Chenier is co-founder and key contributor to Porta Sophia. With over two decades of experience in the field of international education, Jonathan’s journey has encompassed various pivotal roles across five different countries. He has served as an educator, mentor, coach, activities director, athletic director, curriculum director, assistant principal, and principal, crafting a rich tapestry of expertise.

Jonathan’s unwavering commitment lies in empowering students to reach for the stars and fervently pursue their dreams. His extensive career in education has not only cultivated his profound understanding of global academic landscapes but also ignited his passion for guiding students toward their full potential.

Phone: (+52) 55 5473 5321
Email: jc@portasophia.com

Diana Navarro Roa

Co-Founder & Chief Counseling Officer

Diana is a professional psychologist, certified career and college counselor with over two decades of extensive expertise in career counseling, college counseling, and university admissions. With a wealth of experience, she has guided countless students towards their academic and professional aspirations, offering invaluable insights and support throughout the complex journey of college selection and application. Her deep understanding of the admissions process, combined with her commitment to empowering students, makes her an invaluable asset in helping individuals achieve their higher education goals.

Phone: (+57) 313 2100944
Email: diana@portasophia.com

Juan Manuel Navarro Roa

Co-Founder & Business Development Director

Juan Manuel Navarro, Co-founder and Business Development Director of Porta Sophia. With a background in industrial design and international business from Columbia University and Universidad Externado, Juan Manuel brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience to the table. Passionate about guiding students toward their academic and personal goals, he and his team offer personalized assistance in college selection, test preparation, essay writing, career choices, and scholarship applications. Let Porta Sophia help you succeed on your journey.

Juan Manuel understands the challenges and rewards that come with pursuing one’s dreams, and they are eager to share their insights and expertise. Whether you require assistance in selecting a college, preparing for admission tests, crafting essays, making career choices, or applying for scholarships, they are here to support your path to success.

Phone: (+57) 301 2010575
Email: juan@portasophia.com

Monica Marriaga Martinez


Mónica Marriaga is a certified university counselor whose experience supporting processes within international schools spans over 15 years.  She is deeply invested in ensuring that students’ trajectory in school propels them to successful career paths.  This is why she works tirelessly towards student welfare and actively supports the university counseling process. Mónica has been involved in directorial affairs at one of the most prestigious IB schools in Colombia since 2015 and she assumed the role of Chairwoman two years ago.  

Mónica thoroughly understands the challenges of becoming an international student, having studied Management at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK through a Colfuturo scholarship. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes and her 20+ years of professional experience include working in diverse industries in the public and private sectors.

Phone: (+57) 313 7184313
Email: monica@portasophia.com


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