Great Hearts is committed to an individualized approach to college counseling that focuses on finding the right fit for each student. The emphasis of the program is on helping students discover who they are as learners and emerging adults. Throughout their years at Great Hearts Irving, our students learn to be comfortable in the worlds of both ideas and practicality, understanding the relationship between the two. This serves our students particularly well when selecting a college experience.


Meet Our College Counselor

Mrs. Mayne has a proven track record of success as an Independent College Consultant for more than 15 years and holds the prestigious College Advising Program Certificate from Columbia University. She’s served as Director of Intermediate School at a private classical academy and also as an English and humanities teacher.

As an Independent College Consultant, Mrs. Mayne has guided students through every step of the college application and financial aid process. She comes highly recommended by Michelle Fitzgerald, the Great Hearts Network Director of College Counseling, as well as others in the Great Hearts community. We are grateful she will be working with our high school students as they consider what steps they will take after graduating from Great Hearts Irving. Please welcome Mrs. Mayne with much Great Hearted kindness!


Upcoming Events

Monday, May 2nd during 8th-12th Grade Lunch & Lycaeum

We will be hosting a Mini-College Fair for all 8-12th grade students in the Courtyard during lunch and Lycaeum periods. Among others, representatives from Wichita State University, UT Austin, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Hillsdale will have table set up for students to visit, get information, and ask questions.

We will also have Mr. Ajit PurandareUnited States Military Academy class of 1995who is the Congressional District Coordinator for Texas 24.  He will be here to discuss admission to USMA at West Point with students who are interested in attending a service academy.  He will be here from 12:00-1:15.  In addition, Chief Lyons from the United States Navy will be here to discuss Navy ROTC scholarships for full tuition for any students interested in taking that route through college.

Also, during the Senior’s lunch, we are hosting Decision Day Dessert and Celebration to honor the Class of 2022 and the next steps in their journey.  The Future is Sweet for the Class of 2022!


Contact College Counseling

Please feel welcome to reach out to the GHI College Counselor, Ms. Cheryl Mayne, at Cheryl.Mayne@GreatHeartsIrving.org.


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