My Exciting High School Journey

Developing Driven Students who Command their Future.

Our Services

My Exciting High School Journey exists to support parents and advise ambitious high school students on strategies to personalize their learning. They will experience calmness and confidence while preparing for post high school endeavors, tailored for them. The passionate and experienced advisor gives expert strategies which will relieve parental worry and student stress.

Our goal is to excite students throughout their high school journey by reflecting on self, discovering their passion, making connections to their learning and thinking forward to the next step beyond high school graduation. Students with perspective, passion and clear preferences will prepare for college, military, or vocational institutions that align with their unique skill sets. They will experience a more peaceful transition out of high school and save time and money because their vision moving forward is clear.

My Exciting High School Journey provides group and one-on-one advice with different levels of assistance. Building best-fit college lists, national exam preparation and resume development are just part of what we do. We help take the fear and stress out of the high school journey and direct students toward a bright future.


The Initial Student Assessment is for motivated students and parents who want an expert academic advisor to assess and structure their own 4 - year academic plan.

Students and parents will:

meet with an expert academic advisor to discover what potential your students has in achieving their education, college, military, and lifestyle goals. (Pre-Freshman, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
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How to Navigate High School

for 8-10th grade students ready to organize their high school experience tailored to their preferences, and future college and career endeavors.

8-10th Graders will:

discover their highest potential in high school by organizing their personal preferences, hobbies, and personalized education to attain lucrative college and career goals. (Pre-Freshman, Freshman, Sophomore)
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College and Community College Advising

For 10-12th grade students interested in local and out-of-state College or Community College.

Students will:

Review maximized options to identify your best-fit colleges and get in. (Sophomore, Juniors, Seniors) 
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Selective College Advising

For highly driven students looking to apply for full-ride scholarships to high-compete and Ivy League colleges and universities.

Driven Students will:

Demonstrate outstanding achievements, develop a sense of purpose, showcase a giving-spirit and leadership, while creating compelling applications for selective colleges. (Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
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Kathryn Sosa sitting at her desk

Welcome to your best school year yet!

For fifteen years, I have provided academic advice to students and families in the Rapid City Area School District and family and friends along the East Coast, from New York to Florida. My military family experience, church affiliations and work in the New York City, Derby, Kansas and Rapid City, South Dakota educational systems have provided me with diverse cultural experiences. I have advised students with various academic abilities, including ones who only sought academic and personal encouragement and others who were driven, and matriculated to Ivy League, highly selective and local colleges. A few students even entered the Naval Academy. My students have earned academic recognitions, become Rogue Scholars, and begun professional careers as doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers and more. I was a Rapid City Area Schools Gifted Education teacher (K-12), the Secondary Gifted Program Coordinator (6-12). While serving as a fifth grade teacher at Robbinsdale Elementary School, I was named the 2001 Rapid City Area School Teacher of the Year. I was also selected by honor students on three separate occasions, as A Most Influential Person at the Evening of Excellence Award Ceremony.

I began my Exciting High School Journey philosophy while advising my daughter, Michelle Sosa, during her high school years and through applying to her best-fit college, Rollins College, Florida. Her athletic prowess led to joining the rowing crew and eventually rowing for Michigan State University, a Division 1 rowing team and majoring in Kinesiology. Michelle became a personal trainer in New York City and was introduced to many clients stressed out by their children’s high school and college experiences. She strongly encouraged me to begin advising these highly concerned parents; she knew I had strategies that would relieve their stress and provide smooth transitions for their children. We eventually started our business and created My Exciting High School Journey, a website delivering my one-of-a-kind academic advising system. Our goal is to alleviate the pressures of high school and to cultivate the passions and preferences of students, guiding them to their own personal greatness.

-- Kathryn Sosa