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Classes and Groups
Counselors call in all 9th graders within the first couple of months of the fall semester to see how they are doing and introduce them to our services. All freshmen will be in a 3-week Life Choices group as part of their health class either first or second semester. Topics discussed each week include:
- Learning from mistakes
- Driving responsibilities
- College--what it takes to get in
Individual meetings with their counselor to answer general questions and talk about college.
All juniors will be in a career/college awareness group during their lunch or free period, once a month for most of the school year. Parents are invited to come in to meet with the counselor and their student to discuss what was covered. These meetings will take place at the end of first semester or early second semester.
In September College Night for Juniors is held:
- A college representative gives general college information to parents and students
- Different sessions are offered on college topics
- The College Handbook is available online
The Guidance and Counseling office meets with all of the seniors in their theology classes the first week of school. The individual counselors meet with their seniors in the first month of school to review college application procedures. In September we provide a college essay writing workshop during a long assembly period. Also in September we meet with senior parents. Topics include:
- College and application deadlines
- Financial Aid