School & College Counseling Services
Archbishop Stepinac School and College counselors are committed to meet the needs of our students in one-on-one and group settings that address their educational, social and emotional needs. In addition, the students will become familiar with the process needed to identify and exercise their post-secondary options. Ultimately, the Counselors will guide students and their families through the procedures and skills needed for the college process.
The Counseling Department also hosts a number of informational meetings for parents, emphasizing the college process including bi-annual college fairs and financial aid information sessions.
Listed below are some specific topics and issues that are presented by the School and College Counselors in each of the four years and a pdf Social and Emotional Resources.
· Time management and organizational skills
· Techniques to improve study skills
· Social and emotional adjustment to High School
· Mid-term and final exam preparation skills
· How to use the Naviance program
· Updating the Naviance program
· Exploring career interests
· PSAT EXAM: Using results to determine areas of strength and concern.
· Encourage involvement in extracurricular activities
· Maintain strong academic progress
· SAT Subject Tests overviews
Juniors begin a more deliberate approach to the college selection process.
· Researching college programs associated with career interests
· Determining the requirements needed to attend the school that matches their career interests
· Importance of PSAT, SAT, SAT IIs, ACT
· Resume writing for college admissions and employment
· Interest inventory as it relates to career discovery
· Personality assessment for career and academic selection
· The college search
· College visits
· The student athlete – NCAA
· A look at college applications
· Continue Counseling Services from prior years
· Continue one-on-one college meetings begun in Junior Year
· Host College Planning Information Sessions
· Host Financial AId sessions
· Assist seniors and their families through each stage of the college application process