The Counselors discuss the transition from middle school to high school and the counseling process for freshman and sophomore year. Counselors provide information for parents about tools they give students for high school success related to academic, social and emotional development. Counselors present information at parent night about appropriate use of technology and academic success strategies.
The College Counselors present information about the college admission process that is critical to junior year. Topics include; standardized testing, college visits, scholarships and financial aid, college selectivity and forming a college list, selecting a major, college fairs and interviews and an overview of the college application and admission process.
The College Counselors review the college application process with parents so they have a comprehensive understanding of what is involved in the admission process. They discuss the importance of a student’s application, and all the ways in which we work collaboratively with students to provide students with the assistance they need to present the best application possible to the colleges. They go into detail during this parent meeting about the college admission cycle in terms of deadlines for applications, financial aid and scholarship. They talk about the stressors of senior year and assure parents that we will guide their daughters through this process.
This meeting is held in the morning and evening and gives parents of freshman and sophomores the opportunity to ask questions about the college process and college admissions. We let them know some of the necessary preparation that their daughters will need to be doing over the next couple of years in planning for college. We focus our discussion on test preparation, college selectivity, college costs and financial planning, majors, summer programs, grade point average, course selection at Sacred Heart, extracurricular activities and admission criteria.
A financial aid officer from the University of Louisville runs this informative workshop for seniors and parents. The presenter works through the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) step-by step so parents and seniors can complete this important document and ask questions of a professional financial aid officer.
Freshman, sophomores, juniors and their parents are invited to an informative roundtable discussion with Sacred Heart coaches and college athletic officials on NCAA, NCAA Eligibility Center, the “ins and outs” of the recruitment process and Division I, II, II and NAIA rules and regulations.
Programs and information for students are offered on topics such as grief and loss, depression and suicide, alcohol and substance abuse, sexual assault and date rape awareness.
Seminars related to applying to college are also available.
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