Welcome to the Guidance Department!
The goal of the guidance department is to help foster the growth and personal development of each student at St. Monica Catholic High School. We encourage our students to be well-rounded young adults who create and maintain a balanced lifestyle. Each student is assigned a counselor who will follow his/her progress from freshman through senior year. Generally, students are scheduled to meet with their counselors once each semester, but students may also make an appointment with his/her counselor at any time. Parents are also encouraged to contact their son’s/daughter's counselor should the need arise. The counselors serve the needs of the students in the areas of academic, career, college, and personal counseling. To provide these services, counselors help students identify long term goals and objectives (e.g., college and career counseling). First, we advise students with planning their academic, extra-curricular, and sports schedules at St. Monica. Second, we counsel students to focus on attending a four-year university or college. Third, we provide guidance for developing student interests and recognizing future career options. Lastly, we assist students in meeting the challenges of academic and teenage life and help them develop coping skills.
Summer Opportunities 2013:
Summer is a great time to visit colleges, participate in summer college workshops, and internships.
Summer opportunites are located on the "college corner" page and in the guidance department.
ATTENTION ALL SENIORS:
MAIL IN YOUR CAL GRANT GPA VERIFICATION FORMS BY FEB. 15, 2013.
MAKE SURE TO STOP BY THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT AND GET YOUR FORM VERIFIED BY A COUNSELOR.
UC/CSU Applications Due by November 30, 2012
College Readiness for the Class of 2013:
I. College Application Help
II. Breakfast with the Counselor
III. College Representative Visits: College reps will be visitng our school to discuss college. (Sign-Ups in the Guidance Dept)
IV. SAT Prep: Kaplan Course @ St. Monica Catholic High School will begin January 26, 2013 (info is in the announcements)
CSF and NHS (Applications are located in the guidance department and on the college corner webpage).
Please contact the counselor , Ms. Kristi Henry, with questions.
The Counseling Department is pleased to use Naviance! (details on college corner)
Students will begin using Naviance to create an individualized four year academic and college plan.
My College “PLAN” (details on college corner page)
Success starts with a PLAN!
Please visit the College Board Website at www.collegeboard.com to sign up for the SAT/SAT II and access testing information. Additionally, you will use this site to send colleges your SAT test scores. To access ACT information, sign up for the ACT, and send ACT scores please visit www.actstudent.org.
Attention Seniors applying to the UC and CSU schools:
1. Students must submit individual transcsripts to each school they apply. The first one should include December grades; the final one after graduation. 2. All SAT scores must be received by Jan. 13 or they will be disqualified. 3. Students should take ELM/EPT tests at any Cal State even before accpeted, but certainly before March 1 for priorty enrollment. Students with .3.0 can be exempted in Math if they have >550 SAT or English if >500. 4. Students not meeting deadlines or not responding to e-mails will be disqualified
Please visit the College Corner page for helpful college guides and tips for students and parents.
Ms. Annemarie Bacich