The Guidance Department of St. Francis High School shares in the general philosophy of the school in its respect for the uniqueness of each student and her right and responsibility to achieve her potential. Our commitment is to educate the whole student by providing an environment where students achieve their highest potential through intellectual, social, and spiritual development.
The Department strives to encourage individuals to grow in awareness of their potential and to become lifelong learners with the capacity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. A distinguishing strength of the St. Francis Guidance Department is our model of assigning students a consistent counselor to work with throughout the entire high school experience. This connection nurtures our students as they transition through the academic and social expectations of high school. Additionally, this four-year perspective makes the college counseling process more personal, enabling our students to find the best individual college fit.
Counselors provide academic support, resources, and guidance necessary to graduate. They inform, advise, support and monitor each student’s academic progress through the following activities and services:
The Guidance Department recognizes, respects, and values each student as a unique individual. We support each student’s sense of dignity and self-worth by offering her guidance and reflection through the Christian faith. Students are also referred to the Chaplain, Campus Ministry, and Theology teachers for deeper discussions about their faith and decision making.
The college guidance program begins with an introduction at the ninth grade level, and increases in scope each year to culminate in extensive and individualized counseling in the twelfth grade. Counselors remain current on developments in all aspects of the college application process by attending several workshops each year.
The St. Francis High School Guidance Department understands that life sometimes presents challenges to our ability to stay balanced and centered in our day to day experiences. During difficult times, additional support can offer the breathing room we need to help us make sense of our circumstances. If you feel you are in need of additional support, (Academic, Emotional, Social, Physical, Financial or any non emergency support) please drop into the Guidance Center or email your Guidance counselor for an appointment:
The transcript is a permanent record of high school courses taken and grades/credits earned. If accounts are not settled with the school, a graduation date will not be posted on the transcript. Transcript Request Form
Nancy Doyle is Guidance Department Chair and an alumna (Class of 1977) of St. Francis Catholic High School. She began teaching in the PE Department. In 2001 she became Dean of Students and served in that position until 2011. She then transferred to the Guidance Department where she serves as a class level counselor. She has held the role of Department Chair since 2015-16.