Academic Counseling


Academic Guidance

Counselors provide support, resources, and guidance necessary to ensure academic success. through the following activities and services:

  • Orientation to St. Francis High School’s course offerings and graduation requirements;
  • Counselors meet with each student individually at least twice a year;
  • On-going monitoring of student’s fulfillment of graduation requirements and college entrance eligibility;
  • Facilitation of parent/teacher/student conferences if needed;
  • Referral to teacher support and peer tutoring;
  • Administration of national tests (PSAT, preACT, SAT, ACT, AP); Learn More
  • Training and advising through Naviance Family Connection.
  • For students with learning differences, the counselors partner with our Resource Specialist and, who will work with your student to provide academic support; Learn More
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Counseling Assignments

We have restructured the counseling model to allow the Counselors to collaborate and best support the students: each grade level will be split alphabetically between the Counselors. Students will remain with their assigned Counselor for the rest of their high school experience and have access to two College Advisors starting in the second semester of junior year.  Any questions should be directed to your daughter’s Counselor.

Counseling assignments are as follows:

Class of 2026- Freshmen
Mrs. Anderson: Abalateo – Harcos
Mrs. Fox : Harrison – Palermo
Mr. Poggi: Panfil – Zavala

Class of 2025- Sophomores
Mrs. Anderson: Akins- Grinbergs
Mrs. Fox : Guilliam – Olvido
Mr. Poggi: Ortega – Zucker

Class 2024- Juniors
Mrs. Anderson: Abril – Guerrera
Mrs. Fox: Guppy- Oberman
Mr. Poggi: Odgers- Zipser

Class 2023 – Seniors 
Mrs. Anderson: Adams- Han-Wei
Mrs. Fox: Harris – Niaz
Mr. Poggi: Nowaczyk – Zhou


Student Daily Schedule Worksheet

The Guidance Department has implemented a tool to help students and parents determine the appropriate class load while preparing the upcoming school year’s course schedule. Each student is asked to complete the Student Daily Schedule Worksheet to assist her in evaluating her daily time commitments and requirements.