Counseling and College Center
The Counseling and College Center 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.
We strive 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 Counseling and College Center 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.
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Happy Fall! The weather is finally changing and it feels like fall on campus. If you walk into the Counseling and College Center you will notice that Mrs. Fox is back! It’s also been a busy first quarter of the school year in the Counseling and College Center. Our College Advisors wrote more than 130 letters of recommendation, 199 juniors took the first-ever digital PSAT, our Class Counselors had 24 meetings with freshman groups, we had a successful Troubie College Week, and we hosted more than 60 college representatives on campus!
It’s hard to believe the end of the first quarter of the 2023-24 school year is upon us! This is a great time to check in and evaluate progress since quarter grades don’t appear on official transcripts. Counseling will be checking in with our freshman and sophomore students while working closely with our juniors and seniors as they prepare for college exams and applications. There are so many resources offered to help our Troubies – most of which are included in this newsletter. If you can’t find what you need, don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone in the Counseling
The unofficial end to the summer season means that not only is the school year well underway at St. Francis but for our seniors, college application season is upon us. This month’s newsletter is filled with helpful information as you navigate through the application process. There’s also important information for our juniors as they prepare for the PSAT and we didn’t forget about our freshmen and sophomores. We’re here to support all our Troubies throughout their academic journey.
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! The start of something new can be overwhelming, but rest assured every member of the St. Francis Counseling and College Center is here for you. One way we’ll be accomplishing this is through our new late-start advisory sessions.
Welcome to our first monthly Counseling & College Newsletter. Look for it on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Counseling and College Center consists of three class counselors, two college advisors, an administrative assistant, and the school’s registrar. We work closely with the wellness counselor and the learning support specialist to provide a holistic approach to advising and caring for students and supporting parents.