About the Holy Cross Guidance Department

The Holy Cross High School Guidance Department seeks to assist students reach their highest academic, social and spiritual potential. We accomplish this in collaboration with parents, teachers, and administration embracing the mission and philosophy of Holy Cross. Our counselors practice in a warm, friendly, non-judgmental and confidential atmosphere. Caseloads are small allowing counselors to know their students well.

Throughout the high school years, counselors place special emphasis on student performance in relation to their individual abilities. The primary objective during freshmen year is to ensure that every student has a successful transition to high school. In the sophomore year, students are encouraged to continue to strive academically and to volunteer and explore career interests to promote self-awareness.

The junior year is a time for thoughtful college and career planning. Parents and students attend individual and group meetings where they will receive information and materials specifically prepared for Holy Cross High School. The Holy Cross School Guidance Department works closely with each student to prepare him or her for the college selection process. Our goal is to have our students accepted to an affordable college that has the academic major, extracurricular programs and an environment conducive to their future success.

Senior year is the culmination of our joint efforts. No activity is overlooked in order to make sure that college and scholarship applications are processed in a timely, efficient and effective manner. In September, there is an annual financial aid meeting where practical aspects of the application process are discussed. We are a highly successful college preparatory high school with outstanding college acceptances and scholarships awarded. The school counselors take pride in recognizing the uniqueness of each individual student and working with him or her to succeed in high school and beyond.

Guidance Blog

May Message from Guidance

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

Now is the time to take a close look at your academics. Please review your classes to see if you are missing any assignments. Create a plan to complete and submit all of your missing work in a timely manner. All of your teachers offer office hours where you can interact face-to-face and receive their assistance with assigned work. It is always a good idea to reach out to your teacher to let them know you will be joining the meeting and explain what you are having difficulty understanding.

The Guidance Department would like to share a resource with you to help you unwind from the current climate. The PositivePulse tab on the Guidance homepage will give you access to live cameras across the globe for animal watching, virtual tours of museums, zoos, national parks, concerts and roller coaster rides. In addition, you can choose from relaxing music, guided meditation or visual relaxation. We hope these tools give you easy access for ways to relax without leaving your home.

Check out our ​Wellness Wednesday​ message in the Blue Box on the Distance Learning Page.

Be safe and well,

Mrs. Kelleher Mr. Manta
Mrs. Prete
Mrs. Schillinger

Mrs. Mary Anne Kelleher
Director of Guidance

Holy Cross High School
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358
Phone: (718) 886-7250 ext.571
Fax: (718) 886-7257

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