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.