Guidance

As image-bearers of our Creator, we recognize the fact that He has given each of us abilities and gifts that are unique to each of us. By providing individualized support and direction, the guidance staff hopes to strengthen and encourage each student to gain a clear understanding of God's purpose for his or her life. Our personal, academic, college and career counseling has an eye toward equipping each student to make wise and thoughtful decisions during the high school years as the transition into college becomes a reality.  

Once a month, our counselors meet with guidance and college counseling staff at other local area private schools for professional development as part of the Central Florida Consortium of Private School Counselors.


Our office registers and schedules students for classes monitors state and OCS graduation requirements as well as state university admissions standards, oversees grades, report cards, and transcripts and provides counseling for crisis intervention, social and personal issues. In the area of college and career counseling, we provide support, direction and encouragement to students and parents throughout the college search and application process.


 

Meet the Team


 

Senior Parent Meeting  

Parents of seniors are invited each year in September to meet with the guidance staff and walk through the steps necessary toward completing college applications.  Topics include the various sections of a typical college application (essay, resume, teacher recommendations, etc.) the role of a healthy and involved parent, any State University System admissions updates, reminders regarding the Bright Futures  scholarship, and the use of Naviance throughout the process.

Junior College Night  

The guidance staff invites parents  of juniors to attend a crucial college preparation night in November of each year.  During that meeting, parents are introduced to the year-long admissions process that is monitored by the guidance department.  Specifically, the focus is on college entrance tests (SAT & ACT), the assembly of application information for the following year and exploring college options in order to create a credible college application list. 

Financial Aid Night

Each January the guidance office welcomes parents of all students, but specifically focused on parents of seniors, to meet a representative from the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Student Financial Aid.  This expert will inform and field questions related to both state and federal financial aid, including the types, amounts, and the process of receiving that aid.