Students can request to visit with one of the personal counselors, or they may be referred by faculty, staff or parents. While opportunities for counseling are available to all students, it is completely voluntary.
The many changes that occur during high school can cause challenges that may be resolved if they are explored in a non-judgmental environment. Our counselors are available to students who are experiencing personal difficulties, including adjustment challenges, issues with peers, or stress with school. Our staff is available to offer support and guide students through the challenges of adolescence.
All Salesian students meet regularly with an academic adviser to develop an appropriately challenging curriculum and to ensure that all graduation requirements will be met. The academic advising team also supports and counsels students as they navigate scheduling, placement testing and credit fulfillment.
Academic Success Program
For students who require additional support, Salesian offers Academic Success Program (ASP). ASP is a college preparatory program for highly motivated students who benefit from building the study skills required to succeed in high school and college. Students participating in ASP may have mild learning differences or disorders that create obstacles to learning. This extra support allows ASP students to thrive in regular academic classes without the need for modifications to their curriculum. Students attend one daily period of academic support in order to develop skills such as time and task management, note-taking, effective use of study guides and test taking strategies.
ASP is provided to students with IEPs and/or learning differences, low test scores on the HSPT entrance exam, teacher or counselor recommendations, and students with 504 plans.