Counseling & Guidance Department Hours:
Monday through Friday - 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Counseling services at Holy Cross include academic, personal, and spiritual counseling. While there is a specific counselor assigned to each class level, students having personal difficulties may consult with another member of the counseling staff better suited or able to assist with a particular issue or problem.
Guidance programs are offered to students throughout the year and are coordinated to enhance growth and healthy emotional development. Spiritual counseling is provided through the campus ministry department. Holy Cross does not provide clinical counseling.
Parents have access to the counseling staff and are encouraged to consult with the Director of Counseling and Guidance or the student’s assigned counselor. The counseling department sponsors various parental educational opportunities throughout the year.
The counseling staff assists high school students in planning their course selections and pay particular attention to students whose grades reflect poor academic performance. This guidance may be done in either group or individual sessions. At the 8th grade, freshman, and sophomore levels emphasis is placed on the development of good study habits and skills. At the junior and senior levels emphasis is placed on college planning and career decision-making. Information about college scholarships, entrance requirements, and other pertinent materials may be available through the department. Additionally, throughout the school year, the senior counselor schedules visits from college admissions counselors. All high school students are encouraged to meet with these representatives.