Counseling
 
 

Counseling & Guidance Department Hours: Monday through Friday - 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Director of Counseling & Guidance, 8th Grade and Scholars Counselor

Ms. Karen Duplantier MA, LPC, NCC

8th Grade and Scholars Counselor

(504) 942-1877

kduplantier@holycrosstigers.com

9th, 10th and 11th Grade Counselor

Dr. Matthew Wegmann, Phd, LPC, NCC

9th, 10th and 11th Grade Counselor

(504) 942-2426

mwegmann@holycrosstigers.com

5th, 6th, and 7th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Stephanie Strain, M.Ed., CI, NCC

5th, 6th, and 7th Grade Counselor

(504) 252-9418

sstrain@holycrosstigers.com

College Counselor

Mrs. Raynette Lumas

College

(504) 252-9416

rlumas@holycrosstigers.com



Counseling Services

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.

Holy Cross School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies.