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Guidance Center

Counseling Program
The goal of the counseling program at St. John's Preparatory is to facilitate each student's intellectual development and spiritual growth throughout his or her years at the prep. Our aim is to educate the entire person so that he or she becomes a well-integrated individual intellectually, spiritually, athletically, morally and socially. Toward this end, the counseling staff works in partnership with parents, teachers and administrators in the formation of our young men and women.

Student Meetings
Students will meet with their counselor in a variety of settings including guidance classes, individual and small group meetings.

Guidance Period
The counselors will be meeting with students one semester each year in class. Within the context of the principles of Vincentian education, these meetings will provide an opportunity for students to learn about a variety of topics such as: making a successful transition to the Prep; organizational and study skills; becoming immersed in their intellectual endeavors as well as becoming involved in extracurricular activities; growing emotionally and socially as they begin to develop good and healthy friendships with their peers as well as teachers; an introduction to the ACT, PSAT, and SAT tests; and College Admissions Counseling.

Individual Meetings
Students may also meet with their counselor during individual meetings.

Counselors are available to meet with students for individual meetings. The purpose of these meeting is to gather information about a student's academic progress, extracurricular activities, social interests, and family life in order to provide support to students. These meetings will in turn allow students the opportunity to become more familiar with the counseling program at the Prep. In addition these sessions allow the young men and women to discern how they are growing into a well-rounded young adult and beginning to take responsibility for their intellectual pursuits as well as their personal relationships. Individual meetings can be scheduled by the student or counselor. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their counselor to discuss any concerns or questions they may have. Parents are also invited to contact their child's counselor with any questions or concerns they may have.