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College Planning

The Catholic High School counseling department provides comprehensive direction from high school acceptance to graduation and college enrollment.  With a college preparatory high school program of studies, our emphasis is on academic achievement and college placement.  In a typical year, approximately 90% of our graduates attend four-year colleges and universities, with 10% attending community college. 

A brief example of counseling activities includes:

8th Grade

  • Conducting introductory meetings for all new families to include scheduling courses for students, providing information on the Honor Code, athletics, extracurricular activities, community service, and school regulations
  • Supervising placement tests for new students

9th Grade

  • Hosting individual meetings with freshman each fall to discuss transition to high school
  • Advising students on course selection each spring

10th Grade

  • Conduct PSAT testing
  • Direct classroom presentation that includes completion of an abbreviated interest inventory
  • Host individual meetings each spring to discuss career planning and to advise students on course selection

11th Grade

  • Conduct PSAT testing
  • Host college informational evening for students and parents
  • Meet with individual students and families to discuss college selection process

12th Grade

  • Host college application workshop for students and parents
  • Host college financial aid evening
  • Meet individually with students to discuss college applications

The School Counseling Office at Catholic High School provides effective tools for navigating the application process, even for the most selective of colleges and universities.  They work with each student individually to make sure the process is personalized and thorough, and with two graduates and one current student, we couldn’t be more satisfied with our children’s successes in the college search and beyond!”

-CHS Parent

2020-21 School Counseling Department Deadlines

Because of the volume of college applications at certain times of the year, the school counseling office requests that you honor the following deadlines when requesting transcripts and recommendations:

College Deadline > School Counseling Office Deadline

  • October 15 > October 1
  • November 1 > October 19
  • November 15 > November 2
  • December 1 > November 13
  • Late Dec. and Jan. 1-10 > December 7
  • January 15 > Dec. 18, priority; Jan. 4, actual
  • February 1 > January 18
  • February 15 > February 1