The school’s guidance counselors work with students to help them to grow in self knowledge, an understanding of peer relationships, and a greater sense of social responsibility.
As a college preparatory high school, St. Mary’s provides extensive assistance to students on the college admissions process. Beginning in freshman year, students are encouraged to focus on their preparation for college exams such as the SAT and ACT. The PSAT’s are given to both sophomores and juniors to identify areas in need of improvement. The college search and application process is the main focus of the junior and senior years. Students are encouraged to use the Naviance Program, an internet based program designed for college searches, career searches as well as an interest inventory to identify areas of career interest. In the spring of junior year, the counselors set up individual meetings with juniors and parents/guardians to discuss the entire college process.