The comprehensive counseling program at Notre Dame High School in New Jersey is designed to service the needs of all students in academic, personal, social, career and college areas. During the course of the academic year, each counselor is expected to meet with a student at least once in order to get to know the individual student as well as to discuss short term and long term goals. The reality is that most students meet with their counselor several times during the year.
In the first semester, counselors will focus on the freshmen and transfer students who are making a transition to a new environment as well as providing assistance to seniors in their college search. In the second semester, sophomores and juniors are helped to explore academic choices and to start the students thinking about life after high school.
A student or parent may request a meeting with a counselor anytime throughout the school year. All the student has to do is to stop by the guidance office and put his or her name on the sign up sheet outside the counselor's door. An appointment slip will be sent to the student within a day or two.
Parents may call the counselor to request an appointment for themselves or to ask the counselor to meet with their child. Email is a great way to contact your child's counselor to ask questions or to set up an appointment. The counselors' phone extensions and email addresses are listed on the right of the screen.
We all look forward to a busy and productive year!