The Guidance Department is available to help students develop a sense of personal responsibility and to aid them in the process of making decisions so that they may enrich their lives and attain maximum potential whether it be in further education or immediate entry into the world of work.
|Guidance||Academic, Vocational/Career, Personal/Social (Group and Individual)|
|Testing||(Standardized) Administration, Interpretation|
|Information||Colleges, Careers, College Scholarships and Financial Aid, Summer Programs, Enrichment Programs|
|Miscellaneous ||Parent/Teacher Conferences, Parent/Student Conferences, Processing of College Applications, Service to Graduates, College Transfer, Job Placement Applications |
The functions of the Guidance Department fall into broad categories. The department is involved in a multitude of areas from freshmen and new student orientation to college and career planning. In the early fall each freshman is placed into an orientation group. This helps to familiarize the students with the school and establishes a line of communication in times of need. Throughout the year counselors monitor the academic progress of students. Special needs are identified and attention given to those having academic difficulties.
In October, both Sophomores and Juniors take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). The students are given practice materials to familiarize themselves with these tests beforehand. Additionally, when we receive the results of the PSAT’s, the original test question booklet will be handed back to the student and the English and Math teachers will review the test with them. In April all juniors will take the ACT test during the school day.
During freshmen and sophomore years, students will be exploring career options, completing a career interest inventory and will be introduced to NAVIANCE which is a web-based college planning program.
During junior and senior years, students officially begin the college search and application process. Utilizing the various components of the NAVIANCE system, along with individual communications and meetings with their counselors, students search for, and choose, colleges which are appropriate for their individual needs and personalities. Additionally, in the fall of each year college representatives visit Trinity Catholic High School to meet with interested students to discuss the specifics of their college. Students, with the help of their counselor, establish a list of colleges to which they will apply, review final college plans, have college recommendations written and submit their applications. A Financial Aid Workshop, which explains the financial aid process, is held in December.
A College Fair is sponsored by TCHS in the spring each year which is open to all parents and students. The 2016-2017 College Fair is scheduled for April 6, 2017.
CEEB Code: 070752