The Guidance Department offers personal counseling to all students who may need this service.
The members of the department are available to assist students who may have personal problems and to meet with their parents when necessary. A student may be referred to Guidance for personal counseling in a number of ways:
Academic advising is an educational process intended to aid students in making decisions about their academic careers at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, as well as lifelong career choices. Guidance counselors coordinate course selection, discuss educational and career goals, and encourage students to consider questions of personal growth. Together with the Assistant Principal for Academics, counselors also aid in planning academic programs.
College counseling begins in freshman year and continues through senior year. Freshmen are assigned a counselor who meets with them individually. The counselor also meets with the freshman parents during the first semester.
Students are assigned a college counselor junior year, and also keep their school counselor, who worked with them freshman and sophomore year. In the second semester of junior year, college counselors meet individually with the juniors and their parents to discuss all aspects of the college application process.
To strengthen its college counseling function, the Guidance Department provides a variety of programs. These include, but are not limited to: