Immaculate Heart Academy feels it is critical to have both a College Counseling Department and a Guidance Department as two separate resources available to our students, especially since the college process is so important to our families. The College Counseling Department believes in working with students from grades 9-12. With the ever-changing landscape of college admissions, it is important to ensure our students are well prepared and taking the process in stages. Each student is assigned both a college counselor and school counselor for all four years.
Below is just a sampling of the topics covered with students in each grade level. For a more detailed four-year plan, please click here.
Introduction to Naviance*, Career Exploration, Subjects Tests, Resume Building, Social Media Awareness
Naviance in Depth, Career Exploration, Begin College Search, Subject Tests, PSATs
PSATs, College Process, SAT/ACT/Subject Tests, College Essay, College Recommendations, Choosing the Right Fit College
College Application Process, Finalizing the College Essay, Financial Assistance
As IHA is a college preparatory secondary school, it is inherent that the College Counseling staff helps to advise and prepare students for their future educational goals and plans. College counselors maintain ongoing relationships with higher education institutions and act as liaisons to representatives who visit IHA. They work with students for four years, helping them navigate through college applications and the sometimes overwhelming admissions process.