School Counseling Mission Statement
The department of Guidance is dedicated to providing each and all students with the highest quality programs and services in the areas of personal guidance and counseling, academic advisement, career awareness development, standardized testing, post high school transition to colleges, universities, or work, crisis interventions and community referrals.
Programs, Personal School Counseling
The School Counseling Department is dedicated to providing each and all students with the highest quality programs and services in the areas of personal guidance and counseling, academic advisement, career awareness development, standardized testing, post high school transition to colleges, universities, or work, crisis interventions and community referrals.
Each academic year, counselors, together with the Academic Dean, Department Chairs and teachers provide each student with a program of academic courses that best fits the potential, past performance and interests of the student. Counselors assist teachers, students and parents when changes in the academic program are needed. Counselors monitor student academic progress through out the entire year.
Through the use of personality and interest inventories students explore career options. Every other year the students have the opportunity to participate in Career Day. The guidance department coordinates a program of presentations about various occupations or professions. The speakers for these presentations are mainly, but not only, parents or alumni of Immaculata- La Salle.
Students participate in the following program of testing:
PSAT in the fall.
PSAT in the fall.
PSAT/NMSQT in the fall.
ACT, SAT in the spring.
In the event of a crisis, whether it is at a student’s personal level or it involves the whole or a part of the student body, counselors work closely with the administration to resolve the situation in a manner most beneficial for everyone involved.
Post Secondary Plans
100% of the students at Immaculata-La Salle choose to continue their education. Of these 75% go to a four year college or university, 25% go to a two year college.
In the spring of their junior year students are given information by counselors on how to register and take ACT, SAT I and II tests, college research, financial aid, and how to fill out college applications. All Juniors will take an official ACT at ILS during the spring of junior year. Parents of junior students are invited to attend a presentation for information about these topics in the Fall of Junior Year. During the spring, juniors have the opportunity to attend a college tour to visit several state universities.
Students are informed and advised about jobs, volunteer programs and college visitations for the summer following the junior year.
In the fall of their senior year, students are individually assisted with college applications. Parents of senior students have the opportunity to attend a meeting/presentation about financial aid matters related to paying for a college education in the Fall of Senior Year.
Students receive weekly information over email and LTV about scholarships and may get applications for scholarships in the guidance office. The office also has updated literature available to students about scholarships and grants. Counselors provide senior students with information about FAFSA, Bright Futures, CSS Profile and how to apply for it on-line.
Counselors coordinate a schedule of college visits on campus every year for Seniors and Juniors. They also provide students with information about colleges visiting the Miami area and about College Fairs available in the fall and the spring of each academic year.