Students are supported in their transition from adolescence into young adulthood by working colaboratively with the Guidance Department to facilitate their well-being and success as they work through the college exploration and application process.
At each grade level, counselors meet with students individually and in group settings to provide emotional support and information relevant to academic planning, standardized testing, career exploration and college readiness.
Current students and families, please log in for more grade specific information and resources. Don Bosco Prep's High School/CEEB Code is 311285
This program begins in freshman year, utilizing Naviance (a college and career readiness computer software) to allow students to start thinking about potential career options that may fit their personality characteristics and interests.
Counselors work on an individual basis with each student throughout his high school experience to ensure students are on track throughout the college application process.
Counselors will schedule time with students throughout the school year for readiness.
For freshmen, the early focus is on transition issues, study skills, and involvement in the school community through participation in extracurricular clubs and activities. Students are introduced to Naviance, the college and career planning software that will be used throughout the four years, to support increased self-awareness.
In sophomore year, students use Naviance to explore potential career paths that align with their strengths and interests. There is a continued emphasis on academic achievement and meaningful community involvement. Students are encouraged to attend college fairs and tours organized by the school.
Junior year is heavily geared toward the college exploration process, with continued focus on personal integrity and social responsibility. The department hosts a variety of informative workshops and presentations, and parents/guardians are encouraged to meet with the student’s counselor to discuss specifics related to post-secondary planning.
Seniors return to school with a focus on the college application process, and counselors provide continued support for successful completion and submission of applications, with emphasis on continued scholastic achievement and meaningful extracurricular involvement.