The mission of the St. Francis de Sales Guidance Department is to encourage students to explore academic, personal, and interpersonal strengths and weaknesses, interests and dreams, by supporting them academically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically during their high school years.

The objectives of the Guidance Department are to:

  • prepare students for post secondary planning

  • assist students in making healthy decisions

  • teach students how to problem solve and enhance their coping skills

  • develop positive values and work habits

  • increase social skills; and

  • learn to make adjustments to the demands and responsibilities associated with adolescence.

The responsibilities of the Guidance Department include:

  • holding individual sessions

  • grade level meetings & parent programs

  • classroom visits,

  • mediation and, if needed,

  • referrals to outside agencies

  • Students are encouraged to set appointments with the counselor as needed and counselors may also initiate conversations if anyone raises concern about the academic, spiritual, emotional or physical well-being of a student. The guidance department of St. Francis de Sales sees every student 1 per semester. Additionally, the college counselor meets with every junior and senior at the start of the year to jump-start the process for college/ post-secondary planning.

Parents are strongly encouraged to contact their child's counselor with any academic or personal questions or concerns.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one or both of them.