Frequently Asked Questions
The role of the Personal/Academic Counselor at Saint Ignatius is to assist students in their personal and academic needs over their four years Saint Ignatius career by:
- Communicating between multiple parties including student, parents, teachers and administration.
- Assist students in their scheduling process during their early Spring semester
- Supporting students and their families with personal and crisis needs Working closely with support services, referrals and assessments
The role of a College Counselor at Saint Ignatius is to advise students and their families through the college research and application process starting at the tenth grade level lasting through graduation.
Students can initiate a counseling appointment by visiting the Counseling Center, on the second floor, to request an appointment in person or fill out a paper form to request an appointment if your counselor is not available at that time. A student can also email their counselor to request an appointment.
Please note: Counselors may take up to 48 hours to respond to an appoitnment request.
Family Connection, created by Naviance, is a web based program that provides a foundation for our entire counseling program. Students are asked to complete various tasks depending on their grade level through their Family Connection account. These tasks include: Learning Style Inventory, Personality Type Assessment, High School Course Scheduling and Planning, Standardized Test Practice and various College Search and Application features. As each student progresses through high school, information such as unweighted GPA and standardized test scores are included on the student’s account. The only information accessible to individual students and parents is their personal data. Otherwise, individual student information is kept confidential.
Family Connection provides a comprehensive tool for meaningful communication between students, parents and the SI counselor. Students and parents should make a habit of viewing the Family Connection homepage. Monthly updates and announcements are included for each grade level. Parents with more than one student at St. Ignatius are able to view the homepage for each child’s grade level by selecting the student name from a drop down menu. All forms and instructions provided to students by the Counseling Department may also be found on Family Connection.
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Students should take a set of tests in the spring of the Junior year and retest in the Fall of their senior year. Juniors can begin to register for their exam July prior to their Junior year. We recommend that each student take the SAT Reasoning Test and/or the ACT Plus Writing once in the spring, then repeat the test once or twice in the Fall of Senior year. In addition students should take at least two SAT Subject tests in the spring of junior year (students can take it earlier pending on their superiority of the subject matter). Since the SAT Subject tests are content based, June, when the class is complete, is often the best time to take a subject test.
Check your campus for specific subject requirements for majors and campuses.
- You will have a Resource Period throughout the week. Go to the Resource room to receive assistance.
- Seek out assistance from your teacher.
- CSF tutors are available for peer tutoring. See Ms. Quattrin.
- Go to the Learning Center during their office hours:
- Monday - Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Fridays: during school hours