The Academic and College Counseling Center at Notre Dame Academy guide each students on her academic, college, and career goals. In freshman year, students meet the counselor who will help guide her all four years of high school. Through regular meetings, the counselors assist students with their academic program, social emotional learning, and guidance on their college aspirations. Students in the ninth and tenth grades explore their strengths and interests, allowing them to discover potential majors and career paths. In the upper grades, students discuss the college applications and admissions process. Individual meetings with parents regarding college planning are offered during the spring semester of junior year, and continue as needed during senior year. In addition, our counselors facilitate a two-day College Bootcamp before the start of senior year, allowing all seniors to get a head start on college applications, personal statements, and personal insight questions.
The Counseling Center uses Naviance to support students in preparing for the college application and admissions process, and has integrated Canvas as part of our counseling curriculum. Canvas enables us to track students’ progress, academic needs, personal goals, and college aspirations. It allows us to further engage with our students and share updates about the ever-changing college landscape.