How We Help Students

 

Our Mission

The Marian High School Counseling Program is dedicated to enabling all students to experience educational success by providing counseling in the areas of academic, career, and citizenship development; counseling to help students overcome challenges that interfere with learning; and advocacy for an environment that supports high achievement for all students. Through the school counseling program, students become successful learners, responsible citizens, and productive members of society.

The Counseling Department fulfills its mission by offering college advising, career discernment tools, academic support/tutoring and accommodations for varied learning pathways, and personal counseling in times of need.

The Four Cornerstones of the Marian Counseling Department

Academic

From the moment of enrollment, counselors review a student’s academic record to establish a four year college preparatory plan. Beginning freshman year we meet individually and in small groups to review academic progress and college preparation. Throughout each of the four years we review and monitor each student’s transcript in light of graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, and recommendations.
Further, we work with teachers, students and parents regarding student academic progress. We advise students for study skills and tutoring opportunities. Students with documented personal and academics needs are served through the Learning Strategies Center.

College

As a college preparatory school, Marian provides a comprehensive college counseling program. The counselors provide information regarding college selection, admissions, financial aid, and majors. We administer national pre-college exams to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors; conduct College Process Evenings for parents of sophomores, juniors, and seniors; meet individually and in small groups yearly with all students regarding all facets of the college process.
Additionally, we maintain close communications/relationships with college admission officers across the country; facilitate personalized college tour groups for our students; host numerous on-campus visitations by college admission representatives throughout the year. As part of the college admission process, we provide guidance in understanding and applying for financial aid, including the College Process Evening for senior parents in the fall.
Marian uses Naviance which supports a college-bound culture by encouraging students to explore post-secondary educational options and organizing the college application process. Based upon our relationship with each student and using the information gained through Naviance, we are able to personalize the college application process and discernment of college choices.

Career

Beginning freshman year, we coordinate career exploration through Naviance Student, ACT, and College Board. We develop and maintain sources of information regarding college majors and careers.

Personal

As advocates and guides, we facilitate the total development of each student’s self-esteem, sense of purpose, problem-solving abilities, and spirituality in light of Gospel values. We foster positive communication between students, teachers, and parents; provide crisis intervention and community referrals for personal issues, as needed.
Our Communication Tools

Blackboard Messages
The Marian School Counseling office is no longer sending information through the Blackboard Connect system. Please refer to the many web pages found within the School Counseling section of the Marian High School website for information and updates.

Marian Website Pages

The Counseling Department pages found within www.marianhs.org hold valuable information about topics under the four cornerstones of our mission. The counselors recommend students and parents read through these pages that can answer many common questions, then call the Counseling Office for further information as needed.

Counseling Calendarcounseling calendar CTA
The Counseling Office maintains a calendar of events which can conveniently be found on the school homepage. A free subscription service can be found on the calendar page to merge all counseling calendar events into a personal calendar in order to stay up-to-date on all Marian Counseling Office events.
 
Contact Us!

The Marian Counseling Department hosts its own telephone and fax numbers to enable more direct communications with students and families. 

Marian Counseling Department
tel:    574.258.7664
fax:   574.258.7666

How do I visit my counselor?

How do I visit my counselor?

To see a counselor, stop by the Marian Counseling Office. Most quick questions or issues can be resolved on the spot. Others may require an appointment, which can be made at that time. We love our student visits!

Parents are welcome to call the office to make an appointment to discuss student academics. It is important to remember that the school counselors encourage students to take responsibility for their own educational planning and advise parents to allow their students to develop this important life skill.