Academic & Guidance Counseling Office
The high school counseling office offers a variety of support services to students and families. The primary role of the counselor is to be a student advocate for academic, social, and emotional needs. Academic counseling also ensures that students understand and achieve Faith Academy course requirements and are prepared for their next steps after graduation. If you have concerns or questions, you can arrange an appointment by email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or by phone ( 651.7100 loc. 609 ). Students can stop by any time they are available during the school day.
The High School Guidance Counselor is Involved in:
- Welcoming new students to high school
- Assisting families with academics as students transfer in and out of Faith Academy
- Advising families on schooling options during furloughs and other times away from Faith Academy
- Liaising between families, faculty, and the student support staff
- Assisting and responding to students with academic and social difficulties
- Connecting students and families to desired resources
- Ensuring high school students are meeting graduation requirements
- Arranging the high school schedule to ensure all necessary courses are available
- Communicating with universities and colleges on behalf of students
Each year, the counselor advises students about academic course offerings and requirements. Students in grades 11 and 12 are each met with individually to help plan course selections and make decisions preparing them for their years after Faith Academy. Students in grades 9 and 10 are met with in groups – and individually as needed – to discuss academic plans and ensure proper course choices are being made.
The counseling office is responsible for arranging and administering standardized tests to students. Each year, every student in grades 9 and 10 is given the Terra Nova, a standardized test provided by ACSI through CTB/McGraw-Hill. Every grade 11 student, as well as interested grade 10 students, take the PSAT each October. In addition, the counseling office assists students in registering for the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and other externally administered tests.