Guidance Counseling

High School Guidance Counseling Office

The high school guidance counseling office offers a variety of support services to students and families. The primary role of the guidance counselor is to be an advocate for students’ academic, emotional needs. Academic counseling also ensures that students understand and achieve Faith Academy course requirements and are prepared for their next steps after graduation.

Students and families may address concerns or questions by email or by visiting the Guidance Counselor’s office located inside the high school office. Appointments may be arranged by email at ‘[email protected]’.

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

Academic Advising

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.

Standardized Testing

The guidance counseling office is responsible for arranging and administering standardized tests to students. Every grade 11 student, as well as interested grade 10 and 11 students, take the PSAT in October. In addition, the Guidance Counselor assists students in registering for the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and other externally administered tests.