Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy
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School Counseling

The Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Academy Guidance Department assists students in a caring and supportive environment as they develop into young adulthood. By helping students explore their strengths and challenges and plan for their post-secondary years, counselors empower students to explore and map their world. The Guidance Department works as a liaison between students, parents, teachers, administrators and support staff to facilitate the success of each student.

The purpose of the Guidance Department is to support the educational/spiritual goals of the school by assisting students in understanding themselves and adjusting to the realities of life situations. Students must recognize that they have the responsibility for their own choices and actions.

The complete education program seeks to promote early college and higher education planning and preparation. This is done through the use of Naviance, Group Guidance presentations, individual meetings with students and parent-guidance nights.

FRESHMAN YEAR

  • Introduce Naviance
  • Assist with transition to high school
  • College, career and interest exploration
  • Freshman interview
  • Personal and social support, as needed
  • Monitor academic progress
  • Conduct parent conferences
  • Plan educational goals
  • Schedule for sophomore year

SOPHOMORE YEAR

  • Classroom Naviance lessons
  • Standardized test administration
  • Conduct parent conferences
  • Monitor academic progress
  • Individual counseling, as needed
  • Personal and social support, as needed
  • Schedule for junior year

JUNIOR YEAR

  • PSAT Preparation
  • PSAT administration
  • Monitor academic progress
  • Classroom Naviance lessons
  • Conduct parent conferences
  • Individual counseling, as needed
  • Personal and social support, as needed
  • Advise students about SAT/ACT testing dates
  • Coordinate college visits
  • Schedule for senior year

SENIOR YEAR

  • Use of Naviance for college applications
  • Monitor academic progress
  • Assist students with college application process
  • Provide financial aid and scholarship information
  • Coordinate college visits
  • Personal and social support, as needed
  • Individual counseling, as needed
  • Conduct parent conferences

For more information or any questions you may have please contact Mr. Will Pituch, Vice-President of Academics and Student Affairs, at William.Pituch@prep-villa.com.

Mary Hammer

Mary Hammer

Class of 1978
Titles: Act 89 School Counselor, Northwest Tri-County IU5
Degrees: B.A., M.S.
Locations: Cathedral Prep
Departments: Guidance
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 814-453-7737 ext 2287
Ashlee Mook

Ashlee Mook

Titles: Freshman Counselor
Locations: Cathedral Prep, Villa Maria Academy
Departments: Guidance
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: (814) 453-7737 ext. 2233
Jean Petersen

Jean Petersen

Class of 1988
Titles: Act 89 School Counselor, Northwest Tri-County IU5
Degrees: M.S. IU5
Locations: Villa Maria Academy
Departments: Guidance
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 814-838-2061 ext 3240
Laura Phelps

Laura Phelps

Titles: Registrar
Locations: Cathedral Prep
Departments: Guidance
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 814-453-7737 ext. 2262
Alissa Pyle

Alissa Pyle

Titles: Guidance Counselor
Locations: Villa Maria Academy
Departments: Guidance
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: (814) 838-2061 ext. 3230
Mia Sanner

Mia Sanner

Titles: Guidance Counselor
Locations: Cathedral Prep
Departments: Guidance
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: (814) 453-7737 ext. 2231
Marianne Stuckert

Marianne Stuckert

Titles: Registrar
Degrees: M.S.
Locations: Villa Maria Academy
Departments: Guidance
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 814-838-2061 ext 3446