Guidance Services

About The Guidance Department

The Ursuline High School Guidance Department provides a variety of pupil personnel services. The responsibility of the counselors is to provide guidance and counseling services to assist students in their personal, academic, career and college choices. All of the members of the department are professionally trained educators.

All counselors meet with every assigned student to assess the student’s personal development and offer their assistance. They monitor progress reports and failures. They see students at the request of teachers, parents, or students themselves. Professional guidelines of confidentiality are maintained in student-counselor contacts.

Beginning in the freshmen year, guidance counselors begin to work with all students concerning academic scheduling, progress, and future planning. The freshman/sophomore guidance counselor is Mrs. Lori Bagnola. At the conclusion of the sophomore year, students are transitioned to the junior/senior counselor, Miss Anne Cadle.

Beginning in the junior year and continuing throughout the senior year, counselors work closely with students on issues of college investigation, selection, and application. College news and scholarship bulletins are regularly published throughout the year. Mrs. Cadle also provides career guidance by assisting students through the use of evaluation instruments and instruction in the availability and use of textual and computerized career resources.

Faculty Profiles by Department

Specific guidance services include:
  • individual consultation with students for academic/personal support
  • Full time intervention specialist to assist students with academic/organizational deficiencies
  • assistance for students when exploring career options, including a mentor program
  • extensive assistance for students during the college admissions process with an emphasis on helping students select the college best suited to his/her career choice
  • presentations for parents regarding the college admissions process and financial aid
  • coordination of college scholarship and financial aid opportunities
  • assistance for students in determining yearly high school schedules
  • coordination of peer tutors and after school teacher assistance
  • administration of standardized test program
  • coordination of ACT/SAT prep classes and test registration
  • coordination of Ohio Graduation Test (IOWA testing) support services
  • recognition of students for local and national awards



There are no more scheduled visits for the 2017-2018 school year.


John Baylor Prep –

All juniors and seniors were equipped with log-in information to use on John Baylor Prep’s new website – OnToCollege. While JBP is being incorporated into the classroom to help students improve their ACT scores, it can also be used at home. JBP provides print-outs, videos, and online practice exams to help students reach their full potential on their next ACT!

Student Username: first initial, last name

Student Password: See Miss Cadle



This year Ursuline has incorporated the use of Naviance into the college search process. Naviance is an online comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals. All juniors and seniors have been equipped with a username and password and shown how to log in to their account. Certain features on Naviance that students are encouraged to use include the College Search, Build A Resume, and Career Inventory tool. Along with Drund, Naviance will be a site that Miss Cadle uses to update juniors and seniors on college representative visits and available scholarships.




Students who sat for the PSAT on October 11 should expect to receive their scores in mid-December from the guidance office.

ACT SuperCourse

The Ursuline Center in Canfield offers an ACT Supercourse five Sundays (13+ hours) this winter to help juniors prepare for the state-funded ACT exam that will be given to all 11th grade students on March 20. The cost of the exam is $199. Please call 330.755.2710 to register!


ACT Test Dates 2017 – 2018

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
December 9 November 3 November 4 – November 17
February 10 January 12 January 13 – January 19
April 14 March 9 March 10 – March 23
June 9 May 4 May 5 – May 18
July 14 June 15 June 16 – 22

*Practice booklets are available for free in the guidance office

**If you believe you are eligible for a fee waiver (free/reduced lunch student) please see Ms. Cadle for a form


Web Resources for Students & Parents

Most Popular Links


Personality and Career Assessment
Search for Colleges


Online Education Links


College Rankings


Two Year College Resources


Military Careers


Virtual Tours


What are my Chances at This School?


Testing Calendars


Health and Safety for Students


About the Different Tests


Test Prep Resources


Scholarship Search


Financial Aid Calculators


Financial Aid Links


For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students


Students With Disabilities


College Scholarship Opportunities