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

 

COLLEGE REP VISITS – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Date College Rep Visit Time
October 18 Saint Mary's College 1st Period
October 18 Baldwin Wallace University 3rd Period
October 18 Chatham University 6th Period
October 19 University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne IN) 2nd Period
October 20 Case Western Reserve University 7th Period
October 20 Thiel College 6th Period
October 27 Ohio University 2nd Period
October 30 Kent State University 6th Period
October 31 University of Toledo 3rd Period
November 1 John Carroll University Period 3
November 2 Cleveland State University Period 3
November 6 Mercyhurst University 6th Period
November 8 University of Cincinnati Period 4

If you would like to attend any visit please see Ms. Cadle for a class excusal form – no later than 2 days before the scheduled visit! Reminder: You can attend up to 4 visits!

 

John Baylor Prep – www.OnToCollege.com

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 @ursuline.com

Student Password: See Miss Cadle

 

Naviance

www.connection.naviance.com/ursulinehigh

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.

 

PSAT

 

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) in the fall to help students prepare for the December 9 ACT. The cost of the course depends on the enrollment (between $199 and $249). For more information and to register call 330.755.2710. Pamphlets for this course are also available on the bulletin board outside of Miss Cadle’s office.

 

ACT Test Dates 2017 – 2018

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
October 28 September 22 September 23 – October 6
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