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. Korie Jesse. At the conclusion of the sophomore year, students are transitioned to the junior/senior counselor, Mrs. Anne Kakavros.

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. Kakavros 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!

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to meet with representatives if they have interest in that particular college. Juniors are allowed two visits per school year, while seniors are allowed four. To meet with an admission representative, students must have a class excusal form signed by the teacher of the class they will be missing. Class excusal forms can be picked up from Mrs. Kakavros. For all visits, parents/guardians are also welcome to attend.
September 12 – Youngstown State University – Period 3

September 14 – Grand Canyon University – Period 1

September 18 – Allegheny College – Period 1

Septmeber 19 – Thiel College – Period 2

September 21 – Kent State University – Period 4
September 25 – University of Akron – Period 7

September 26 – The Ohio State University – Period 1

September 26 – Slipper Rock University – Period 6

October 1 – Walsh University – Period 2

October 1 – John Carroll University – Period 7

October 4 – University of Toledo – Period 4

October 9 – Cleveland State University – Period 2

October 9 – Duquesne University – Period 3

October 9 – Baldwin Wallace University – Period 6

October 15 – Eastern Gateway CC – Period 2
October 15 – Mercyhurst University – Period 6

October 15 – University of Dayton – Period 7

October 18 – Hiram College – Period 4

October 22 – St. Mary’s College (South Bend, IN) – Period 6

October 23 – Case Western Reserve University – Period 4

October 23 – Ohio Wesleyan University – Period 6

October 26 – Westminster College – Period 2

October 29 – Malone University – Period 2

October 29 – Chatham University – Period 4

October 30 – Canisius College – Period 3
October 30 – Ashland University – Period 4

October 31 – Ohio University – Period 2
November 5 – University of Mount Union – Period 3

November 20 – Savannah College of Art and Design – Period 6

This list will be updated as visits are scheduled throughout the end of November.

 

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 Mrs. Kakavros

PSAT

The PSAT will be offered on Wednesday, October 10 during periods 1-4 for interested sophomores and juniors. The price to register is $16. To sign up for the PSAT please give an envelope enclosed with the $16 to Mrs. Kakavros by Tuesday, September 11.

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 2018 – 2019

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
September 8 August 10 August 11 – August 26
October 27 September 28 September 29 – October 14
December 8 November 2 November 3 – November 19
February 9 January 11 January 12 – January 18
April 13 March 8 March 9 – March 25
June 8 May 3 May 4 – May 20
July 13 June 14 June 15 – June 24

*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 Mrs. Kakavros 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