School and college counseling is important to the success of Providence students. The school counseling team provides assistance with personal, academic, career, and college counseling.
College counseling is introduced at the 9th grade level through classroom guidance lessons. Ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), while in-depth college counseling is done with juniors and seniors. All juniors and seniors are expected to take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) to help with advisement about college choices.
Opportunities are provided for juniors and seniors to meet with visiting college admission representatives. The college counselors offer a browsing library of college catalogs and videos and other materials that students may access. The counseling team strives to match students with the college or university that is most suited to their interests and goals. During the second semester of their junior year, students meet with a counselor who will work with them in a highly individualized manner, assisting them with every facet of the college admission process.
Career counseling begins in the eighth grade at Providence with classroom guidance lessons geared toward career exploration. High school students in grades 9-12 will have in depth career exploration and counseling through follow-up consultations after the PSAT tests to discuss the results of the career interest inventory sections.
The College Counseling web site is designed to complement this personal relationship, providing parents and students with additional information regarding the college admission process. The site also offers links to diverse internet resources to assist students and parents with topics ranging from college searches and financial aid to testing and athletic recruiting.
Students and their parents are always welcome to use the services of the counseling staff. The Counseling Office looks forward to working with you during this special time. We can be reached by phone at (904) 223-5270.