COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

News!



Mark your calendars:   2024 St. Louis Spring Regional College Fair   at Maryville University!

Date: Sunday, April 21

Time: 1:00 – 3:00

Location:  Simon Athletic Center, Maryville University  

 

Pre-register for the MOACAC fair at strivefair.com


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$5 voucher to use towards registration for a June or July 2024 ACT test date.

with the June test you can also purchase your question-and-answer key called the Test Information Release (TIR)

to help boost your test prep strategy. You can order your TIR for $9 off using promo code: JUNETIR.

Voucher Code: Summer5   -  voucher available until May 19, 2024 


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Registration for the spring ACT administration at Viz is now open

 

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As a reminder, the deadline to register for the ACT Prep Academy offered at Visitation is February 23, 2024 with classes beginning at 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. For more information about the ACT Prep Academy and to register, click here.



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College Admission Panel featuring:  Denison U, Miami U - OH, Mizzou, SLU & Vanderbilt

Hosted by : West County Private Schools Consortium 

Date: March 21, 2024

Time:  6:00 PM

Location: Villa Duchesne (Pavich Theatre) 


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COMPREHENSIVE COUNSELING PROGRAM

The Visitation Academy counselors work with students throughout their four years in the Upper School.  Services include: Academic planning, College and Career Exploration and Planning, Personal/Crisis Counseling and Standardized Test Coordination.

Counseling Department Student Services Coordinator:  Meghan Swaller 

mswaller@visitationacademy.org ; 314.625.9141


Mrs. Bodlovich: mbodlovich@visitationacademy.org

Mrs. Boyce: cboyce@visitationacademy.org

Mrs. Sparks: ssparks@visitationacademy.org

Ms. Verstraete: kverstraete@visitationacademy.org

Individual, group, and classroom counseling activities include but aren’t limited to:

Grade 9 

High School Orientation (August)

Freshmen Parent Meeting (September) 

Advisory meetings with Counselor Groups (on going)

Introduction to Career Planning and Exploration Tools

Learning Strategies and Study Skills workshops

Development of Four year Academic Plans and Individualized Course Selection

Standardized Testing - Pre ACT (October)


Grade 10

Sophomore Parent meeting (September)

Advisory meetings with counselor groups (on going)

Continued utilization of Career Planning/Exploration tools

Individual course selection meetings

Standardized testing - PSAT/NMSQT (October) 


Grade 11

Junior Parent Meeting (September)

College Advisory Program (small group sessions Dec - April) 

College Admissions and Essay Writing panels

Individual College planning meetings with families (Jan - Feb)

Individual course selection meetings

ACT Preparation Course (spring semester)

Standardized testing - PSAT/NMSQT (October) and ACT (April)


Grade 12

Senior Parent meeting in September for college planning

Individual appointments with seniors for college planning

College Advisory program - weekly sessions in Fall

College application and essay writing assistance

Activities to assist with the transition to college


ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS

 
Annual College Fair and Financial Aid Night in conjunction with West County Private High Schools Consortium 

Academic planning and support

Individual Personal and/or Crisis Counseling

Coordinate Advanced Placement (AP) Program and Exams

Coordinate SLU 1818 Advanced program dual credit course offerings

Social and Emotional Health Programming: CHADS, NAMI, Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Megan Meier Foundation, Social Media Safety, Distracted Driving

Coordinate College Representative visits to campus (100+ nationwide)


MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELING

 
Ashley Giljum agiljum@visitationacademy.org Middle School Counselor for 6-8. 

The Middle School Counseling Resource tile in the Viz Portal contains information related middle school counseling.