School Counseling Department
Caring for each student as an individual is one of the goals of the School Counseling Department. The counselors serve the needs of the students in the areas of academic, career, and personal counseling. The Jesuit Academy students have a dedicated counselor, Ms. Sarah Kost-Cox. In high school, the student's school counselor will change if he attended the Academy. A student may also make an appointment with his counselor at any time. Parents are also encouraged to contact their son's counselor should the need arise. During a student's junior year, he will be assigned a College Counselor in addition to his School Counselor.
The students at U of D Jesuit High School and Academy are high-achieving learners who graduate well prepared to meet the challenges and high expectations of the 21st century college student. All students participate in a rigorous curriculum and have high-quality opportunities for self-directed personal growth supported by a comprehensive school counseling program that bridges the gap between what is taught in the core curriculum and the skills necessary for success in school, college, the work place and your son’s life. In other words, the U of D Jesuit guidance curriculum addresses self-knowledge, academic development, school success and skills, career and post-secondary planning, life skills, and Ignatian spirituality – the hallmark of Jesuit Education.
The mission statement of the school counseling program at U of D Jesuit is to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program centered on an engaging curriculum that encourages the highest level of student achievement through their growth in academic, career and personal/social domains. In partnership with the teachers, administrators, parents and the community, the school counselors will assist the students in becoming successful lifelong learners and problem solvers.