College counseling is guidance in preparing for and learning about college, making appropriate college choices, applying for admission and financial aid, deciding among options, and making the transition to college life. It takes place throughout all four years of high school.
Holy Family High School encourages each student to seek a college or university that will challenge him/her intellectually and emotionally. Our primary intent is to ensure that each graduate is admitted to a quality school which will best suit his/her needs.
The college application process can be intense and lengthy. It can also be confusing and anxiety ridden. It is a time when you are asked to evaluate yourself in ways you may not have done before. It is a time when you will be making important life decisions that will affect who you become in the future. It is important that you are open to learning throughout the process and willing to ask and listen to where God is calling you to go next.
The decision where to attend college is a personal one. Though the final decision involves your parents, the work involved is YOUR responsibility. This manual was prepared to provide you with answers to questions you might have as you go through this process. The more you know, the better you are able to take control and the greater likelihood that you will make informed and appropriate decisions.
In making college choices, students are encouraged to seek the greatest challenge, select the best opportunities, explore new horizons, and look for the right “fit”. Remember, God has a plan for your life. Through prayer involve Him in your decision making and trust that He is working all things for your good.
While you ultimately make these decisions, remember that there are people ready and willing to assist and guide you. Do not be afraid to ask questions and seek help when you need it
HF Counselors: A-K, Jeff Gonsalves-McCabe; L-Z, Lisa Doroff
HF College Counselors: A-K, Jacquie Phillips; L-Z, Will Wilson