The guidance counseling program at Saint Michael exists to support our students in two, primary areas: first, as they make their journey through high school into adulthood; and, second, as they transition from high school to post-secondary education or the workforce. Our focus is on maximizing students’ intellectual, as well as spiritual, physical and emotional, facilities, ultimately to prepare them to become productive members of society.
A core component of the SMHS counseling program focuses on assisting students with the exploration, research, and selection of post-secondary educational opportunities at two- and four-year colleges and universities, or career development for those who choose not to pursue a college education immediately after high school. In all cases, the administration and faculty who comprise the guidance team take an active role in this process, beginning in the students’ freshman year, by holding periodic meetings and/or career events to address the various options available to students upon their graduation from Saint Michael. Additionally, guidance members work with students to prepare them for standarized testing (PSAT/NMSQ, SAT, ACT, ASVAB), and to map out college and/or career options.
Saint Michael graduates enjoy a fine reputation among many colleges and universities across the country. To date, our graduates have been accepted by the following well-respected schools:
- Auburn University
- Christendom College
- Christopher Newport University
- College of William & Mary
- Drexel University
- George Mason University
- High Point University
- James Madison University
- Marymount University
- Mount St. Mary’s University
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
- Roanoke College
- Rutgers University
- Seton Hill University
- The Catholic University of America
- University of Charleston (WV)
- University of Dallas
- University of Mary Washington
- University of Richmond
- University of Virginia
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech)
- Germanna Community College
Students foregoing college after graduation have chosen careers in the armed forces to include enlistment in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps.
As of June 2011, members of the Class of 2011 have been offered scholarships totaling more than $660,000.
For additional information on the Guidance and College Counseling program at Saint Michael, please contact 540.548.8748.