Calendar of Activities for 2012-2013
The Counseling Services Department follows each student's progress from acceptance through graduation. Student's academic progress is monitored through online grades, report cards and progress reports, as well as through discussion with the student, faculty and parents, as needed. Counselors meet with each student to discuss school adjustment, course selection, career exploration and college decision-making. The Counseling Services Department also employs standardized testing to evaluate student's strengths and weaknesses.
Personal counseling is offered on an individual or group basis. Students, parents, faculty or administration can make referrals. Referral to outside agencies is available, if a student's issue is determined to be beyond the scope of the Counseling Services Department.
Services through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit include psycho-educational testing, study skills and tutoring.
Freshwomen focus is on time management, effective study habits, organizational techniques and adjustment to high school.
Sophomore year focuses on an introduction to career exploration through use of the Internet, the Occupational Outlook Handbook and other reference materials as well as workshops which address college and career choices.
Juniors begin the college process, exploring the Internet (available in Guidance Office), attend SAT prep seminars and create a college profile/junior resume. This process begins when students receive their college folders during workshops focusing on college majors and career choices.
Senior year begins with learning and applying the college admission procedures. These include writing effective essays, completing college applications, discovering the financial aid process and performing an intensive scholarship search.
The Counseling Services Department activities include hosting visits by college/university representatives, Financial Aid Information Nights, Career Day and individual speakers on related topics.
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Counseling Services Staff
Saint Basil Academy has as its primary goal the support and nurturance of our student body. In an effort to ensure that each student achieves her full potential, we offer academic support via the following:
|Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) Services:|
||Mrs. Roseanne Gale, Reading Specialist, 2 days each week,
(For reading comprehension, study skills, time management, organizational skills, and/or test preparation)
Ms. Jean Polak, Math Specialist, 2 day each week, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Jaime Slonim, School Psychologist, email@example.com
(For educational evaluations of students displaying attention issues, memory processing problems, organizational difficulties). To access the services of Ms. Slonim, please contact Ms. Splendor in the Counseling Services Department at 215-885-6951.
Mrs. Peg McHugh, Counselor, 2 days each week, firstname.lastname@example.org
The MCIU Services are available in the College Guidance Conference Room and the IU area, room 5.
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Peer Editors are available for help with editing research papers during 9th period and after school on designated days. The Writing Center operates under the auspices of the English Department.
At student or parent request, or at the suggestion of a student's teacher, a peer tutor may be assigned to help a student in one or more subjects where extra assistance is needed.
Teachers are available to provide support and clarification as needed before or after school, during break or a mutual free period.
When the extent of support required by the student is beyond the scope of the school day, professional tutoring may be suggested. Referrals to local individual and/or group tutoring sessions can be accessed by contacting Ms. Splendor in the Counseling Services Department at email@example.com or by phone at