Guidance at a Glance
The mission of the guidance department is to focus on both the academic and personal needs of each individual student. Academically, the department advises students in the selection of courses in preparation for college and professional life. Personally, the department helps students to understand themselves in relation to the world in which they live, to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, and to develop an ability to cope with and solve problems. This may be accomplished in an individual, small group or class setting. The members of the department recognize that educational, personal and social components contribute to the development of the whole individual.
Napoleon Guidance Year-By-Year
Grade 7 & 8 The guidance counselor meets with students both individually and in groups. We focus on organization, study skills, time management, peer relationships, stress management, career exploration, conflict resolution, bullying, and much more throughout the school year. The guidance counselor presents the guidance curriculum in the the classroom which allows the guidance counselor to get to know the students and make the students familiar with who their guidance counselor is. The students participate in activities on the various topics to help them maximize their academic and individual potential.
Grade 9 The focus of freshmen year is transition and adjustment. Initially students will meet in small group settings to provide an introduction to the guidance staff and services, address transition concerns and furnish an opportunity to meet other students. Throughout the year, guidance counselors will assist the student in developing positive study skills and facing the academic challenges of the high school curriculum. Additionally, the guidance counselor will provide support with social and emotional development and assist the student in becoming a member of the Holy Name Community.
Grade 10 During the sophomore year, the emphasis is on furthering academic success, fostering involvement in the Holy Name Community, career exploration and college preparation. With the assistance of the guidance counselor, to explore careers through personality and interest inventor. Additionally, the students will become more familiar with the college process and will take PSAT’s and participate in the HN SAT Prep Program. Guidance counselors will provide information, explanations and support as each student develops a personal college plan.
Grade 11 The emphasis of guidance services during junior year centers around the college search process. Students will work with their counselor to consider possible college majors and explore college choices. Also students are encouraged to meet with college representatives, attend college fairs and make college campus visits. Discussions on SAT/ACT Scores and improving academic standing will continue. Instructions on designing resumes with the use of Naviance will be provided as well.
Grade 12 Guidance services culminate with seniors participating in the college application process. The Year begins with a review of the transcript to check graduation requirements. The counselor and student will work together to confirm all components of the college application are in Naviance. This includes resume, recommendations, college essays, test scores and transcript. Additionally, they will develop an individual timeline for application submissions. Assistance for completing the common application , other applications and NCAA registration will be provided by the guidance staff.
Meet the Guidance Team
Director of Guidance/ All Student Athletes
Grade 9 (M-Z)
Grade 10 (M-Z)
Grade 11 (All)
Grade 9 (A-L)
Grade 10 (A-L)
Father James B. Flynn
Senior College Counselor