College and Academic Advising

At St. Mary's Academy, the counselors work to implement a comprehensive guidance program that promotes the exploration of college and career goals. Students at St. Mary's are enrolled in courses that meet the CSU/UC requirements. Beginning in freshman year and every year after, students are exposed to a rigorous curriculum that prepares them for college.  The counselors closely monitor students academic progress and work with each student and family through the college admission process. The counselors assist with college research, applications, essays, major and career exploration, and financial aid and scholarships from the beginning of their freshman year and throughout their senior year.  The counselors provide hands-on and individualized guidance to help the students decide where she will be academically challenged, comfortable, and successful.

Programming includes:

  •     Weekly college admission representative visits
  •     College tours by grade level
  •     Naviance access for each student
  •     Financial aid presentations
  •     Bi-yearly Career Day
  •     Periodic on-site college fairs
  •     Grade-level college readiness presentations
  •     College & financial aid workshops
  •     Alumnae presentations
  •     Parent/guardian conferences
  •     Advising
  •     Tutoring