St. John Vianney High School

School Counselors

Faculty who will support freshmen this 2019-2020 school year include: Mr. Adam Erickson (G-M) Mrs. Katie Holman (A-F), Mr. Bob Meyer (Q-Z), and Mrs. Tammy Ring, our Learning Consultant


Services

In the student's Freshman year, he will meet with his counselor one-on-one, at a minimum, twice a year.  The first scheduled meeting will occur in August/September in which the counselor will get to know the student by having an open discussion about the student's background, goals, as well as the results of their 8th Grade Explore Test Scores and Naviance Learning Style Profiler.  The second scheduled meeting will occur in January/February in which the counselor will discuss course options for the student's sophomore year.

Besides the two scheduled meetings, the counselor will meet with the student as needed to ensure the student is achieving personal, spiritual, and academic excellence.

In terms of registration, the 4-year planning guide is of great importance.  This guide will help students determine what classes are needed in their freshmen and sophomore years in order to achieve certain successes in their junior and senior years (Honors/AP/ACC Courses-see below for differentiated descriptions).

It is also important to understand the difference between Honors, AP, and ACC courses as you register for classes.  

  • Honors:  Each honors class is worth a .5 bump on the GPA scale (i.e. A=4.5).
  • AP:  Advanced Placement courses taught at Vianney are college level courses in which a student can receive college credit based on their exam score for that subject.  Students receive a .5 bump in GPA for this type of course.
  • ACC:  Advanced College Credit courses are college level courses taught at Vianney, in which the student can receive college credit while still in high school.  Students receive a .5 bump in GPA for this type of course.

 Calendar of important events

  • August - Freshman Student/Parent Meeting
  • August/September - First Meeting with Counselor: Meet and Greet
  • January/February - Second Meeting with Counselor: Registration/Course Selection
  • May - ASPIRE Testing

 


 College and Career Planning

Naviance:  https://student.naviance.com/stjohnvhs - Investigate career interests, research colleges, search for scholarship opportunities

Action Steps for Freshman Students:

  • Get Good Grades! 
  • Take Honors Classes (if possible)
  • Get Involved with Extracurricular Activities-Sports, Clubs, Music, etc.
  • Take on Leadership Positions
  • Volunteer
  • Take the ASPIRE Test
  • Explore Career Interests on Naviance Family Connection
  • Begin to Create a Resume 
  • Summer Camps/Programs