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Guidance & Counseling

 

Welcome to the Guidance Department and Learning Center at

St. John Vianney High School

 

Vision

At St. John Vianney High School, through the collaboration of the guidance curriculum, leadership center, faculty, staff and community, young men learn and possess academic, social, emotional, and critical thinking skills that will prepare them for collegiate, career and life-long learning. All students participate in grade level appropriate lessons that provide them the knowledge to both obtain and attain personal and spiritual growth.  

 

Mission

St. John Vianney High School counseling and leadership center is dedicated to advocating on behalf of our young men academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually to provide an inclusive and fully implemented guidance curriculum rooted in the Catholic Marianist Tradition.

 

Beliefs

St. John Vianney School Counselors believe:

  • All students can achieve high academic standards that will result in college and career success.
  • In creating equity for knowledge and diverse opportunity to a college preparatory curriculum.
  • Integrity and character development parallels academic achievement.
  • Analyzing data is essential to the development of our comprehensive guidance curriculum translating to student success.

We are available to help students...

  • develop study skills and test-taking strategies
  • make appropriate choices for his high school classes
  • prepare for important standardized tests, including the freshman Explore test, sophomore Plan test, junior PSAT, and the ACT or SAT
  • understand and resolve relationship issues with family, friends, or classmates, including bullying or "fitting in."
  • achieve academic success by acting as a liaison with parents and teachers
  • identify careers that fit his interests and personality
  • investigate the best college choices given his goals and abilities
  • get ready for college and the working world

While there are a number of scheduled times a student will meet with his counselor, we encourage Griffins to initiate contact anytime a guidance department member may be of assistance.

 

For Griffins With Learning Differences

Vianney works with many Griffins who learn differently from their peers.  Our learning consultant is available to assist Griffins with diagnosed learning differences or diagnosed ADHD.  These Griffins often are eligible to have more time to take tests, or to have tests read aloud to them.

Please contact the Guidance Office at 314.965.4853, ext. 148, to speak with Tammy Ring, our Learning Consultant, for more information.