It is the goal of the college guidance program at Sacred Heart to educate students and families about the intricacies of the college search, application, and selection processes. This manifests itself in a comprehensive preparation program over the four high school years. In line with our five Sacred Heart goals, we help to empower our students to find the best fit for college placement. College is a place for students to grow personally in academics, in career planning, and in community involvement.
Students at Sacred Heart have the opportunity to meet with Ms. Ashley McGinnis, College Guidance Counselor, once during the six-day class cycle in a seminar style learning environment. Sacred Heart students take control of their college process early on, rather than find the college process taking control of them.
Freshmen are gently introduced to the college process with a focus on student success in academics and in extracurricular involvement with an emphasis on curriculum choice.
Sophomores focus on self-awareness regarding skills and interests along with decision-making. Students are encouraged to start a broad college search through college visits.
Juniors take the Strong Interest Inventory assessing strengths and passions. Time is allocated to career development. During the spring semester, students complete resumes, two college essays, meet with the college counselor for 1-1 planning meetings, and begin to finalize their college lists.
Seniors are actively finalizing materials for application submissions. Students maintain constant, open communication with the college counselor and teachers throughout the process for guidance.
NavianceNaviance is an online college and career readiness tool that helps to align student strengths and interests with post-secondary plans. Benefits of the program include career assessment inventories, resume documentation, and extensive scholarship and college search tools. Sacred Heart staff utilizes Naviance to coordinate the application process.
Ms. Ashley McGinnis
(610) 527-3915 ext. 266
Ms. Ashley McGinnis is the Upper School College Counselor. Ms. McGinnis is available to meet one-on-one with students and families to help facilitate the college process. College correspondence is communicated to families through Naviance as well as through the Upper School Weekly Newsletter emailed by Mrs. Theresa McCoy, Director of the Upper School.
College Admissions Representatives on Campus
The Sacred Heart College Guidance program aims to foster a strong rapport with all universities and colleges. During the 2015-2016 academic year, Sacred Heart welcomed admissions representatives from over 50 various universities and colleges to campus for the opportunity to meet with prospective Sacred Heart students.
If you are an admissions representative looking to schedule a fall visit to Sacred Heart, please sign up for a time slot using RepVisits Here or contact Ashley McGinnis, Upper School College counselor.