St.Charles Guidance Office
The St. Charles Guidance Office
The St. Charles Preparatory School Guidance Department includes three counselors, each of whom is assigned students from a specific grade level. Counselors provide guidance and support to maximize each student’s academic potential. In addition, they are always available to address career, leadership, personal and social development issues of each young man at St. Charles.
College Counseling – The St. Charles Preparatory School Guidance Department provides additional support to ensure that each of our men matriculate to the college of their choice upon graduation. Finding the right school can be a daunting prospect. The counselors are here to help make that process easier for our students and their families.
Office Phone: 614-252-8341 ext. 23
Junior and Senior Advisor
David Breckenridge (ext. 24)
Office Phone: 614-252-8341 ext. 24
Military and ROTC Applications
Office Phone: 614-252-8341 ext.18
Office Phone: 614-252-8341 ext. 16
Items addressed in the Guidance Office include: Announcements; Schedule of College Visits to St. Charles; College Fairs/Information Meetings in Central Ohio; College Open House Dates; Scholarships; and Financial Aid Forms
The counselors look forward to working with you and your son during his four years at St. Charles. Please feel free to call or meet with our staff at any time. Parents are also welcome to attend any of the presentations made by College Representatives here at St. Charles. The schedule of these visits is available via the Useful PDF links and periodic e-mail notices.
Transcripts & Counselor Recommendations – Students are encouraged to use the Common App whenever possible. This generates an electronic notification for us to submit your son’s transcript and any required Counselor Recommendations (be sure to use firstname.lastname@example.org for Mrs. DeVine). If you are applying to a school that does not accept the Common App, notify Ms. Smith, Guidance Office Secretary, to send the official transcript & Mrs. DeVine to submit the Guidance Counselor Recommendations.
When requesting letters of recommendation from the Guidance Office, teachers, or community members be sure to provide a minimum of a 10 day notice (2 – 3 weeks is preferable).
Provide each of the following with your requests:
1. Recommendation Request Form (copies in Guidance Office)
3. Your Autobiographical Information
4. Parent Questionnaire
SAT and ACT Scores – Collegeadmission tests must be sent to colleges directly from the College Board and ACT. Contact them directly about having your test results sent in order to complete that portion of the college application. When registering for the ACT include the Writing Test, if it is required by the college to which you are applying.
ACT Test Dates – www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html
SAT Test Dates – www.sat.collegeboard.com/register
CEEB Code is 361595 – This code identifies St. Charles Preparatory School to all colleges/universities and many other institutes and organizations. You must include this code when registering for the ACT or SAT to ensure that your test results are provided to St. Charles.
Common App – www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx
POLICY FOR ATTENDING PRESENTATIONS BY COLLEGE ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVES
Seniors – Each senior receives five passes to attend college presentations. Pick up passes from the Guidance Office when signing up for the college presentation and have your teacher sign the pass.
Juniors – Each junior also receives five passes to attend college presentations. Pick up passes from the Guidance Office to attend these sessions but juniors must have a parent’s signature on the pass along with their teacher’s signature.
All students regardless of grade level may attend any college presentation scheduled during lunch periods. Students are welcome to bring their lunch with them to these presentations.
Release from School for College Visits
Students are encouraged to make use of vacation and release days for personal college visits. Parents should notify the Main Office, if they are planning to visit a college on a regular school day to ensure that it is reported as an excused absence. Students are also encouraged to notify their teachers.