Academics

High School Guidance

As part of a Jesuit, Catholic, college preparatory school, the Guidance Department is dedicated to the care and development of each student. Counselors support students with academic and personal counseling throughout their years at BC High, and focus on assisting students as they make decisions that will affect their education.

Caring for the Whole Person

In each grade, students are provided with appropriate academic and personal advising to ensure they have an optimal experience at the high school and are prepared for college. Members of the department offer academic counseling that deals with the student's practical needs including:

  • Connecting students to academic support resources
  • Advising students on student/teacher relationships
  • Supporting students and families through challenging situations and decisions
  • Explaining the course selection process
  • Advising students on peer relationships
  • Providing Career information
  • Advising students through the college selection process

Additionally, the Guidance department provides personal counseling on a short-term basis to enhance a student’s knowledge and acceptance of self, as well as to support him in understanding issues and solving problems. The department furnishes referrals for students and families to outside counseling agencies if the need for more lengthy or specialized services should arise.

Thomas '16

"I definitely believe that one of the advantages of going to BC High is the school counselors, and how much they care about the student, and how involved they are in a student's life."