At Verbum Dei Jesuit High School students have access to counselors who provide academic, college/career, and social/emotional counseling.
The goal of the Counseling Department is to empower each student to examine his full potential during the high school years and to set personal and academic goals that will lead to his future success.
Verbum Dei Jesuit counselors support students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program in which students are encouraged and expected to become participants in their own growth.
Students are advised on basic course matriculation through their four-years during college counseling lessons. Students meet with a counselor 1:1 once a year to review their transcripts and select courses for the upcoming school year. Should students need additional support, they can reach out to their teachers directly or to their school counselor.
All faculty are required to be available for additional academic support during office hours before and after school.
The college counseling program consists of monthly classroom counseling lessons for 9th-11th grade students that create, promote, and inform a culture of college and career readiness for all students.
Seniors are enrolled in the College Access Program (CAP) class that meets weekly, where they create a comprehensive college list, apply for colleges, and apply for financial aid (FAFSA) with the guidance and support from professional college counselors, as well as learn post-graduation life skills.