Our group guidance program provides resources and support for students throughout their years at St. John's. Highlights of the program appear below.
The group guidance program for grades 6, 7 and 8 includes grade-level workshops, as well as smaller presentations run in conjunction with school counselors and faculty advisors. Topics for these workshops may include making the transition to the Prep Middle School to readiness for high school, personal wellness, leadership, and multiculturalism and diversity.
- Freshman Year: making the transition to a new school; planning a four year academic program; learning tolerance and acceptance; practicing stress management and coping techniques; understanding the PSAT 9.
- Sophomore Year: self-evaluation; understanding aptitude vs. achievement; using Naviance/Family Connection to search online for career and college information; reviewing the importance of the PSAT and other standardized tests.
- Junior Year: planning the college search process; searching online for college admissions information; writing an effective résumé; organizing college visits; practicing interview techniques; preparing for the PSAT, SAT and ACT.
- Senior Year: keeping college admissions simple; evaluating early decision and early action options; using the Internet to apply to college; reviewing college degree requirements; sharing reflections from past Prep graduates.