The philosophy of the Jesuit High School Counseling Department is rooted firmly in the Jesuit concept of cura personalis, that is, to address the needs of each individual. Therefore, this comprehensive counseling program seeks to meet the personal, academic, college and career needs of our students.
Counselors disseminate information relevant to a student’s academic needs, thus enabling him to make sound and mature decisions regarding his performance and future planning. This includes information regarding course selection, graduation requirements, special placements, summer school, discussion and interpretation of standardized testing (PSAT, PreACT, SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Tests, ACT), study skills, behavior, motivation, Peer Tutoring, and Academic Probation monitoring.
JHS follows a comprehensive counseling model.
Counselors guide students through the college admissions process beginning freshman year and walk alongside them until they graduate senior year. Counselors work with students to build their knowledge of the college search, finding their fit, how to create the college list, planning for testing, financial aid and scholarships. Future planning is individualized to meet the needs of a student where he is and achieve his goals. The Sacramento Private and Parochial Schools College Fair, Jesuit Excellence Tour, College Information Night, and Paying for College Financial Aid events are hosted each fall. In addition, over 100 college admission representatives visit campus each fall to meet with interested students from all grade levels.
In the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, caring for the whole person, the Counseling Department at Jesuit High School includes a full-time Wellness Counselor on campus. In this section, you will find useful information and resources for a variety of topics on mental health, physical health and general wellbeing.
If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
For non-emergency mental health support:
- Call 988
- Text HELP to 741741