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 by providing information on the college search, testing, financial aid and scholarships. The Sacramento Private and Parochial Schools College Fair, Jesuit Excellence Tour and Case Studies Evening, College Information Night, and Financial Aid Information Night are hosted on campus each fall. In addition, over 120 college admission representatives visit campus each fall to meet with interested students.