Guidance and Counseling

Dominican’s Guidance and Counseling Department work with each student and family to help navigate the academic, personal, social, and emotional experiences that occur throughout the teenage years.  Our program is designed to be proactive and always focuses on the total growth of the student.

Our guidance and counseling team provide 1:1 meeting opportunities for all families each year, and are available to meet outside of these specific meeting times as needed.  Our guidance and counseling department provide services and support in the following major areas:

College Services

Our Guidance and Counseling Department has created an extensive 4-year college plan for each student that will begin freshmen year with some light college research and will end senior year with a student choosing which college they will attend.  Specific information regarding our College Research and Application Program can be found on our College Research Home Page.

Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement at Dominican occurs in two intentional ways;

  1. Each February students will have the opportunity to sit with their counselor to discuss schedule options for the following school year
  2. During the course of the school year students are able to discuss academic concerns/ planning with their counselor. Counselors are able to make suggestions for improving a student’s current achievement level through a variety of strategies.

 

Social-Emotional/Mental Health Counseling and Guidance

Our guidance team is available during the school day for any student who may be struggling with a variety of stressors.  Students are free to seek out a counselor at any time during the school day.  We encourage parents to pass along any concerns they may have with their students as this will better help us to serve that student.  Here are some links that are available for families in need of support outside of the school day:

  • RedGen is a resource for families that are looking for information regarding teenage mental health services as well as resources on how to help your student navigate high school http://www.redgen.org/
  • Psychiatric Crisis Line
    Hotline available 24/7.
    Provides immediate emergency counseling and referral information.
    414-257-7222

Standardized Testing

The Dominican High School Testing Program aligns with the ACT standardized test.  Students at Dominican will follow the following testing sequence:

Freshmen Year:  Practice ACT
Sophomore Year: Practice ACT
Junior Year: Practice ACT or PSAT in the fall and a live ACT in February
Senior Year: Students may choose to take the ACT but it is not mandated

In addition to the tests listed above, students in our Advanced Placement (AP) classes will take the AP test for that class at the end of the school year.  More information on AP testing can be found here https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home  For information on AP classes offered at Dominican please click here.

Here are some helpful links;

 
Free on line Test Prep:

 
Other test prep options that have a cost associated with them:

 

Meet Our Counselors

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Dean of Students and School Counselor

Mr. Vincent Murray
(414)-332-1170 Ext. 160
vmurray@dominicanhighschool.com

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Director of Guidance & Counseling

Mrs. Diana Stellhorn
School Counselor for Seniors, Juniors M-Z, Sophomores M-Z
(414)-332-1170 Ext. 142
dstellhorn@dominicanhighschool.com

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School Counselor

Ms. Lindsey Price
School Counselor for Freshmen, Sophomores A-L, Juniors A-L and International Students
(414)-332-1170 Ext. 141
lprice@dominicanhighschool.com

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Registrar

Mrs. Rachel Garry
(414)-332-1170 Ext. 140
rgarry@dominicanhighschool.com