Guidance Services

  • Registers and schedules new students

  • Provides records and evaluates existing records

  • Maintains cumulative records and transcripts

  • Distributes and explains subject choice sheets to students in grades 8 - 11

  • Works on master schedule along with principal

  • Schedules students into classes requested

  • Distributes schedules to teachers and students

  • Plans teacher conferences with concerned parents or teachers

  • Figures grade point averages and distributes these to students at end of grades 9 through 12

  • Sends transcripts for seniors to colleges

  • Writes and sends letters of recommendation, mid-year reports, and college applications for seniors

  • Plans financial aid meetings for senior parents and distributes information about the application process for college

  • Administers and interprets the PSAT, PLAN and NEDT

  • Sets up administration of ASVAB and interprets scores when they are returned

  • Administers united ACTs for special need students

  • Supervises ordering and distribution of standardized testing in grades 2-12

  • Distributes testing packets for the ACT and SAT

  • Provides students with information for summer school or correspondence courses and serves as supervisor

  • Provides for walk-in and referral guidance counseling sessions

  • Maintains list of counseling services available for referrals

  • Provides necessary information of students for Youth Court and other local agencies

  • Maintains college information files

  • Maintains NCAA Clearinghouse information files for athletes

  • Distributes local and national scholarship information

  • Collects and verifies scholarship information

  • Helps with the selection process for several local scholarships

  • Organizes and conducts annual awards night

  • Maintains averages for National Honor Society

  • Acts as a senior sponsor which involves planning graduation ceremony, ordering diplomas, caps and gowns and honor cords

  • Acts as a liaison between parents, students, and faculty concerning academic problems.

  • Attends regional meetings to stay current on changes with the ACT and SAT

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ACT Dates

Cathedral's High School code (CEEB)  252-097

    Test Date            Registration by       Late Fee Required

September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015

August 8-21, 2015

October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015

September 19 – October 2, 2015

December 12 2015 November 6, 2015

November 7–20, 2015

February 6, 2016 January 8, 2016

January 9–15, 2016

April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016

March 5–18, 2016

June 11, 2016 May 6, 2016

May 7–20, 2016

   

 

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Scholarships & Grants

 

Scholarships:

Luckyday Program- Both USM and Ole Miss have Luckyday scholarships available to incoming freshmen.  Please see Mrs. Daggett for information on both scholarships or go to each school’s websites. 

ESF Scholarships- Scholarship essay competition and ESF Freebies are available through ESF.  Go to:  www.esfweb.com for information.  One $500 scholarship is given away monthly.

Harvard University  Harvard is launching a new program to provide free tuition for honor students from families making $60,000 or less a year.  For more information: www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call the financial aid office:  (617)495-1581.

Millsaps College  Millsaps is pleased to announce that all Mississippi students admitted to Millsaps will now qualify for the Mississippi Legacy Scholarship worth $3000 a year.

Best Buy Scholarship Program  This is open to all students in grades 9-12.  You need good grades and community service or work experience.  For information:  www.bestbuy.com/scholarships  or www.at15.com.

FAFSA  Senior parents, please remember to file your FAFSA beginning after Jan. 1.  You may go online to www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Please make sure you go to this free website.  There are others which are similar that charge a fee.  Don’t be fooled. 

 

 

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