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St. Joseph School provides a comprehensive guidance and counseling experience for students and families. The Guidance and Counseling Offices focus on the specific needs and concerns of the students and families, based on the grade level of the students.
Mrs. Teri Breeding
Mrs. Breeding graduated from St. Joseph in 1990 and went on to graduate from the University of Central Arkansas in 1995 with a B.S.E. in English, Secondary Education, and a minor in Psychology. She began teaching English at St. Joseph Catholic School in August 1996. Later she earned her M.S. Degree from U.C.A. in School Counseling. Mrs. Breeding has been a full-time high school counselor since August 2007.
Mrs. Breeding helps students transition into high school life as they shift their focus to post-secondary issues as well as college preparation. She plans proactively with student schedules to meet the long term college goals of each young adult, assisting with navigation of ACT/SAT testing, navigating the college application process, applying for scholarships, scheduling college campus visits and various other college prep activities.
Mrs. Breeding also serves as the curriculum coordinator and Dean of Students at the high school level.
Go To College!
Parents and students are encouraged to visit Mrs. Breeding’s home page on Edline at www.edline.net to access forms and detailed college prep information.
Life After High School: http://www.inarkansas.com/publications/arkansas-next
College Parents Central: http://www.collegeparentcentral.com/
Arkansas Career Planning: http://www.ark.kuder.com/#
Mr. Richard Walter
Mr. Walter graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1973, and went on to graduate from the University of Central Arkansas in 1978 with a B.S.E in Art Education and a minor in Social Studies. In May 2002 he received a M.S. in School Counseling. He has been employed at St. Joseph Catholic School since November 1997 as the School Counselor where he is available to all of the students, staff, and parents to help assist them in both their personal and educational needs.
The Counseling Department offers services for individual and small group counseling, consulting, coordinating, testing and referrals. Mr. Walter serves as the school’s Service Plan and Modified Academic Plan designee as well as the testing coordinator.
College Prep Testing
Freshmen: EXPLORE Test
Designed to help 9th grade students explore the world of possibilities open to them and make the most of their opportunities in high school and beyond. EXPLORE contains four tests-English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science and are consistent with, and should be seen as logical precursors to, the content and skills measured in PLAN and the ACT.
Sophomores: PLAN Test
The PLAN test is an important step toward making college a reality. It helps you and your son or daughter identify:
- Skills and knowledge they need to succeed in college
- Areas where they need extra help or additional courses
- Career areas that match their interests
- Provides an estimated ACT score-one of the best indicators of readiness for college
- Connects your son or daughter to more information about college and financial aid choices
Juniors: ASVAB Test
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is designed to help test takers learn about their interests, abilities, and personal preferences in relation to career opportunities, both military and civilian. It assesses aptitude in 5 career areas and is useful in making selection and placement decisions regarding college preparation.
Arkansas Governor’s School: http://www.hendrix.edu/ags/
Duke TIP Program: http://www.tip.duke.edu/
EXPLORE Sample Questions: http://www.act.org/explore/pdf/ExploreSample.pdf
Free ACT Prep: http://www.number2.com/exams/act/index.cfm
AR Virtual High School: http://arkansashigh.k12.ar.us/