The St. Thomas Aquinas School Counseling Department is designed to provide guidance and counseling services to all enrolled students.  There are three certified counselors on staff who meet with their students both individually and in classroom sessions. Frequently covered topics include transition to high school, academic progress, career development, college admissions process, and all aspects of adolescent development and decision-making.

School counselors facilitate communication among students, their parents, teachers, and any college or community resource that may assist in furthering a student's growth.  St. Thomas Aquinas school counselors follow a general policy of confidentiality with students, except where the welfare of the student or others comes into question.  School counselors welcome students to drop in or make appointments.

In addition to keeping their pulse on each child’s overall transition into high school and the subsequent four-year journey, our School Counseling Department takes a very interactive and comprehensive approach to college counseling beginning in grade 9.  Grade level meetings with students facilitated by our experienced counselors assist STA students in getting an early start in the college planning process.

Below is an outline of the St. Thomas Aquinas’ approach to school counseling, an approach that includes wellness, balance, and success.

Guidance Counseling

 

Academic & College/Career Programming

STA Average Student to Counselor Ratio- 140:1

Average Surrounding School Student to Counselor Ratio- 250:1

Seniors

  • Senior College Boot Camp: August
  • 1:1 mandatory individual senior meetings: September-October
  • Financial Aid Night: September
  • College Info Night for Senior Parents: October

Juniors

  • UNH College Fair: October
  • Naviance Presentation for Junior Parents: October
  • PSATs: October
  • Junior Parent/Student Individual Meetings: November- March
  • College Round Table with Admissions Representatives: April

Sophomores

  • PSATs: October
  • 1:1 Mandatory Individual Sophomore Meetings: December-February
  • Naviance Introduction
  • Course Planning

Freshmen

  • 9th Grade Counseling Presentations: October
  • 1:1 Mandatory Individual Freshman Transition Meetings: October-November (Transition to High School, Course Planning, Concerns)

Please click here to view important dates pertaining to 11th and 12th grade students.

Please click here to view the 2019-20 ACT/SAT Test dates.

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Social/Emotional Programming

  • Trauma Informed Practice: Faculty and Community
  • R.E.A.C.T- Judge Broderick: Students
  • Individual Counseling (Problem-solving, Strategies)
  • Crisis Response
  • Prevention, Intervention, Post-vention 
Jill Mahan

Ms. Jill St. Laurent, Director of School Counseling
School Counselor, Students E-N
jstlaurent@stalux.org
603-609-1421

Mrs. Robin Durawa
School Counselor, Students O-Z
rdurawa@stalux.org
603-609-1422

Mrs. Mary Rice
School Counselor, Students A-D
mrice@stalux.org
 

Ms. Jessica Cummings
Center for Academic Achievement, Coordinator
jcummings@stalux.org
603-742-3206 ext. 5246

Important School Counseling Links

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2019-20 Profile
Graduates - Transcript Request Form