Attention Families of Seniors!
SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on Thursday, September 8th at 5:30 for our Financial Aid Night for senior families. This evening presentation helps families navigate through the financial aid process. Emphasis is placed on how to apply for aid and the types of aid available. Funding options, scholarship searches and the importance of deadlines are also discussed. Attendees will receive a copy of the Financial Aid Insider.
SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on Thursday, September 8th directly after our Financial Aid presentation for our Senior College Night presentation at 6:30 for senior families. This session is intended to educate high school senior families about the college admission process. Whether you need a quick refresher after the summer or whether this is the first time you are thinking about college applications, you will find this session helpful.
Please note that these presentations will be held back to back virtually via zoom. You can attend both or just one session! A sign up link will be coming soon to register for these presentations. Please contact Angela Devoid, School Counselor at email@example.com with any questions! We hope you can join us.
Meet Our Team!
Angela Devoid, M.Ed. Julie Schneider, Ph.D. Jessica Cummings, B.S.
The St. Thomas Aquinas School Counseling Department provides guidance and counseling services to all students. As a Catholic, college prep school, two of our goals are to be able to meet the recurrent and spontaneous needs of students, while helping them form their vison for future aspirations.
Ms. Angela Devoid, a licensed counselor, brings experiences in both the high school and college level, with a particular interest in working with students on their post-secondary searches and plans. She holds a Master of Education from the University of New Hampshire and her Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from the University of New England. Ms. Devoid works primarily with juniors and seniors and helps them navigate through the college application process.
Dr. Julie Schneider holds her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and brings a wealth of experience in counseling in both the private and public sectors. Her experiences include high school counseling and administration. Well-traveled in South America and other parts of the world, Dr. Schneider holds her Ph.D. and Master of the Arts from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and her Bachelor of Arts, highest honors, from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Schneider works primarily with freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (but also seniors) and provides guidance and support around any school-related issues, and social and emotional health.
Jessica Cummings manages STA's Center for Academic Achievement, an area where students can find additional academic support.
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 Counselors take a very interactive and comprehensive approach to college counseling beginning in grade 9. Grade level meetings with students assist STA students in getting an early start in the college planning process.
The College Insider: Please click here to view the College Insider: a comprehsnsive guide for applying to college.
Financial Aid Night
On Wednesday, September 22, School Counseling hosted a Financial Aid Night with Cindy Mills, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at the University of New Hampshire. For those who were unable to attend (or for those would like to review the presentation), you can view the recorded event by clicking here.
ATTENTION COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES! Admission Counselors can now use RepVisits to sign up for visits to St. Thomas Aquinas. Appointments are available Monday through Friday at 2:15, and can be made online at https://counselorcommunity.