Guidance

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Guidance Department

The Guidance Department consists of five full-time counselors. Each counselor is assigned to a particular grade level. The guidance counselors are available to students, parents, and teachers in order to best assist in the total development of the young men at Brother Martin. Additionally, for students who are in need of specialized assistance, referral services are available through their counselor.

The guidance personnel are available on a regular basis for student consultation. These meetings will form the basis for the different types of counseling services available. Students, parents, and teachers are most welcome at any time to initiate contact with the appropriate counselor for help.


Standardized Testing

The Guidance Department administers a comprehensive standardized testing program. The results of these tests are provided to students and available to parents upon request. The testing program includes:

Test Name
Grade Level
Explore
8th Grade
PLAN
Freshman
PLAN or PSAT
Sophomore
PSAT
Junior
ACT
Junior & Senior
SAT
Junior & Senior

College Placement

College Placement provides students with the resources needed to research their future opportunities and therefore make decisions regarding post-secondary education and career choices. College Placement serves the students as they engage in procedures necessary for college admissions, scholarship, and financial aid.

The College Placement Counselor is available to students and their parents throughout the students’ high school years, and schedules class meetings with all class levels. During the Junior and Senior years the counselor schedules individual conferences to help students define their goals and interests and provide them with a realistic assessment of college choices. The College Placement Counselor guides students in a sequence of college planning and admissions procedures and serves as liaison between the student and the college admissions office.

The College Placement Office houses an extensive library of references and computer software containing information on colleges, college admissions, financial aid, scholarships, college athletics, and careers. The College Placement Office also has Internet access, providing students with further opportunities for information.

All students at Brother Martin High School are encouraged to discuss their post-secondary education plans with the College Placement Counselor. They should investigate all prerequisites necessary for admission to the college of
their choice.


Special Needs Program

A Special Needs Program is designed to address the needs of those students who have learning difficulties. The program is overseen by a committee that reviews all pertinent educational information and determines if a student is
eligible for additional classroom accommodations that may assist him in achieving his academic potential.

The Special Needs Program does not address the needs of students requiring Special Education nor does it offer remedial courses. Students whose learning difficulties require ongoing services such as long-term individual tutoring,
speech therapy, or reading remediation must receive these services from outside sources. Students participating in the Special Needs Program will be required to meet all academic expectations for graduation.