Guidance

The Guidance Department consists of six full-time counselors who are each assigned to a specific grade level. Counselors work collaboratively with students and their families by exploring present problematic situations, developing and navigating possible solutions, and encouraging students to achieve personal goals.

Counselors are available on a regular basis to students, parents, and teachers in order to best assist in the social and psychological development of the young men at Brother Martin. Counselors employ a variety of techniques and provide a wide range of counseling services. Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to initiate contact with the appropriate counselor for help.

Materials revealed in counseling will remain strictly confidential except under circumstances in which a student expresses an intent to harm himself or someone else or if there is reasonable suspicion of child abuse or neglect.

Guidance Dept. Resources



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Counselors:

Mrs. Jill Gomez, M.Ed.
Director of Formation
Mr. Ian Supak, M. Ed.
College Placement Counselor
Mrs. Judy Maldonado
Assistant College Counselor
Mrs. Joneil Galey, M.Ed.
Director of Guidance
8th Grade Counselor
Mr. Alexander T. Becnel, M.A. 
9th Grade Counselor
Mrs. Colleen Martinolich, M.Ed.
10th Grade Counselor
Mr. Michael Lemmon, M.S.
11th Grade Counselor
Mr. Griffin Gremillion, M.Ed.

12th Grade Counselor

Academic Assistance and Interventions Program
College Placement
Standardized Testing
Academic Assistance and Interventions Program

The Academic Assistance and Interventions Program is designed to address the needs of those students who have recently undergone educational and/or psychological evaluation through a licensed psychologist. Those students may be eligible for admission to the Academic Assistance and Interventions Program based on the diagnosed condition. 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 Academic Assistance and Interventions 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 Academic Assistance and Interventions Program will be required to meet all academic expectations for graduation.

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 counselors are 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 a liaison between the student and the college admissions office.

The College Placement Center houses an extensive library of print, computer software, and internet tools as well as information on college admission, financial aid, athletics, career information, and scholarships. A College Placement Handbook is prepared for each junior and senior. The College Placement Center holds financial aid seminars for junior and senior parents about TOPS and other financial aid programs.

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.

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Standardized Testing

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

Test NameGrade Level
Explore8th Grade
PreACT, PSATFreshman
PReACT, PSAT, Practice ACTSophomore
PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, SATJunior
ACT, SAT, ASVAB Senior