The Bishop Ludden Counseling team is dedicated to the care and development of each student. The Counseling department supports students with academic and personal counseling throughout their years at Bishop Ludden Junior Senior High School. Counselors are focused on assisting students as they make decisions that will affect their education, and the department strives to implement programs that will enable them to reach their full potential at Bishop Ludden and beyond.
Counselors coordinate the school counseling and guidance program and involve all staff members in designing and implementing plans to meet three major goals:
- Educational Development
- Personal/Social Development
- Career Development and College Readiness.
Our goal is for every student to be admitted to the college that best serves his or her talents and interests. We work one-on-one with students and parents to achieve this objective. Representatives from over 75 colleges visit our campus during the school year; students can meet with these individuals to glean information and ask questions. We host college information nights, offer college application essay workshops, and SAT preparation classes.
Most of all, we know our students—their strengths, dreams, and ambitions. We draw on that knowledge to help each student develop a personalized list of colleges and universities. We provide critical support throughout the application process, and we celebrate with our students when they are accepted by their chosen schools.
Services offered in our counseling office include:
- Personal Counseling
- Academic Counseling
- College Search and Application Process
- Career Counseling
- Parent Consultation
- Teacher Consultation
- Testing (PSAT 8, PSAT, SAT, ACT, NYS Regents, 7th-8th NYS Testing, AP)
- Peer Mediation
- Academic Interventions
- Success Planning
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Course Selection and Scheduling
- Referral/Outreach Services
- Anti-Bullying Group- “Love is Louder”
- College/Scholarship Reference Library
- Grief Counseling
- National Honor Society
- College Fair
- Financial Aid Night
- After the Gala Party
- Junior Parent Night
- Senior Parent Night
- Special Education Support
- Peer Tutoring
- Study Skills