Guidance and Counseling

Guidance services are available for every student in the school. Counseling services include assistance with educational planning, interpretation of test scores, occupational information, academic assistance, help with home, school, and/or social problems or other concerns.

The academic counselor will meet with all students at appropriate times to inform them of standardized tests and will work with upper class students to discuss college selection and career choices.

Students may contact a counselor for an appointment before or after school hours or during lunch.

The Guidance and Counseling Program provides the following services to the students at Bishop Donahue:

  • Personal and academic counseling
  • Administration and interpretation of standardized tests
  • Career exploration
  • Assistance with college admissions, scholarships and financial aid
  • The services of a certified social worker and drug counselor whenever needed

The Guidance department also prepares students for or administers the following annual tests.

Freshmen Terra Nova
Sophomores: Terra Nova….PSAT (optional)
Juniors: PSAT….ACRE test……ACT and/or SAT
Seniors: ACT and/or SAT

Seniors and Juniors who are college-bound must take the (ACT) American College Testing Program  and/or the (SAT) Scholastic Aptitude Test . These tests are required for admission into most colleges or universities. These tests are not administered by the high school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the guidance counselor for ACT and/or SAT information. All Juniors are encouraged to take the ACT and/or the SAT during the second semester of their Junior year.