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Guidance & College Placement

 

College Fair

As a college preparatory school, St. Petersburg Catholic is committed to helping each of our students realize their full potential and discern God’s will for their lives. Deciding where to attend college and what to study during those four years are crucial, life-changing choices that require much reflection and prayer. Our unique approach to guidance and college placement is not merely helping students get into colleges, but helping them discern the right college that will help them become all they are capable of becoming--future leaders dedicated to compassionate service. By reflecting on what the world needs, their passions, skills, virtues and opportunities for growth, we are confident that our students will discern well. 

GOALS

  • To help students discern their gifts, talents, strengths, and areas for growth
  • To encourage thoughtful and meaningful reflection among our students--about who they are and who they want to become in their college years 
  • To help students accomplish their unique academic goals and to understand those goals in light of God’s purpose for their lives

Annie Ngyen - Stanford University (2018)

Rochelle Gober - United States Naval Academy (2015)

Kelly Burke - University of Notre Dame (2015)

Andrew Chanrasmi - Georgia Institute of Technology (2010)

Conor O’Neil - Boston College (2015)

Nic Dibickero - University of Notre Dame (2015)

Evan Kurt and Marissa Kurt - Villanova (2013, 2015)

Diego Cardona - Johns Hopkins University (2016)

Milo Dominguez - Cornell University (2016)

Emily Divito - Wellesley College (2012)

Mark DeSio - St. John Vianney College & Seminary (2014)

St. Petersburg Catholic High School, the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools and Centers and the State of Florida determine graduation requirements of the school.

                           

Religious Studies 4.0 Credits
English 4.0 Credits
Mathematics 4.0 Credits
Personal Fitness 0.5 Credit
Physical Education 0.5 Credit
Science     3.0 Credits
Social Studies 4.0 Credits
World Languages   2.0 Credits
Fine Arts       1.0 Credit
Electives       5.5 - 6.5 Credits

 

Total: 28.0 Credits minimum plus twenty-five (25) hours of community service per school year. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 is necessary to receive a diploma. If a student receives less than 2.0 GPA, a Certificate of Completion is given.

Students:

1. Attend school regularly--attendance is a key factor to school success.
 
2. Keep up with your school work.  If you fall behind, take immediate action to get help and caught up. Approach your teacher about receiving extra help and ask your counselor to help you manage your time effectively. 
 
3.  Familiarize yourself with the Student Handbook – including all policies, procedures, and rules.  Follow the rules and respect your teachers and peers. 
 
4. Keep your counselor informed of difficulties and concerns. It is important to keep scheduled meetings with your counselor.
 
5. Involve yourself in more than just school work – find an activity or sport that interests you and join it. This will give you the opportunity outside of the classroom to get to know your classmates and teachers better and to work as part of a team.
 
6. Participate in community service   
              
7. Never settle for less than your best.
 

 

Parents / Guardians:

1. Be sure your son/daughter attends school regularly and on time.  Make sure he/she gets enough sleep.
 
2. Carefully monitor your student's academic progress on Plus Portals.  Be aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses.
 
3. Keep your student’s guidance counselor informed of any special concerns, circumstances, or anything going on at home that may impact his/her performance and/or behavior at school.
 
4. Check the school calendar on a regular basis.  Remain informed about important dates and deadlines, including when progress reports and report cards are posted on Plus Portals.
 
5. Encourage your son/daughter to choose courses that are demanding, challenging and appropriate for his/her ability and interests.
 
6. Discuss post-high school planning with your son/daughter. 
 
7. Please contact teachers or counselors whenever necessary