Our Counseling Department offers unparalleled individualized guidance in academic and personal matters. Academic Counselors follow students from freshman through junior year. Then in 12th grade, seniors have the full attention of the Director of College Counseling to walk them through college applications, financial aid, making final decisions, academic consistency, celebrating their college choice, and then navigating the transition from high school to college. With a Personal Counselor on staff for short-term crisis intervention and support as well, our students receive guidance for both academic success and overall well-being.
In addition to the personalized attention students receive from their Academic Counselors, built into our unique, rotating block schedule is an “X-block” period that serves as Office Hours for students. These designated blocks of “Office Hours” are set times during the regular school day when students may seek out specific teachers for additional tutoring or use the time to complete their work. As a college preparatory school, we seek to empower our students’ sense of self-advocacy by providing this option. Balancing a demanding college-prep course of studies with co-curricular activities is challenging and we feel it is also our responsibility to model and teach our students how to achieve a healthy balance. Students may also seek out peer-tutoring before or after school. Our student members of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation provide this peer-tutoring service. All teachers are available for after-school tutoring as well, providing a variety of opportunities and mediums through which our students can access academic support.
Our part-time Learning Specialist assists students with documented learning differences as they navigate the assessment process and access necessary accommodations to realize their full potential. Our Learning Specialist works closely with teachers and academic counselors to meet the needs of our diverse learners here at Providence.
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