Welcome to the Student Guidance home page. For more information on the Student Guidance department, please contact our department chair - Sharon Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 312.432.8330. For a complete faculty and staff contact list, please visit our Contact Info page.
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Guidance is the process of helping individuals achieve the self-understanding and self-direction necessary so she or he can live up to his/her God-given potential as a student in a Jesuit, Catholic school, as a member of a family, and as a member of the community. In addition, because Saint Ignatius is a Catholic school, the counselors provide each student every opportunity to grow in love and maturity in Christ.
Each student is assigned to a counselor upon entering Saint Ignatius.
Counselors seek to develop a caring relationship with each student. This relationship helps to promote a spirit of encouragement, understanding, acceptance, and trust.
In order to understand each student, it is helpful to understand his/her family. Communication from home can foster a mutually helpful and supportive climate for the young adult. Parents are free to call their child's counselor any school day.
The counselors work closely with the teachers. Without violating confidentiality, the counselor serves as the student's advocate to help enhance the learning process and student-teacher relationships.
Individual and group counseling interventions are used. Regardless of the particular type of counseling, the goal is to promote student growth toward becoming a self-motivated, Christ-centered, young adult.