Academic, College and Career Counseling
The guidance department offers a variety of guidance services, including:
Academic counseling includes topics such as adjustment to Community Academy of Philadelphia, classroom performance, academic deficiency and failure, schedules and course selection, effective communication with instructors, and perspectives on their academic credentials.
College and Career Planning
Every student is encouraged to start meeting with their Guidance Counselor in 9th grade year to individualize the college selection process. College application procedures are discussed at length with students beginning in the 9th grade year. Students also receive assistance with registering for SATs, applying for scholarships, and learning more about the process of Financial Aid.
Students who are not interested in attending college are encouraged to meet with the Guidance Counselor to discuss alternatives (trade schools, enlistment in the Military, developing resumes for entering the workforce, etc.).
Upcoming Parent & Student Workshops
There are several annual events, organized by the Guidance Department, that assist students and parents in post high school planning:
In addition to these workshops and events, students are encouraged to attend Open House sessions hosted by individual colleges/trade schools. There is also the National College Fair held at the Philadelphia Convention Center that is free to parents and students. The Counselors are available to students on an as-needed basis and to parents by appointment.
For any questions or concerns regarding the Guidance Department, contact
9th and 10th Grade School Counselor
Director of College, Career, and Guidance Services
11th and 12th Grade Guidance Counselor
215-533-6700 x1504 firstname.lastname@example.org