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School Counseling

At Saint John Paul II Academy, our school counselors are here to provide all forms of support. They are the advocates for student well-being, they provide educational support and resources, and they assist our student in the college application process. There first and foremost responsibility for our counselors are to listen to students concerns, providing mediation between students and teachers, and assist in improving parent and teacher relationships. Other responsibilities are as follows:

  • Assist with college applications and scholarships
  • Plan college visits and tours
  • Facilitate programs to support students well-being (ex Anti-bullying programs)
  • Facilitate informational programs for students and parents (ex. Financial aid seminars)
  • Facilitate school standardized assessments (Terranova, PSAT, and SAT/ACT).
  • Coordinate signing students into the AP and DE classes.
  • Assist scheduling of classes and help students plan their high school careers

The SJPII Academy School Counseling Department consists of the following members:

Director of Guidance/College Counseling: Mr. Peter D'Alonzo (pdalonzo@sjpii.net)

School Counselor: Ms. Lauren Yoder (lyoder@sjpii.net)

School Counselor: Mrs. Joan Paula (jpaula@sjpii.net)

​​​​​​​Learning Support Specialist:  Mr. Jeff Atkins (jatkins@sjpii.net)

​​​​​​​Guidance Assistant: Mrs. Eileen Cassidy (ecassidy@sjpii.net)

Our students start their college application process as early as freshman year. In their freshman year, they sign up with Naviance which is a college and career readiness software provider. With Naviance, students can explore different college possibilities, align their high school classes with their career goals, input and record community service hours, and safely submit college application paperwork to their perspective colleges. In addition to using Naviance, students are also encouraged to sign up with Common App. This software is a one-stop shop for over 800 college applications. This program allows students to apply to several colleges by just completing one application (please see links to all college application resources below). 

Students start the actual college application earnestly in their junior year using the following timeline:

  • Meet with their school counselors who will assist them with the Naviance or Common App programs.
  • Complete their Senior Brag Sheet
  • Contact teachers, coaches, and others for letters of recommendation.
  • Work on their college essays (see College Board Prompt link below)
  • Explore college possibilities, understand college admission stat requirements, and match to best-fit colleges
  • Identify college majors
  • Sign up and complete national standardized assessments (SAT or ACT)
  • Submit college application to meet early or normal deadlines

College Application Resources (click on the links provided):

  1. Naviance Website
  2. Common App Website
  3. SAT Registration
  4. ACT Registration
  5. Senior Brag Sheet
  6. College Board Prompt for Essays
  7. Junior Class Application Information Package
  8. Junior and Senior College Application Timeline

 

 

 

Our Graduates College Acceptances

Class of 2020

Adelphi University
Albion University
Allegheny College
American University
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Barry University
Baylor University
Bellarmine University
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont University
Bentley University
Boston College
Butler University
California State University in Chico
Catholic University of America
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
College of Charleston
Colorado State University
Dominican College
Duke University
Earlham College
Eastern Caroline University
Edward Waters College
Elon University
Embry Riddle University
Emerson College
Endicott College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Flagler College
Flagler college
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University Honors College
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida International University Honors College
Florida Polytechnic University
Florida Southern University
Florida State College
Florida State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gwynedd Mercy University
Hanover College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Hundington College
Immaculata University
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
Jacksonville University
Keiser University
Lake Forest College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University New Orleans
Lycoming College
Lynchburg University
Lynn University
Marymount College Manhattan
Marymount University
Michigan State University
Millikin University
Neuman University
Nova Southeastern University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pace University
Palm Beach State College
Penn State University
Piedmont College
Purdue University
Roanoke University
Rockhurst University
Rollins College
Saint Leo University
Saint Louis University
Santa Fe College
Savannah School of Art and Design
Seton Hall
Southern Florida University
Southern Methodist University
St. Leo's University
St. Thomas University
Stetson University
The Ohio State University
Trinity University
Troy University
University of Louisiana Monroe
University College of Dublin
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California, Satna Barbara
University of Central Florida
University of Dallas
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Hartford
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of Mount Olive
University of North Florida
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Virginia University
Wake Forest University
Wilkens College
Xavier University

Class of 2019

American University
Assumption College
Auburn University
Ave Maria University
Butler University
Clark University
College of the Holy Cross
College of Saint Elizabeth
Creighton University
Drexel University
East Carolina University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Fairfield University
Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University, Honors Program
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Fordham University
Fresno State University
Furman University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harriet Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University
High Point University
Hofstra University
John Carroll University
Indiana University
Jacksonville University
Keiser University
Lake Forest College
La Salle University
Lipscomb University
Loyola University, Maryland
Loyola University, Marymount
Lynn University
Manhattan College
Marion Military
Marymount University
Miami University (Ohio)
Morehouse College
New College of Florida
New England College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York University
Nova Southeastern University
 Ohio State University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Olgethorpe University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Palm Beach State College
Pennsylvania State University
Piedmont College
Providence College
Purdue University
Rollins College
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Leo University
Saint Michael’s College
Saint Thomas University
Salve Regina University
Santa Fe College
Seton Hall University
Stetson University
Southern New Hampshire University
Stetson University
Stony Brook University
Syracuse University
Tallahassee Community College
Texas A&M University
The Catholic University of America
The College of the Holy Cross
Tulane University
Valencia University
Villanova University
Virginia Tech
University of Alabama
University of  Alaska-Anchorage
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Florida
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Miami
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
University of North Florida
University of Notre Dame
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Western Carolina
Valencia College
Villanova University
Washington and Lee University
Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University

Class of 2018

Assumption College
Averett University
Auburn University
Ave Maria University
Babson College
Barry University
Bates College
Baylor University
Becker College
Berry College
Boston College
Boston University
Broward Academy
Bryant University
Catawba College
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of Saint Elizabeth
Columbia College
Dean College
DePaul University
Drake University
Duquesne University
Elon University
Flagler University
Florida A & M University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida Southern University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franciscan University of Steubenville
George Mason University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
High Point University
Hofstra University
John Carroll University
Indian River State College
Kaiser University
Lehigh University
LeMoyne College
LIM College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University, Chicago
Loyola University, Maryland
Loyola University, New Orleans
Lynn University
Manhattan College
Marquette University
Marymount University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Mercy College
Neumann University
New York University
North Carolina State University 
Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach State University
Pennsylvania State University
Providence College
Purdue University 
Queens University
Quinnipiac University
Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rollins College
Rutgers University
Saint Anselm’s College
Saint John’s University
Saint Leo University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s College
Saint Michael’s College
Saint Thomas University
Santa Fe College
Spring Hill College
Stetson University
South Florida University
Southern New Hampshire University
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University
Taft College
Tallahassee Community College
Texas A&M University
The Catholic University of America
The College of the Holy Cross
The Ohio State University
The University of Georgia
Truman State University
Valencia College
Villanova University
Virginia Tech 
United States Naval Academy
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Florida
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Miami
University of Minnesota, Duluth
University of Mississippi
University of Montevallo
University of North Carolina, Asheville
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Florida
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Virginia
University of West Florida
Utica College
Wake Forest University
Wartburg College
Xavier University