Counseling

Academic Support

Academic Support Program

This program is available for students who fall below a 2.0 during a quarter and are on academic probation. It is designed to help students develop time management and study skills. Students are matched with a teacher mentor and meet after school twice a week.

Math Lab

Twice a week after school students can receive extra help on their math from teachers from the math department.

Test Prep Class - 6:50 a.m.

A dedicated test prep course, offered during 0-hour, focuses on building both test-taking skills and content for the SAT.

Peer Tutoring

Contact your counselor to be matched with a peer tutor. Please see list of counselors at bottom of page.

Credit Recovery Options

Divine Child credit recovery: Course is repeated here at DC the following semester or school year; failing grade remains on transcript; new grade appears on transcript and will be calculated into the GPA; credit is issued for a grade of 60% (D-) or better; possible cost: $250 and must be paid at the time of course selection.

Michigan Virtual High School: On-line course completed independently; failing grade remains on transcript; new grade appears on transcript and will be calculated into the GPA; credit is issued for a grade of 60% (D-) or better; cost: $325 - $399. Students must see counselor to register.

Summer school: Course taken at an accredited and approved high school; failing grade remains on transcript; new grade appears on transcript and will be calculated into the GPA; credit is issued for a grade of 60% (D-) or better. Cost varies.

Virtual Falcon (Select Classes Only): On-line course taught by DC teachers; failing grade remains on transcript; new grade appears on transcript and will be calculated into the GPA; credit is issued for a grade of 60% (D-) or better; cost: $250* subject to change. More information here.

College & Career Resources

Naviance

Naviance Family Connection is a web-based resource that supports college planning that is specific to Divine Child. It will allow us to share information efficiently and communicate more effectively with students and families. Register with Naviance

Financial Aid

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The FAFSA application is filed by seniors who want financial aid, no matter what type of college they may be attending. *You will need a FAFSA ID to use as an electronic signature on the FAFSA.
Every senior should fill out the FAFSA, even if you think your family will not qualify for federal financial aid. The results from the FAFSA are often required for other scholarships from colleges and private institutions. Students can begin filling out applications on October 1 of their senior year.

The CSS Profile: A financial aid application required by many private colleges. *The CSS Profile never replaces the FAFSA; it is used in addition to the FAFSA by schools that require it.

Deadlines

2018-2019 Deadlines

Federal Deadline
Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2019.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 14, 2019.

State Deadline
Michigan - March 1, 2018 by midnight, Central Time.

College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed. 

Planning Guide

College and Career Planning Guide

Contact

To request a transcript:
Lisa Neale
nealel@divinechildhighschool.org

For education verification:
Mary Blicharz
blicharzm@divinechildhighschool.org

Graduation Requirements

NCAA Approved Courses

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER 
All student athletes need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center in order to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school.

NAIA ELIGIBILITY CENTER 
Student-athletes who have never played a championship sport in the NAIA are required to have their eligibility determined before they can play.

Mental Health Resources

Contact your counselor if you would like information on outside counseling services, including individual, family, group and psychological testing


No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

24/7 Online Chat


A program designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats. Information submitted to OK2SAY is CONFIDENTIAL, so your identity is safe.

ok2say


Healthy Minds Group

Our counseling department runs a mental wellness group that focuses on ways to stay mentally healthy.

Contact your counselor if you are interested in joining Healthy Minds.

Scheduling

Scheduling for the following school year will begin near the beginning of March. It is important for students to consider the right balance of rigor that is challenging but not overwhelming.

Standardized Tests

ACT

The ACT test is the nation's most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning. Click here for more information.

SAT

The SAT measure literacy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. The use of the SAT in combination with high school grade point average (GPA) provides a better indicator of success in college than high school grades alone, as measure by college freshman GPA. Click here for more information.

PSAT

The PSAT or NMSQT is the preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. Click here for more information. 

AP

AP exams are your opportunity to show what you know and what you can do. 

Taken each May by students all over the world, the AP Exam is the final step you take after a year of hard work in an AP class. These standardized exams are designed to measure how well you've mastered the content and skills of the course - a successful score could even earn you credit and advanced placement in college.

AP Guidebook

Test Resources

Mission


The mission of the Divine Child High School Counseling Department is to promote and enhance student success through, guidance, counseling, advocacy, and collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators and community partners. Markers of student success include academic achievement, positive behavior, strong character, career and college readiness, and resiliency.

Vision


Every student will acquire the academic, career, and personal/social skills to reach their fullest potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others. Markers of student success include academic achievement, positive behavior, strong character, career and college readiness, and resiliency.

"Mental health is as important as physical health to a child’s quality of life and impacts their learning, development, and success in school."

Counselors

Christine Geoghegan

Christine Geoghegan

Department Leader, Counselor, Grades 9-12, Names A-F
Paige Rutkowski

Paige Rutkowski

Counselor, Grades 9-12, Names G-N
Lauren Post

Lauren Post

Counselor, Grades 9-12, Last Names O-Z
Marlene Bodary

Marlene Bodary

College and Career Counselor
Leslie Rohr

Leslie Rohr

Social Worker MSW