St. Anne to College Timeline
Annually, our middle school families are invited to attend "St. Anne to College: How to Create & Prepare for College" which is hosted by Mr. Hiser during the spring semester. Maximizing the opportunities available at St. Anne High School begins the moment each child enters ninth grade. To prepare for this, our families are welcome to learn about our college counseling program, admissions timeline, trends in higher education, and how to best create a purposeful high school experience for their children while preparing for college.
Freshmen & Sophomores
Beginning in the ninth grade, students are welcome to attend on-campus (or virtual) sessions hosted by college admissions representatives at St. Anne Catholic School. Mr. Hiser frequently provides underclassmen and their families with communication addressing common questions concerning standardized testing, summer programs, and the course schedule in regards to the post-secondary goals of each student.
Individualized college counseling begins in the junior year. Students and their parents are invited to meet individually with Mr. Hiser during the spring semester of their junior year to prepare their personal admissions timeline. These in-depth, future-driven, and highly reflective meetings begin the 18-month process that includes frequent communication between students, parents, and Mr. Hiser. Through a student-centered approach, juniors write their essay(s) for admissions during the spring semester and enter the summer months fully prepared for applications to open. Individualized communication between Mr. Hiser, students/families, and college admissions representatives begins at this time – connecting all stakeholders in regards to each student's aspirations and goals.
To reduce application stress during the senior year, Mr. Hiser is available during the summer months. Detailed suggestions for how students can organize their time is provided during rising senior workshops where applications and essays, personal statements, and supplemental essays are all reviewed. Seniors are connected individually with Mr. Hiser via Google Voice where they may text or call with application and admission questions in real-time. Lunch & learn informational sessions, 1:1 admissions representative visits, and communication between all stakeholders amplifies. In the Fall of 2021, we will be launching our very first "St. Anne Submit-a-Thon" for college applications – stay tuned for more details! As the senior year progresses, two shifts occur. The first from submitting applications to focusing on financial aid and scholarships (paying for college) and the other being that of college selection, matriculation, and success as defined by the student/family in regards to their post-secondary goals and aspirations.
The Pope Francis Center
The Pope Francis Center for Student Success welcomes all children who are seeking a Christ-centered and inclusive education. We believe that exceptional needs services should respect the dignity of the human person and provide assistance and skills crucial to their success as students and as lifelong learners.
The Pope Francis Center provides extra support for students so they are able to perform in a rigorous academic environment. Support is primarily available for students in grades 1-12 who have been evaluated by a licensed psychologist for a learning disability, processing deficit, ADHD, or other condition affecting their ability to achieve success. Students must be able to participate in the regular classroom setting in all content areas and meet both behavioral and academic standards for their grade level using the St. Anne Catholic School approved accommodations.
Inclusion – A Pope Francis Center teacher will go into the classroom to service the student in the general education classroom setting. The Pope Francis Teacher and the general education teacher work together to design a plan of how to best meet the child’s goals, within the general education setting.
Resource Services – The student receives small group instruction by a Pope Francis Center Teacher in a separate setting. The small group instruction is tailored specifically to meet the need of the student through programs such as leveled Literacy instruction, Barton, or teacher designed writing or math instruction.
Consultative – The student has an Individual Catholic Education Plan (ICEP) for accommodations and modifications, but does not require inclusion or resource services to meet their needs. The Pope Francis Center Teacher assigned to the student consults with the general education teacher on a regular basis assuring the accommodations are applied according to the ICEP and student success is achieved.