Counseling/Guidance

The state of Minnesota has authorized local public school districts to allow pupils attending a non-public school, established and operating within the school district boundaries, access to the existing district Secondary Pupil Guidance and Counseling Services program. On behalf of all AHA students, a request has been made that the district's Secondary Pupil Guidance and Counseling Services program be made available this school year. A parent’s acceptance of this policy as part of the AHA Student Handbook indicates acceptance. Parents who do not wish to receive the named items should contact the Principal. By not accepting these items, the parent will be required to pay an additional fee, which will be automatically added to tuition. The dollar amount that Holy Angels has received from the state for the 2020-21 school year is $279.23.

Counselors help students with academic, social, and personal concerns, selection of courses of study each year, selection of college/technical schools or other post-high school plans, and testing and interpreting test results. Counselors are available from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each school day. Students are invited to make appointments during study time or before/after school. The College and Career Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each school day. Students are welcome to browse and check out materials.

A Student Assistance Team meets weekly to discuss the best course of action to help students who are having difficulty with academic and/or personal-social adjustment. The goal of the group is to create and maintain a supportive learning environment. The Student Assistance Team encourages students, parents and staff to share their concerns about individual students. If something is troubling a student at school, please feel free to talk to a counselor or any staff member. The information shared between a student and counselor will remain confidential but will be weighed against the safety of the student and the community. Students are always informed when confidentiality cannot be maintained. Ask a counselor if you have any questions about confidentiality. In addition, a student group, Students Assisting Students (SAS), is available. The group's mission is to provide peer counseling support to students who need to talk with one another. Students cannot be required to maintain confidentiality. SAS members do meet with a counselor to discuss the needs of the student.

(updated 4/06/09; 5/07/10 mn; 6/21/11 mn; 7/18/12 mn; 6/13/13; 6/19/14 mn, 7/14/15 ga; 6/26/18 cd; 6/19/20 cd)