Upper School Counseling
The primary purpose of the Counseling Program is to help each student understand herself and her environment in order that she may be a happy, effective, and productive person. The Dean, faculty and counselors work closely together. Standardized tests are administered to assess mental ability, aptitudes, and interests. The counselors interpret the results of these tests for each student. These test results, as well as personal conferences with the counselors, are a valuable source of information in guiding each student, so that she may better realize her own potential and make positive educational and personal decisions.
Tests administered and the grade:
- HSPT or ISEE placement for Upper School Admissions
- PSAT 9, 10, & 11
- PLAN 9 & 10
- Strong Interest Test 10
- ACT and SAT 11 & 12
- Advanced Placement students enrolled in AP courses (see course catalogue)
College information including admissions, testing, scholarships, financial aid, housing, Honors programs and Housing is shared beginning in the 9th grade culminating with individual counseling and assistance in the senior year. Naviance is a part of the college admissions program at St. Agnes. College representatives visit campus to meet with juniors and seniors who are encouraged to take visit opportunities to experience collegiate life. In addition to our extensive AP program, juniors and seniors may choose to participate in the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Program of Dual Enrollment in Spanish and French through Christian Brothers University.
Upper School counselors coordinate student programs including the Tennessee Governor’s School, Volunteer Girls State, the Trent Lott Leadership Program, and a variety of summer programs on college campuses and conferences.
The Upper School Counselors and Registrar