Student Support

Elementary School Counseling Department

Students in Toddler 2 through seventh grade have a full-time elementary school counselor available daily for individual or group counseling. She provides support for students with personal or academic challenges, helps with problem solving, and guides them to develop positive attitudes and good relationships with peers, teachers and family members.
The counselor also conducts class sessions covering topics such as anger management, communication skills, peer and family relationships, and more. A Character Education Program, which focuses on a positive character trait every month, helps enhance individual and social development. A study skills course for middle school students is taught throughout the year. Other academic support services like grade-monitoring, study groups, peer tutoring and testing programs are also provided.
Notice of Student Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

High School Counseling Department

If a student needs help with a particular class, friends, personal issues, or college and career decisions, the Counseling Department is here for her. They meet with students several times throughout the year in both individual and group settings. Specifically for the college application process, we help our students discover the college or university best suited to their goals. The process includes:
  • Personal meetings to discuss applying to colleges
  • Help with putting together applications
  • Standardized test preparation
  • Practice with writing college essays (in English classes)
  • Participation in the College Fairs
  • Interviews with college representatives visiting Ursuline
The Department also provides assistance through the following:

  • Career Counseling/ Career Experience
  • College Counseling/ College Boot Camp
  • Psycho-educational and Wellness Presentations
  • Special Needs Program
  • Standardized Testing
  • Transcript Requests

Career Counseling / Career Experience

Career exploration and counseling occurs throughout the students’ high school years. Students take different interest inventories and career assessments, have the access to researching careers and majors through Naviance, and take part annually in the Career Experience in which dozens of professionals come and present different aspects of their careers to the high school students in small groups.

Special Needs Program

The Special Needs program at Ursuline Academy is designed to address the needs of those students who have learning differences. The program is overseen by the Special Needs Committee that will review all educational information and determine if a student is eligible for additional classroom accommodations that may assist her in achieving her academic potential. A student must submit an educational evaluation within three years of the current academic year. Students participating in the Special Needs Program will be required to meet all academic expectations for graduation.

Transcript Requests

Transcript Requests
All transcript requests should be submitted on a Transcript Request Form to the Counseling Office within ten working days of deadline. Please indicate if a Counselor Recommendation is needed. There is a $2 charge if transcript is to be mailed.
Notice of Student Rights
The confidentiality policy of Ursuline Academy, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), requires a student to submit a signed Ursuline Academy Transcript Request Form before the student’s transcript may be released to another institution. Only if the student is under the age of 18 may the form be signed by the parent. All transcript requests should be submitted on a Transcript Request Form to the Counseling Office within two weeks of deadline. Please indicate if a Counselor Recommendation is needed. There is a $5.00 charge for all alumnae transcripts. Please make the check out to Ursuline Academy.

Click here to learn more about student rights under (FERPA).