The Student Services department at Mercy McAuley High School provides supportive services to students that align with Mercy McAuley High School’s mission and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model. The department includes school counselors, intervention specialists, math tutor, and a school psychologist, who together help meet each student’s academic, career, and personal/social development needs.
Each student has her own school counselor for all four years. In accordance with ASCA, all of our counselors are licensed educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling. Counselors provide students with:
- Academic skills support, planning and goal setting
- Assistance with the college planning and application process
- Career counseling
- Problem solving, conflict resolution and decision-making skills
- Help in becoming familiar with the culture and expectations of Mercy McAuley
- Guidance with personal matters and social/emotional development
Mercy McAuley has intervention specialists available to work with students of varying needs, including those students on an Individualized Education Program (IEP), receiving the Jon Peterson Scholarship, as well as those on Service Plans (SP). This support is provided in the setting most appropriate for each student’s needs: general education classroom, small group and/or one-on-one. The intervention specialists are state licensed special educators with many years of high school experience.
We also have a math tutor on staff, to provide additional assistance to students requiring an extra level of support. The math tutor is a licensed math educator who works closely with math teachers and intervention specialists to provide targeted math intervention for students.
Mercy McAuley’s school psychologist tailors services to the particular needs of students and their situations. The core services may include, but are not limited to: consultation with teachers and parents; assessment of academic skills and learning needs; intervention in conflict or crisis situations; and preventive services in mental health education.