Welcome to the Saint Stanislaus Guidance Department! Staffed by Ms. Jennifer Norby and Mr. Erich Hoffer, our department strives to provide an environment where our students feel they can come and share their struggles and concerns. The fundamental principle of our Guidance Department is the belief that each young man is a child of God who possesses a unique dignity and is capable of having a positive impact on our school community and the world. In the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, we as counselors act to address our students’ challenges as a response to God’s presence in them.
Counseling is primarily conducted on an individual basis. A group session may be held in order to help students better understand their relationships with peers and to help develop social skills. We communicate regularly with parents, prefects, and teachers in order to promote the whole formation of our students.
Our Guidance Department also provides college admissions counseling for our senior high students. We assist students and families in making constructive decisions regarding post-secondary schooling and vocational options. We strive to provide information about careers and college majors, leadership programs and summer enrichment opportunities, standardized testing options and preparation (PSAT, ACT, SAT), admission requirements and academic prerequisites for all post-secondary options, and scholarship and financial aid availability (including help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA).
Whether your son is dealing with a tough issue in his life or preparing for his future career, we in the Saint Stanislaus Guidance Department are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Norby (ext. 257) or Erich Hoffer (ext. 258) should you have a question or concern.
Thank you for entrusting us with your most precious gift!
In His Heart,
Mr. Erich W. Hoffer
Director of Guidance