Coffee with the Counselors provides each family with an opportunity to meet
the counseling staff during the month of August. Designed by grade
level, you can come and meet your daughter's counselor, hear a brief overview
by the department and ask questions. Light morning refreshments will be
served and we promise to have you on the road no later than 9 am. All
meetings will happen in the Strake Family Cafeteria at St. Agnes and the
start time is 8:15 am. This year's Coffee with the Counselors for 12th grade
parents will include 2014 updates regarding The University of Texas at Austin
and Texas A&M University which will conclude by 9:30am.
Senior Parent Information Night
We encourage all senior parents to
attend to learn more about the college application process. The college
counselors look forward to meeting you and answering all of your questions
about college admissions.
Strategies for Financing College
Nathan Birney, a financial advisor
with Ameriprise Financial Advisors, will conduct a seminar for the SAA and SJ
parent community This informative session will help you understand financial
aid calculations, analyze college costs, evaluate your savings and investment
vehicles, and explore a variety of tax implications. This seminar is
open to all our parents regardless of the grade level of your daughter.
Our counseling departments have found that planning early for the cost of a
college education allows families to position themselves more effectively.
Junior Parent Information Night
The college counselors will host
this event in the St. Agnes Academy Strake Family Cafeteria. This is an
excellent opportunity to meet your daughter's counselor and learn about the
junior programming at St. Agnes. The college counselors will also be
discussing testing, the college admissions process, trending and preparing
for senior and year and the college application process. Light snacks
will be served.
Kaplan, Inc. will be offering our juniors
an opportunity to take a mock PSAT. We will be using the St. Agnes Academy
Strake Family Cafeteria for the test. All interested juniors are asked
to sign up in mid-September in the counseling office if they plan to
participate. Cost is $5 with proceeds donated to charity.
Catholic High Schools' College
Over 200 colleges will be
represented at this year's fair. We encourage our juniors and seniors
to participate. The event begins at 6:30 pm.
9th Grade Parent Information Night
This event is an opportunity to
meet the 9th grade counselors, and learn about the transition to high school.
The transition to high school can be a challenge not only academically but
socially and emotionally. We look forward to a stimulating evening as we talk
about this change in your daughter's life and yours. All ninth grade parents
St. Agnes Academy will be
administering the PSAT to all of our sophomores and juniors. The fee
for this test has already been paid earlier this year. All sophomores
and juniors will be dismissed following the administration. We anticipate
this occurring around 11:30 am.
Sophomore Parent Information Night
We are pleased to welcome Lee
Winderman, PhD. as our guest speaker for the evening. Lee Winderman,
PhD. is an experienced family and child therapist. Topics will
include adolescent development, managing conflict, and communication.
Members of the Class of 2014 will
return to St. Agnes to discuss college life with our juniors and seniors.
Learning Company SAT and ACT Seminars
We are pleased to announce that we
have entered into a partnership with Sycamore Learning Company to conduct a
one day workshop for test preparation. This one day program is designed
for juniors who are preparing for the spring 2015 college testing cycle. One
day will be dedicated to the SAT and an additional day will focus on the ACT.
Sophomore Conference Webcast LIVE
A webcast system specifically
designed for the sophomore class and their parents was introduced in
2012 in lieu of our traditional sophomore conference. With this
webcast, we hope to provide the sophomore class a thorough and consistent
base of knowledge for college and academic planning. Additional topics
covered include: understanding the importance of your GPA, a discussion of
PSAT and PLAN results, college entrance test prep, taking a second year of
foreign language vs. a third, and much more. The information we provide will
be easily accessed in the comfort of your own home with SAA counselors as a
guide to facilitate the student- parent partnership in planning for the
future St. Agnes graduate. Sophomore conferences will still be
available to each family after viewing the webcast should the family seek
The counseling offices of St. Agnes and
Strake Jesuit host an evening designed for sophomore and junior students and
their parents. A variety of topics are presented in small group
sessions. Topics for the 2015 night might include Financial Aid,
Engineering, Applying to Texas Public Schools, How a Selective University
Crafts a Class, NCAA Rules and Regulations for High School Students and a
student panel of four seniors discussing their college process. The
program begins at 6:30 pm in the St. Agnes Auditorium.
The 9th grade counselors will meet with the
freshmen to discuss course planning for the 2015-2016 school year. Course
selections are made at that time and verified during the spring meetings.
Course Selections with 10's and
The counseling department meets
with the sophomores and juniors through their theology class to help with
course planning and course selection for the 2015-2016 school year.
Sophomore Parent Night
The Guidance Department, which
includes the college counselors and counselors of 10th graders, will provide
a Spring Sophomore Parent Information night. This night will serve as
an opportunity for follow up questions after viewing the Sophomore Webcast
and as a forum for providing further information on specific topics that were
identified through the new process.
Seniors Speaking with Sophomores
Panel is a one-period panel where
sophomores will hear about different experiences on the second half of the
St. Agnes journey from current seniors. Seniors will address items to
focus on in regards to college admissions, the social and emotional
experience ahead, the lessons they learned, and what they may have done the
same or differently if permitted.
The ninth graders we will be given the ERB achievement test.
The ERB is an achievement test that measures English, reading and writing and
math skills. We give this test to the 9th graders to assess their
progress since the beginning of the year.
Advanced Placement Exams
These tests will be given in May
to all students enrolled in any advanced placement classes at St. Agnes or