College Guidance @ HGP
One of Holy Ghost Prep’s undeniable strengths is our success in finding the right fit college for each student. One hundred percent of our students go onto college—many of them to the finest colleges and universities in the country.
It happens by design. Each Holy Ghost Prep student is assigned a college counselor in the second half of his freshman year. Our three counselors—AnnMarie Dougherty, Grace Opdyke, and Joe Dembik—and our department coordinator Terry Kudla possess a combined 44 years of college guidance experience, so they know how to find right-fit schools for students.
Because we intentionally start the counselor-student relationship a year-and-a-half before most area high schools, our counselors have more time to discover a student’s academic strengths, weaknesses, interests, hopes and dreams. It also results in better counselor recommendation letter because our college counselors learn more about a student than what he looks like numerically on a paper. Early meetings between college counselor and students establish a level of comfort that makes discussing the hard decisions, acceptances, and rejections easier.
Holy Ghost Prep’s comprehensive College Guidance approach works, but don’t take our word for it. Meet six young men from Holy Ghost Prep’s Class of 2021 who have recently been through the college process and saw their dreams come true.
- Meet Maguire, a freshman at Princeton University
- Meet Fred, a freshman Wesleyan University
- Meet Tomas, a freshman at the University of Chicago
- Meet Liam, a freshman at Virginia Tech
- Meet Jack, a freshman at Amherst College
- Meet Jake, a freshman at the University of Notre Dame