College and Academic Advising
Guiding students through academic, social and developmental challenges are the responsibility of the entire St. Dom's community. At St. Dom's students meet with the College & Academic Advisor to help make course selections and to discuss concerns. Our faculty meets regularly with the administration to share problems or observations that may then be addressed in student and parent conferences.
St. Dom's has a proud tradition of graduating students that not only go on to post-secondary education but who thrive in the college environment. While college preparation is the main focus at St. Dom's, career exploration occurs throughout the high school years. The college selection process officially begins during the junior and senior years with individual student interviews designed to begin self-assessment as to what goals will be for the future. This helps our Guidance Department to determine what colleges and universities will be the right fit for each student.
Our National Honor Society organizes a trip each year to visit some of the top colleges and universities throughout New England. All St. Dom's students are set-up with their own CollegeBoard and Naviance accounts to provide instant access to information that helps assess schools that meet a student's interests and needs. In preparation for the SATs that will be taken later in the junior year, students in grades 7 - 11 take various standardized exams, such as the NWEAs and the PSATs.
Parents are educated and well-informed in the college selection process. Our Student Services Department provides College and Financial Aid Information Workshops that are held twice a year to inform parents and families on the steps needed to apply to college, testing requirements, the financial aid application process, and all important deadlines in these areas. A list of financial aid and scholarship opportunities is kept, updated and facilitated to students and parents regularly in Student Services.