Preparing Students to Suceed in College and in Life
Ozark Catholic Academy’s Comprehensive School Guidance and Counseling program provides a program of services to ensure that all students (Grades 9-12), acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers, lifelong learners, and the whole person God intends for them to be. The professional school counselor collaborates and consults with educators, parents, volunteers, businesses, and community to promote and advocate the success of the students. Our comprehensive program addresses the academic, personal/social, and career competencies necessary for all students to recognize their potential and to form a basis for lifelong learning and spiritual growth.
ONE-ON-ONE COLLEGE COUNSELING
Our college counselor meets individually with each OCA student to develop post-graduation goals and work toward those goals.
COLLEGE VISITS TO OCA
A number of colleges and universities visit the OCA campus throughout the year. Recent schools who have visited include: West Point, University of the South, Baylor, and Saint Louis University.
SCHOOL SPONSORED COLLEGE VISITS
Our Junior class goes on an annual college visit trip together. This year's trip planned visits to Saint Louis University, Washington University, University of Chicago, Loyola-Chicago, Notre Dame and Benedictine College. In addition, OCA students and faculty visit colleges on their annual trip to Washington, D.C.
OCA presents frequent programs for family to prepare students and their parents for the college application process, including programming about financial aid and scholarships and the college application process.
COLLEGE ESSAY ASSISTANCE
Our college counselor works with OCA students to prepare college application essays and application materials.
OCA offers college entrance exam preparation courses for students preparing to apply to college. Other college prep programming includes resume preparation and programs about alternatives to college (i.e., trade school and military).