The academic program at Strake Jesuit is college-preparatory in nature, seeking to prepare graduates for “mastery in those academic disciplines required for admission and success at colleges and universities throughout the United States.” Members of the Guidance and Counseling Department monitor the academic progress of students throughout their four years at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory and work with struggling students to achieve academic success.
Tutors and Test Preparation Companies
While Strake Jesuit does not endorse any specific tutor or test preparation company, we are aware that parents and students seek guidance in this area. Therefore, a list of tutors and companies is available upon request in the Guidance & Counseling Office.
Comprehensive Study Skills Sites:
Study Guides and Strategies: www.studygs.net
How To Study: www.how-to-study.com
Virginia Tech Cook Counseling Center : www.ucc.vt.edu/stdyhlp.html
College Board: www.collegeboard.com
Student Textbook Resources/Companion Sites:
Prentice Hall www.phschool.com
Thomson Learning/Brooks Cole http://academic.cengage.com
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Holt, Rinehart, Winston http://go.hrw.com/gopages/index.html
McDougall Littell www.classzone.com
W.W. Norton http://www2.wwnorton.com/studyspace
Pearson Higher Education http://www.pearsonhighered.com
Academic Assistance for Students by Subject Area:
Subject Area Website(s)
Personal Counseling Issues:
Al-Anon / Alateen www.al-anon.alateen.org
This site contains basic information about this organization which assists adults and teens with alcohol related concerns. It includes 20 questions designed to help you decide whether or not you need Al-Anon, 20 questions designed to help teenagers decide whether or not Alateen is for them.
Alcoholics Anonymous www.aa.org
Well known twelve step program for treatment of alcoholism.
National Institution of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Information on a variety of emotional and behavioral disorders.
(Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) www.save.org
FAQ on suicide, symptoms of depression and suicidal danger signs, most common misconceptions about suicide, what students should do if a friend has depression, what hospitalization does for depressives and a recommended reading list.
Cope, Care, Deal www.copecaredeal.org
A comprehensive mental health site for teenagers and their parents.
Campus Blues www.campusblues.com
Although this site is designed for college students, it deals with many issues that also affect high school students such as test anxiety, stress, loneliness, and shyness.
The Dougy Center www.dougy.org
National Center for Grieving Children and Families and an internationally known model for providing peer support groups for grieving children, teens, and families.