Student Support Program
This is a support network for students coordinated by the Counseling Center at Pius. Students meet in small groups to share their concerns and questions regarding the pressures and challenges they face during their adolescent years. We recognize that students today have a growing variety of personal, social and family concerns. These include peer pressure, alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, stress, dating, and academics. We believe that many students need assistance in coping with these issues, but are often afraid to ask for help.
- Living with a loss: This group can offer an understanding and caring through sharing.
- Reducing Anxiety & Stress: Look forward to overcoming the painful worry and fear that accompanies tension and anxiety.
- Anger Management: Learn how to identify, control, and appropiately express your feelings of anger.
- Family Issues: Discuss family related issues/problems that you are experiencing.
First Friends Program
This is a program for to help students who transfer to Pius from another high school. With this kind of initial support, most students perform well academically on their own initiative by taking advantage of the special help Resource Rooms available in all subject areas.
The School Counselor
- This person is an advocate for the student. The counselor:
- Provides counseling services to students individually and in support groups
- Provides consultation, education and support services to teachers
- Facilitates referrals to community support services
- Provides academic, personal, and career guidance to students
- Networks with post-secondary schools