Padua Franciscan High School Profile
About Our Guidance Department
As a vital part of the Padua Franciscan High School community and educational mission, the fundamental purpose of the Guidance Department is to help and assist students to realize their full potential in their lives in and beyond high school. Grounded in the belief that professional school counselors are first and foremost advocates for students, the Guidance Department provides a comprehensive school counseling program to enhance the academic, career, and personal-social skill development of all students. We encourage self-understanding and self-awareness coupled with sound decision-making skills. Through collaborative partnering with parents and guardians, school staff, and other educational professionals, Padua Franciscan’s professional school counselors facilitate academic success while fostering the personal and spiritual growth of every student.
Our students receive more individual attention:
- Our counselor-to-student ratio: 150 students per 1 counselor (recommended national counselor-to-student ratio: 250 students per 1 counselor)
- Students have the same counselor throughout their junior, and senior years
- Our counselors meet regularly with Campus Ministry, administrators, and the nurses to collaborate and share information on students that may need additional assistance
- Our counselors organized a grief group for students who have lost a loved one
Mr. Virgildee Daniel, M.A., M.Ed.
MedTrack Students, all grades
Advanced Placement Program Coordinator
Services for Students with Disabilities
Military Liaison – Service Academies, ROTC, Enlistment
Ms. Meredith Bertin ’04, M.Ed., LPCC, CDCA
Senior & Junior Class: O – Z
Mrs. Jennifer Holz, M.A.Ed., P.C.
Senior & Junior Class: I – N
Mr. Andrew Shuman ’95, M.Ed.
Senior & Junior Class: A - H
Job Book, Scholarships
Assistant Advanced Placement Program Coordinator
Mrs. Melissa Smyth, M.Ed.
Mrs. Mary Lou Sidoti, M.Ed.
Mrs. Martha Holzheimer
College Now Greater Cleveland (formerly Cleveland Scholarship Program)
Financial Aid counseling, Scholarship search and opportunities
Mrs. Pamela Sandoval – Mondays, by appointment only; contact Guidance Department Secretary, Mrs. Marti Holzheimer.
Padua Franciscan High School’s CEEB Code: 364018 Padua Franciscan is both an ACT (204050) and an SAT (36-515) Testing Center.
Guidance Department Brochure
Padua Franciscan High School welcomes college representatives. Please contact Mrs. Marti Holzheimer, Guidance Department Secretary, at least three weeks in advance.