Padua Franciscan High School Profile
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About Our Counseling Department
As a vital part of the Padua Franciscan High School community and educational mission, the fundamental purpose of the Counseling 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 Counseling 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
- Our counselors organized a Lunch S.T.O.P. Program for students who feel stressed
Mr. Andrew Shuman ’95, M.Ed.
Director of Counseling Services
MedTrack Counselor (All Grades)
Co-Military Liaison – Service Academies, ROTC, Enlistment
Mrs. Amanda Ortiz Byrnes, M.Ed.
Senior & Junior Class: A – G
LSS Counseling Coordinator
Mrs. Chesitina Holly-Brown, M.Ed., CRC
Senior & Junior Class: H – N
College Credit Plus
Military Liaison – Service Academies, ROTC, Enlistment
Mrs. Jordann Capone, M.Ed.
Senior & Junior Class: O-Z
Mrs. Melissa Smyth, M.Ed.
Class of 2024
Mrs. Mary Lou Sidoti, M.Ed.
Class of 2025
Assistant Testing Coordinator
Mrs. Martha Holzheimer
College Now, Greater Cleveland
Financial Aid counseling, Scholarship search and opportunities
Mrs. Pamela Sandoval – Mondays, by appointment only; contact Counseling 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.
Click here to view our current Counseling Department Newsletter
Padua Franciscan High School welcomes college representatives. To schedule an appointment, please go to Naviance Rep Visits. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Marti Holzheimer, Counseling Department Secretary, at 440-845-2444 x101.
Colleges Our Graduates Attend
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