Guidance Services and College Planning

School Counselor Guidance Services

School counseling is the assistance given to students as they learn to make decisions throughout their high school years. It is the counselor’s job to help students make choices that will be good for them, especially regarding:

  • Academic concerns – choosing courses suited to a student’s needs, abilities, achievement levels and future goals.
  • Personal concerns – exploring feelings about themselves, their values and their relationships with their family, friends, and school.

In addition, the following services are provided throughout the school year:

  1. Individual Counseling: When a student feels the need to talk to someone, he/she should contact a counselor. Conversations are confidential. Students should stop in the Guidance Center or the Kress Family Library and fill out an appointment slip.
  2. Support Groups/Group Counseling: Groups provide an opportunity for students who share common problems to come together with a licensed counselor in an effort to work through challenges.  Groups are confidential.
  3. Classroom Guidance: Several times during the school year the counselors meet with students in groups to explain and administer tests, interpret test results, help with scheduling, orient students to school procedures, help with career information and college applications.
  4. Parent Conference: Counselors can also help parents explore various educational and personal opportunities for their children. If parents wish to contact the counselors call 255-2280.
  5. Information: The Guidance Center provides information about careers, colleges, technical and career schools, the Armed Services, financial aid, and scholarships for post-high school education. The Guidance Center also serves as the source of ACT and SAT registration information, a place to schedule appointments with the counseling staff, and the area in which college representatives and career speakers meet with students.
  6. Testing: During high school, students will take several standardized tests administered by counselors. They include ability, achievement and interest surveys, along with preliminary college entrance tests. Results of the tests are used in future educational planning.

Counseling Staff

Mr. Sean Cullen (Students A-L) scullen@centralcatholic.org

Mrs. Jessica Tobias (Students M-Z) jtobias@centralcatholic.org

Ms. Mona McGhee mmcghee@centralcatholic.org
College Counselor

College Planning

College Planning Overview

Central Catholic is proactive when it comes to college admissions. The guidance department is aggressive in its approach to guiding students toward the best college or university for them. Curriculum choices, college admission testing, and partnering with parents are specific ways in which students at Central Catholic High School are delivered to the college or university of their choice.

Students in every grade receive academic counseling, and the focus on college intensifies each subsequent year. Central Catholic students receive personal advisement in a variety of areas, with a strong emphasis being placed on selecting curriculum that challenges them and advances them in the direction of having a competitive college choice at the end of their high school career.

Students work to prepare for a competitive ACT/SAT score and start their college search. Personal attention continues as Mona McGhee, the college counselor, narrows the college choices with students and their families and works to connect students with the higher educational options that they have decided to pursue.

Forms and Worksheets

Visit the web site www.actstudent.org.
All seniors need to complete and return the senior agenda form below. Completion instructions and return directions are included on the form.
Senior Agenda Form

In order to complete the college admission and/or scholarship process, the forms below need to be thoroughly completed, signed, and then returned to the CCHS guidance department.
College Application Processing Sheet
Scholarship Application Processing Sheet
Activities Resume for College Applications
College Admissions Checklist

The NCAA worksheet files below need to be opened in Adobe Reader for the calculations to work. If you receive an error message on the page, just click OK to get through it.
NCAA Division I Worksheet
NCAA Division II Worksheet

College Scholarships

If you are interested in any college scholarships, please see Mr. Owens in room 107.

High School Transcript Policy

Your academic transcript is the official, permanent record of your academic history at Central Catholic High School. Please download the Transcript Request Form and return it to Central Catholic High School – 2550 Cherry Street – Toledo, Ohio 43608. Transcripts will not be released, and your request will be returned if financial obligations to the school have not been met.

Transcripts requests must include:

  1. Full name and address of requestor
  2. Your year of graduation
  3. Your date of birth
  4. Full name and complete address of person or institution receiving the transcript
  5. Your signature
  6. Transcript fee of $5.00
  7. A phone number, address, or email address where you can be reached in case there is a problem processing your request

College Admission 101

This workshop is designed for first quarter seniors who are in the midst of making their college decisions. The college application process is made easier for students and parents. Students receive assistance with making the right college choice, filling out applications, writing college essays, writing activities resumes, and other matters relating to the college application process.