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Counseling

Our caring counseling staff is here to guide students through their high school years by providing academic counseling, college and career planning and social/emotional support. 

Supporting each student’s individual and social development, guiding them through academic and college preparatory classes, and encouraging them to reflect on God's plan for their future is our #1 goal!

Four Year Counseling Curriculum

9th Grade Fall
- Freshman Parent Night
- Presentation in freshman classrooms regarding academics, college planning, and personal/social readiness
- Student meetings with assigned counselor for an introduction and to check in

 9th Grade Spring
- Presentation in all classrooms regarding course registration for next year
- Individual student meetings to review credits and courses to take sophomore year

10th Grade Fall
- Presentation in sophomore classrooms regarding the PSAT
- Individual student meetings with assigned counselor for an introduction and to check in  

10th Grade Spring
- Presentation in all classrooms regarding course registration for next year
- Presentation in sophomore classrooms regarding academics, college planning, and personal/social readiness
- Individual student meetings to review PSAT scores and courses to take junior year

 11th Grade Fall
- Presentation in junior classrooms regarding the PSAT
- Individual student meetings to check in

11th Grade Spring
- Junior parent night: “College 101”
- Presentation in all classrooms regarding course registration for next year
- Presentation in junior classrooms regarding the college application process
- Individual parent/student meetings for college planning

12th Grade Fall
- Presentation in senior classrooms regarding the college application process
- Individual parent/student meetings for college planning

12th Grade Spring
- Senior Awards Night
- Individual student meetings for final check-in

Meet Our Counseling Team

Lisa McMorrow

Titles: Director of Counseling, 12th- Sts. Francis, George, Maximilian, Patrick and Teresa, 9th - 11th last names A to F
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 480-634-8240
Website (Personal): https://calendly.com/lmcmorrow

Cal Beneze

Titles: Counselor, 12th - Sts. Blaise and Ignatius House,, 11th - last names M to R, T to Z, 10th - last names M to R, U to Z, 9th - last names M to R
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 480-634-8215
Website (Personal): https://calendly.com/rbeneze

Lindsay Cusano

Titles: Administrative Assistant for Counseling Department, College Visit Coordinator
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 480-634-8239

Deanna Larson

Titles: Counselor, 12th - St. Michael House, STA Cohort 2024, 11th - last names G to L and S, 10th - last names G to L and S to T, 9th - last names G to L
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 480-634-8242

Resources for Success

College Board 2024

Our counselors guide students through the college search and application process. When those acceptance letters come in, we celebrate as the seniors pin the "NDP College Board!"

It's Okay to Ask for Help

The aftermath of the pandemic and pressures of social media have caused a rise in mental health issues among teens and adults. This is why Notre Dame Prep has partnered with Care Solace - a centralized hub to make finding the right help easy and efficient. This service is complimentary to all members of our Community of Saints and their families. 

Care Solace connects students, staff and their families to care. At no cost to our community members, Care Solace will quickly and confidentially find available mental health and substance use providers matched to your needs.

You can access Care Solace services in three ways. Here's how it works:  

  • Call 888-515-0595 at any time. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365. A dedicated Care Companion will help you every step of the way to research options, secure appointments, and follow up to make sure it is a good fit.  

  • Search anonymously to get matched with an extensive list of care providers at caresolace.com/ndpsaints  

  • Contact your school counselor, and they will submit a referral on your behalf.  

PLEASE NOTE: Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health service provider. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or the Suicide Lifeline at 988.

If you have any questions about Care Solace, contact our Director of Counseling, Mrs. McMorrow, at (480) 634-8240 or lmcmorrow@ndpsaints.org.