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Guidance Office

2023-2024 Course Selection Resources

2023-2024 Course Descriptions

Nurturing the Hearts of Students

Our mission is to nurture the heart of a young woman by noticing the light within in her and to create an environment to learn to manage their lives academically and personally. We provide classroom guidance lessons, individual and small group sessions. The aspiration for our students and their parents is to feel supported, informed, and empowered to grow in mind, body, and spirit.

IWHS Guidance

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Sarah Lawrence

    Sarah Lawrence 

    Director of Guidance/School Counselor
  • Photo of Amy Nokes

    Amy Nokes 

    School Counselor
  • Photo of Robert Victoria

    Robert Victoria 

    College and Career Counselor

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Lura Davidson, PhD.

    Lura Davidson, PhD. 

    Intervention Specialist
  • Photo of Barbara Lee

    Barbara Lee 

    ESL Teacher
  • Photo of Dora Calderon

    Dora Calderon 

    Administrative Assistant to the Guidance Office

Student Support

  • Academic Advising
  • Wellness
  • College Readiness

Transcript Request

Please email dcalderon@iwhs.org.

Guidance Program

List of 4 items.

  • Freshman Year

    Guidance courses are offered to freshman to help them adjust more quickly and successfully to the unique modular system of Incarnate Word High School. These courses are taught by the 9th/10th-grade counselor and by junior students through the Guidance Office Leadership Program.
  • Sophomore Year

    Guidance lessons will support students in the following areas: positive self-esteem development, goal-setting, establishing responsible behavior, encouraging interpersonal effectiveness, and promoting strong communication skills.
  • Junior Year

    College exploration classes are designed to offer juniors a jump start on the application process. The class will cover topics relative to preparing to apply during the senior year.  Topics cover best practices for utilizing Naviance for application support, requesting documentation from teachers and school, understanding admissions terminology and paperwork types, and standardized testing.
  • Senior Year

    College application classes are held the senior year to provide support to students during the college application/scholarship processes. This class covers real-time topics to assist students in
    rounding out their college list, defining their application timeline, reviewing required documentation and best practices to complete their college applications.