Guidance

Cardinal Spellman Guidance department is committed to promote each student's self-understanding and self-acceptance, and to facilitate personal decision making.

Services Provided:

  • Personal counseling
  • Academic counseling
  • College and career counseling
  • Group guidance counseling
  • Course selection and scheduling
  • Consultation with teachers
  • Consultation with parents
  • Introduction and implementation of Naviance college and career planning program

Naviance Login

Grade 9

  • Orientation to Guidance Counselors and procedures
  • Individual appointment(s) for each student in early Fall
  • Group guidance workshop in preparation for EXPLORE standardized test
  • Freshman Breakfast Club
  • Follow up session with EXPLORE results
  • Group guidance workshop for mid-year exam preparation
  • Course selection assistance for sophomore year


Grade 10

  • Individual appointment(s) for each student
  • Implementation of educational SOS Program (Signs of Suicide)
  • Group guidance workshop presentation for PSAT preparation
  • Follow up presentation of PSAT results
  • Exploration for careers, colleges, values, interests, strengths
  • Course selection assistance for junior year
  • Early College Planning Workshop for sophomore parents
  • Introduction/account registration for Naviance (college/career website)

Grade 11

  • Individual appointment(s) for each student
  • Group guidance workshop/presentation for PSAT preparation
  • Group guidance workshop/presentation for PSAT results
  • Assistance with Naviance college & career searches, preparation for college visits
  • Making Your College Search Count Program
  • College Information Night - Part One
  • Course selection assistance for senior year
  • Three Day Summer Workshop: The First Steps in the College Admissions Process

Grade 12

  • Individual appointments in early Fall and ongoing
  • College Planning Night - Part Two
  • Assistance with college application process
  • Financial Aid Night @ Stonehill College & FAFSA Workshop @ Spellman
  • Coordination of college information sessions
  • Mailing of complete application packets to colleges

Meet the Staff

Mrs. Bonnie Miller
Guidance Director
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Freshmen Last Names: F-K
Sophomores: G-M
Juniors: D-K
Seniors: F-Mc

Mrs. Karen O'Hearn
Administrative Assistant
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Mrs. Lauren LaCara
Counselor
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Freshmen Last Names: A-E
Sophomores: A-F
Juniors: A-C
Seniors: A-E

Mrs. Marianne Hogan
Counselor
Email

Freshmen Last Names: L-R
Sophomores: N-S
Juniors: L-R
Seniors: Me-R

Mr. Bruce Hamilton
Counselor
Email

Freshmen Last Names: S-Z
Sophomores: T-Z
Juniors: S-Z
Seniors: S-Z

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