Guidance Overview

Sacred Heart's Guidance Office offers a comprehensive and developmental program for high school students in grades 7-12.

Guidance Counselors provide academic advising and college counseling which fosters self-awareness and promotes academic and career exploration. Through individual appointments, in group sessions, classes, workshops and presentations, Sacred Heart students are prepared to make responsible decisions regarding their own education and career goals. The Guidance Office also provides information on current national testing programs, scholarship opportunities and innovative college programs.

The Sacred Heart guidance counselors endeavor to foster the personal, social, academic, and spiritual growth of each student throughout his/her school career. As a college preparatory school, part of our mission is to prepare students for the next stage in their academic journey, entrance into higher education.

Counselors interact with students both individually and in group settings during all six years. Our goal is carried out by providing students at all levels, with appropriate academic advising; to supply students with the college and career information necessary for effective decision making, and to provide counseling as it relates to school performance.

Counselors offer academic counseling that deals with the student’s practical needs: study skills, student/teacher collaboration, peer relationships, course selection, career information, testing, and college selection.

Connect with Success is a six-year plan created by the Sacred Heart High School Guidance Department and styled to ensure that each student succeeds in college and the world beyond our 100 acre campus in Kingston, MA. The goal of the Connect with Success guidance program is to take each student beyond the classroom and into the possibilities that they have and can reach.

The program is crafted to provide every Sacred Heart student with:
  1. An academic program designed to challenge each student’s intellectual commitment.
  2. A spirituality encompassing love of God and respect for self and others.
  3. The skills and information necessary to make realistic and constructive decisions and to share one’s gifts and talents.

Guidance Offerings

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  • Transitions

    Grades 7, 8, 9
    Students in grades 7 through 9 are caught up in the rapidly changing landscape of early adolescence. Sacred Heart High School is committed to providing these students with the tools and skills to grow academically, socially and spiritually. In grades 7 & 8 students lay the groundwork for participation in the departments formal program styled for grade 9 - Freshman Forward.
  • Freshman Forward

    Freshman year is the ideal time to strengthen skills and broaden experiences both in and out of school. Through meetings and discussions with Guidance staff Sacred Heart students prepare to make informed decisions regarding further education and career goals. Throughout freshman year, guidance staff continues to evaluate individual progress and review new information to improve student outcome.
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  • Sophomore Success

    Sophomore Success continues to build on the freshman year.
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  • Jumpstart- College Planning Program

    Junior Jumpstart continues to reinforce student options and potential. The program identifies talents, interests, and resources in an effort to initiate the college search process. The Jumpstart Program enables counselors to meet with small groups of students in the classroom and explore the numerous possibilities which await them.
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  • Senior Strategy Series

    Senior Strategy Series cumulates the four-year high school plan through individual meetings. College application workshop, college fairs and college representative visits. Senior year is the ideal time to strengthen skills and broaden both school and out-of-school involvement.
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Guidance Staff

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  • Photo of Susan Gallitano

    Susan Gallitano 

    Director of Guidance
  • Photo of Janice Carmen, SND

    Sr. Janice Carmen, SND 

    Guidance Counselor
  • Photo of Jennifer Abraham

    Jennifer Abraham 

    Adjustment Counselor
Please be advised that, due to the current coronavirus closure, transfer requests and graduation verifications will be processed when the school reopens.

Sacred Heart School

Elementary School: 781-585-2114 
Early Childhood Center: 781-585-2290
Sacred Heart School is a landmark educational institution on the South Shore providing students in preschool to grade 8 a top-tier private Catholic education for more than 70 years.