Counseling & Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs

At Austin Catholic, we encourage our students to go beyond STEM (the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and into the STREAM, a holistic education philosophy that also embraces religion and the arts.

Art teacher Mr. Littlejohn instructs Nicole N.

In addition to our competitive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics course offerings, our Augustinian values and Catholic faith inform the students’ daily lives at Austin. With a full fine and applied arts curriculum, students can experience the joy of creativity and appreciation of life’s beauty. This is how we define the comprehensive, liberal arts education your student will receive at Austin Catholic.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs, Jim Baker at 586-200-0143 Ext 118 or jbaker@austincathlichighschool.org

2017-2018 Calendar

2017- 2018 Bell Schedule

Counseling

The mission and responsibility of the Counseling Department is to advocate for students. We seek to develop a relationship with each student and become cognizant of the students’ academic, personal, social and spiritual strengths and weaknesses. We assist students in their developmental growth from freshman year through senior year and strive to maximize their potential in every way possible in partnership with parents and teachers.

Please follow our School Counselor, Ms. Hawkins, on Twitter! Or contact her at ghawkins@austincatholichighschool.org or (586) 200-0143 x 119.


Some of the Many Services We Provide:

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academic counseling
personal counseling
parent teacher consultations
referral to counseling agencies
career education exploration
college selection
financial aid workshops
job shadowing
parent orientations
EXPLORE/PLAN/PSAT/ACT/SAT
parent workshops
freshman parent night
junior college info night
organization & study skills assistance
classroom presentations on social issues

OK2Say

In the days following the tragedy in Florida, school safety is on the minds of students, parents, teachers and community members. This is a reminder of a resource we have in Michigan, OK2Say, where tips can be submitted anonymously through the following channels: 
 
Call:   8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
Text:   652729 (OK2SAY)
Email:  OK2SAY@mi.gov
Online: OK2SAY.com   
Mobile App: Google Play and iTunes
 
Remind your students, parents and teachers of this resource. Below is an e-mail that was sent from the Ok2Say office last week.  
 
E-mail Sent from the Ok2Say Office: 
 
In the wake of the school tragedy in Florida, many people are wondering how they can keep their schools safe.  Others in Michigan, have been contacting our office for more information, resources (banners, posters, etc.) and to inquire how to schedule a free OK2SAY presentation.
 
For those who may not be aware, in 2014 the Michigan Attorney General’s office implemented a student safety initiative called OK2SAY.  OK2SAY is a program that ensures every student, parent, teacher, and community member has access to a safe and confidential way to report any concerns about their safety or the safety of others.  OK2SAY operates as an early warning system in our schools to help stop tragedies before they start. 
 
Remind your students that they have a confidential way to report a safety threat.  OK2SAY is operational 24/7: Submit a tip using email, mobile app, telephone, text message, or through the OK2SAY website.
 
When students make the courageous decision to break the code of silence and speak out against harmful behavior, they equip authorities with the information needed to respond to threats and avert tragedy. And that’s a good thing for Michigan schools, communities, and families.