School Counseling

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  • Academic Counseling

    Academic counseling assists students in making decisions that affect their education, and implements programs that enable them to reach their full potential while attending Walsh Jesuit. WJ provides students at all levels with appropriate academic advising, supplies them with college and career information necessary for effective decision-making, and provides counseling as it relates to school performance.
    Counselors offer counseling that pertains to students': study skills, student/teacher relationships, course selection, peer relationships, career information, testing & college selection.
  • Personal Counseling

    Personal Counseling supports student understanding of how to deal with issues in a healthy, productive way and provides counseling on a short-term basis to enhance a student’s knowledge and acceptance of self. The department can provide referrals for students and families to outside counseling agencies if the need for more specialized services arises.
    Maintaining confidentiality at Walsh Jesuit is an important obligation of school counselors  Our high school counselors are obliged not to disclose information that a student has shared within the context of the counseling relationship, unless such disclosures are necessary to protect the student from posing a serious threat to himself or others.

Department Resources

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  • Career Exploration

    Medicine? Law? Engineering? Business? Architecture? Art? Not sure what you want to do? That's okay! Choosing a career is a journey. At Walsh Jesuit, we want to help you explore the many options available.

    • Freshmen, while involved in small counseling groups, are exposed to many career opportunities available through Holland's Self-Directed Search.
    • Sophomores take the Strong Interest Inventory during the second semester.
    • Juniors review the Strong Interest Inventory with their counselor and use a career component of the ACT registration process.
    • Seniors explore careers by participating in Walsh Jesuit's 3-week shadowing program called Senior Experience.
  • College Resource Links

    ACT - Register for the ACT, test preparation, college planning, etc.

    Common Application - 500+ schools accept the Common Application, register online, etc.

    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Online application including registering for your PIN, school codes, etc.

    Peterson's Planner - Products for college search & selection, test preparation, financial aid, etc.

    Princeton Review - Standardized test preparation services, supplemental education services, etc.

    SAT - Register and prepare for the SAT, etc.

    SAT Subject Tests - Measures knowledge/skills in a particular subject, test dates & fees, register online, test preparation, etc.

    Study Guide ZONE (ACT) - Free ACT study guide featuring test information, practice questions, etc.

    Study Guide Zone (SAT) - Free SAT study guide featuring practice questions, test-taking tips, and test date information, etc.
    Test Optional - List of Colleges and Universities that do not require SAT/ACT results
  • Extracurricular Resume

    The extracurricular resume provides colleges with a list of activities performed outside of the classroom setting. The activities listed should include involvement in your parish, community, summer athletic programs, and/or part-time employment, etc.

    Students should use the Naviance/Family Connection website to create their personal resume. This will be used to complete college applications and for recommendation purposes. Click here to be redirected to the Naviance/Family Connection website.
  • Naviance

  • NCAA Eligibility Center

    View the NCAA Eligibity Center website here.
  • Scholarships & Summer Programs

    College Guidance will publish scholarships from the local area several weeks before their deadline. Students should follow the 4 steps listed below when completing a scholarship application.
    1. Student obtains a copy of the scholarship application from College Guidance. We assign each scholarship a number for you to reference.
    2. Complete a transcript request form. College Guidance will provide an official transcript, sealed in an envelope, within 24 hours.
    3. If the application requires a recommendation, one of your teacher recommendations may be used.
    4. Student completes application and is responsible to email or mail it before the deadline. 
  • Selective Services

    View the Selective Services website here.
  • Self-Help for Tough Times

    The years spent in high school can be among the most memorable.  Sometimes though, you may need to talk with someone other than your normal support system of family and friends. You may also just wish to find additional information to help you make a decision.  The links below can help you navigate through those times.

    Friends Helping Friends Pamphlet Series:
    Additional Internet Information:
    24-Hour Hotlines:
    • Akron Child Guidance Center (child and adolescent suicide/crisis)

    • Alcoholics Anonymous

    • Child Abuse Hotline

    • Poison Control Center

    • Safe Landing Shelter (Summit County)
      Boys - 330.253.7632
      Girls - 330.784.7200

    • Support (suicide/crisis)

    • YWCA rape and sexual assault services
      330.434.7273 or 1.800.433.7273

Our Counselors

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  • Photo of Ashley Frye

    Mrs Ashley (Knox) Frye 08

    Director of School Counseling & Wellness
    Kent State University - M. Ed., LPC
  • Photo of Michael Gladstone

    Mr. Michael Gladstone 

    School Counselor
  • Photo of Melissa Sturm

    Ms. Melissa Sturm 

    School Counselor
    Kent State University - BA
    John Carroll University - MA
  • Photo of Eileen Varnish

    Mrs. Eileen Varnish 

    School Counselor
  • Photo of George Wright

    Mr. George Wright 

    Otterbein University - Bachelor of Science
    Kent State University - Master's of Education

Our Mission

As a Christ-centered community, we strive to be Men and Women for and with Others.


Local Phone: 330.929.4205
Phone: 800.686.4694
Walsh Jesuit High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.