Bishop Kelley High School offers a comprehensive guidance program for each student that involves academic advisement, personal counseling, and college advisement.

Academic advisement begins early freshman year when each student meets with a counselor to formulate a four-year plan of study. At any time students may meet with their counselor to review current courses and plan for future ones.

Personal counseling is offered to students in crisis or in need of assistance with personal issues. If the counselor determines that a student’s issues go beyond the scope of Bishop Kelley’s services, then a referral may be made to outside community agencies.

College advisement begins the moment students enter Bishop Kelley High School with the High School Essentials meeting. Students also have complete access to the College Resource Room and two college counselors. All Juniors, in the spring semester, meet their college counselor, create a transcript account, and begin conversations about graduation goals. Junior parents will be invited to attend an information session regarding expectations for their soon-to-be high school Senior. 

Please click on Directory in the left column for your academic and college counseling staff information. 


Senior Forms

Seniors using the Common Application to apply for college will need a letter of recommendation from their college counselor. Other schools may require that we complete a school form or send a letter.  Before we can do either, the following information must be turned in to Ms. Cogan (A-L) or Ms. Lawler (M-Z) four weeks before you need the letter. Please double check that you have met all of the curricular requirements for the various colleges or universities to which you intend to apply. Each school handles admissions differently.  You do not have to complete your application before you send us what we need to do your recommendation, nor do you have to wait for your recommendation to submit your application.

A copy of the essay you wrote for your application-we encourage you to share this via Google Docs so we can make suggestions

Sample Resume 

Student Questionnaire 

Parent Response