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Welcome to the Counseling Department

At St. Pius X Catholic High School the Counseling Department works with all students on personal, social emotional, academic and college needs. As part of the school's mission, we work with the whole student. Students are assigned a counselor when they are a freshman and they work with that counselor throughout their 4 years. We also keep families with the same counselor.

Attention College Reps… We are using Scoir for college visits! Please email Christi Caragher with questions.

Counseling Services

One of the special aspects of St. Pius X is the ability for student/counselor relationships to grow and develop over all four years of a student’s high school experience. This occurs because the counselor works with the student from the first day of school until graduation and works with all aspects of the student’s high school journey.

Social/Emotional Counseling

Every counselor is trained and/or certified/licensed in a mental health. We are a mental health resource for students and families and can help assist with processing concerns and providing external resources if needed.

Academic Counseling

The counseling department can help students talk through a four year plan as well as provide information in regards to college admissions and academics. We help students figure out why they might be struggling, wholistically, and can provide tools for time management, stress management, and organization etc.

College Counseling

We keep students, families, and the school abreast of college trends. We work with students throughout their four years. During students’ Junior year we have a curriculum that encompasses topics about life after high school. This class includes personality test, major and career research, resume building etc. Throughout the junior and senior year students and counselors work together to create an individual path for the student. In the senior year, counselors help students with the application process by helping with organization of applications, process applications, reading/editing essays, and offering counseling for all of the many components of the application process.

Additional Services

Work Permits

Students may obtain work permits from the Counseling office. Please note that the law has recently changed and only minors under the age of 16 require a work permit. Please email Mrs. Caragher for more information. Complete information and forms are available at the Georgia Department of Labor website.

Certificates of Attendance

Students need to come in person to the Counseling Office, the Attendance Office or the Front Office. Certificates of attendance are needed to obtain a learner’s permit and a driver’s license.

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Counseling Staff

Jenniffer Kapp

Department Chair - Counseling

Christi Caragher


Marcie Linsey-Barnes


Mary Pat Martin


Blair Park


Arline Umpierre