Counseling Department

Bishop Amat recognizes the many needs that young people have today. Growing up is a challenging and often trying experience, and we are fully aware that our students have no social immunity to the temptations and moral dilemmas that face any teenager. 
Counselors are available on campus throughout the day and after school. The counseling program fosters the values that enable our youth to understand themselves and others. We encourage our students to assume personal responsibility for their behavior as well as for their intellectual growth and development in keeping with their talents and abilities. 
Our curriculum is geared to the physical and mental development of the adolescent. The Counselors make an effort to see all students at various times during the school year. A student may request an appointment with his/her counselor by signing on the appointment request lists that are located outside the counseling offices in the 400 wing.
Our counselors are experienced teachers with expertise in various specialized areas. The department offers guidance primarily in academics. In addition, counselors can help students gain information about careers and colleges, scholarships, and financial aid for higher education.
Junior Parent College Info Night (03.01.2022)
On the evening of Tuesday, March 1, Amat's College Counselor Mr. Scott hosted a virtual information session for junior parents. Topics included how to build a college list, applications, financial aid, and recent trends and changes to the college application experience. Please access a recording of the event if you were unable to attend (CLICK HERE). 
FAFSA Workshop (11.02.2021)
On the evening of Tuesday, 11/2, Bishop Amat welcomed noted financial aid consultant, Mr. David Levy, who delivered a virtual presentation instructing attendees on the process of completing the FAFSA application. Please access all of the supporting documents mentioned in the presentation here (CLICK HERE). 
Financial Aid Overview (10.13.2021)
On the evening of Wednesday, 10/13, Bishop Amat welcomed noted financial aid consultant, Mr. David Levy, who delivered a virtual presentation on the financial aid for college.  This presentation provided an overview of the financial aid process and changes in the methods for determining financial aid.   He has provided several documents to help parents through this process (CLICK HERE). 
Counselors & Coffee (09.15.2021)
For a copy of the meeting's agenda (which includes links), please CLICK HERE.
Secrets to Winning a Scholarship (4.7.2022)
On Thursday, 4/7 Mr. David Levy, a nationally recognized financial aid expert will conducted a webinar entitled, “Secrets to Winning a Scholarship”. Juniors, sophomores, freshmen, and their parents were encouraged to participate. He has provided several documents to help students and parents through this process (CLICK HERE).