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Counseling Services

BECAHI's Guidance Office supports students from the very start of their Golden Hawk journey

Counseling services at Bethlehem Catholic High School strive to foster the development of the entire person – emotionally, spiritually, academically and socially. Through academic advisement, career education and post-secondary school placement, the guidance staff supports students in their personal and academic lives and in their roles as good citizens. Students are called to the guidance office for meetings and interviews but they may also visit their guidance counselor as needed. Becahi believes that a good rapport and working relationship between counselor and student are crucial to student success.

Counseling Department
Phone: 610-866-0791
Fax: 610-866-9483

9th Grade Counselor
Kathy Henry, ext. 363, khenry@becahi.org

10th – 12th Grade Counselors
Mrs. Annette Nielsen (L – Z), ext. 355, anielsen@becahi.org
Ms. Paula Staples (A – K), ext. 357, pstaples@becahi.org

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Jennifer Shay, ext. 354, jshay@becahi.org
Please contact Ms. Shay for transcripts, record requests, employment verification, and the scheduling of school and military visits.

College Counseling

College counseling for students begins freshman year utilizing Naviance. During the second semester of junior year, the counselors meet with each student to narrow down a list of schools that might be a “good fit.” At home, students and parents are encouraged to check out schools’ websites that are of interest to the student. Naviance and the College Board website have excellent college search engines, which help students generate a list of schools that match their preferences.

During senior year, the college counselors work closely with students to help with the entire college application process. From college visits to letters of recommendation to actual applications for admissions, the college counselors are available to students to help them with this process.

Naviance Family Connection Login

Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive school counseling software program that will help your child explore their career interests and match them with colleges and careers based on their strengths and interests. As a parent, you can review your child’s college and career interests, search for scholarships, find academic/community enrichment programs that might benefit your child, track the status of your child’s college applications, and much more.

Naviance Family Connection Login

College Application Forms

Financial Aid + Scholarship Resources

Common Application

The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of 600 member colleges and universities in the United States. Students may fill out one application and send it electronically to multiple educational institutions. https://www.commonapp.org

Career Planning

One of the functions of the Counseling Department is to provide career advisement. This begins in freshman year and continues throughout the four years of high school. Counselors use career inventories and other career-related materials to engage students. They also utilize the Naviance Guidance Program for advisement in this area. Students and parents can take advantage of the tools and programs in the Naviance Guidance Program related to careers and career planning.

Academic Counseling

One of the functions of the Counseling Department is to provide academic counseling. Our counselors do this in a variety of ways. Counselors meet on an individual basis with all students to discuss individual academics and academic success. Counselors offer information about standardized test prep, college and scholarships. They administer PSAT and Advanced Placement testing. They provide information nights for parents and students on academic topics. They coordinate and manage parent/student-teacher conferences to discuss academic issues, concerns and progress. They are also available to discuss and assist with course selection.

Counseling Services

Counselors do not provide personal counseling. They do assist students and families with personal issues and concerns. However, if personal counseling is needed they work, in conjunction with the Dean of Students, to make recommendations and assist students and families to find an outside counselor. The school then maintains a relationship with the outside counselor as needed to provide feedback and any assistance that it necessary.

Psychological services are available to students at Bethlehem Catholic through Intermediate Unit 20. A school psychologist is available and school counselors can coordinate services with the Intermediate Unit for families who may need these services.