Academic Counseling

St. Vincent’s provides comprehensive academic, college and wellness counseling services to meet the needs of our students.  The Counseling Department is structured so that students will have an academic counselor beginning in 9th grade through 12th grade and a college counselor from the second semester of 11th grade through 12th grade.  The academic advisor meets with students throughout the year to check in and ensure that they are meeting the graduation criteria.

Counseling Resources

Academic Counseling:

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College Counseling:

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Freshman Academic Advisor

Mrs. Kerry Pedersen
Ext 113

Sophomore Academic Advisor

Mr. Tony Greco
Ext 127

Junior Academic Advisor

Mr. Joshua LaRose
Ext 181

Senior Academic Advisor / College

Mrs. Nicole Kropelnicki
Ext 141

Graduation Requirements

Subject Requirement
English: 8 Semesters (4 years)
Fine Arts: 2 Semesters (1 year)
Language: 4 Semesters of same language (2 years)
Mathematics: 6 Semesters (3 years)
Physical Education: 2 Semesters (1 year)
Religious Studies: 8 Semesters (4 years)
Science: 6 Semesters (3 years)
Social Science: 8 Semesters (4 years)
College Prep Electives: 10 Semesters

Community Service Program: 100 hours, supervised

Total credits required for graduation: 260

Download 2023-24 Course Catalog PDF >

Curriculum at a Glance >>

Honors and AP Program

Freshmen are admitted to the Honors classes based upon their elementary school GPA, recommendations, and scores on the entrance and placement examinations. In the sophomore, junior, and senior years, students who meet with academic success in one or more academic areas are recommended for Honors and/or Advanced Placement courses by the faculty.

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the AP exam at the end of the school year. Advanced Placement Examinations enable students to demonstrate their competence in college level courses by taking three-hour examinations in mid-May. These tests contain objective and written sections and, in the case of language exams, a listening and speaking portion as well.

While it is important to take a rigorous course load, taking too many Honors or Advanced Placement courses can be detrimental. Students should think carefully about an Honors or Advanced Placement course load and discuss it with parents and counselors. This is especially true if students are considering more than three Honors or Advanced Placement courses at one time.

For assistance with Academic Counseling, please contact:
Nicole Kropelnicki
College Counselor
(707) 763-1032, ext 141