The Counseling Department at Bishop McDevitt works collaboratively with students, parents, faculty, and community members to enhance the learning and futures of our students. While one is assigned to each student, they are multiple counselors available for students to consult with regarding academic, social, or career questions and concerns. During 9th grade, students are encouraged to sign up for group sessions that best fit their interest while also having the option to make individual appointments. Freshmen spend time learning how to navigate through Naviance, a college and career readiness tool that will be crucial as an upperclassman when students are applying to colleges and determining what careers may be a good fit for them. Grades 10th through 12th spend a great deal of time focusing on the goals, both academic and personal, that students have.
Many assessments throughout the academic year are coordinated through the Counseling Department as well. The SAT, PSAT, ASVAB, ACT, and AP exams are all scheduled and presented to students at particular times within the year. Sophomores each year take the ASVAB (Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery) that allows them to explore their strengths and the careers that align with them, while there is no obligation to the military. The PSAT is commonly referred to as a practice SAT test and is taken by juniors in October. Juniors and Seniors are both advised to take the SAT and or ACT when they are prepared. The Counseling Department sponsors multiple school-wide events, including College Fairs, Career Days, and multiple evening college-related events for students and parents.
Counseling Department Staff
Mrs. Sue Grasa, Secretary 717-236-7973, ext. 2150
Mrs. Rachel Arnold, Director 717-236-7973, ext. 2151
Mr. Bryan Stovall, Counselor 717-236-7973, ext. 2154
Ms. Emily Normand, CAIU Counselor 717-236-7973, ext. 2152
Up through the first week of March, Crusaders have been very busy getting accepted into college! The map below shows where these schools are located.
These schools include:
Allegheny College, Alvernia University, Baylor University, Beloit College, Binghamton University, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bowie State, Cabrini College, California University of Pennsylvania, Carlow University, The Catholic University of America, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Coppin State, Delaware Valley University, University of Delaware, DeSales University, Dickson College, Drexel University, Duquesne University and Honors College, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Eastern University, Eckerd College, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown College, Emerson College, Fairmont State University, Gwynedd Mercy University, Hamline University, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Hollins University, Holy Cross College, Hood College, Immaculata University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Iowa State University, The University of Iowa, Ithaca College, James Madison University, Juniata College, Kalamazoo College, King's College, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, LaSalle University, Lake Forest College, Lebanon Valley College, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lycoming College, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Mary Baldwin University, Marymount Manhattan College, Marywood University, McDaniel College, Messiah College, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Mount Aloysius College, Mount St. Mary's University, Muhlenberg College, University of New Haven, North Park University, Norwich University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Ohio University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Pace University, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, Purdue University, Quinnipiac University, Regent University, Robert Morris University (PA), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Rosemont College, Saint Francis University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Mary's College, Saint Michael’s College, The University of Scranton, Seton Hall University, Seton Hill University, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Stevenson University, Susquehanna University, The University of Tampa, Temple University, The Culinary Institute of America, The Ohio State University, Towson University, United States Naval Academy, University at Buffalo The State University of New York, Ursinus College, Villanova University, Waynesburg University, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Virginia University, Western Carolina University, Wilson College, The College of Wooster, Xavier University of Louisiana, and York College of Pennsylvania.
Students: please update your accepted schools into your Naviance account for the next acceptance update!