Student Support Services
The Student Support Services Department is designed to journey with the student throughout his four years at De La Salle. We take our lead from the school’s mission “where students are loved, instructed, and guided according to the traditions of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the charism of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, Founder of the Brothers and Patron of Teachers.”
We believe that each person, as a child of God, possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and recognition, regardless of academic and physical needs, social, cultural, racial, ethnic and socio-economic background, or sexual orientation.
Since we adhere to the system of holistic education, we work along with the parents, teachers, and coaches to support our young men in their questions and concerns. Our first and foremost focus is the welfare of our students. We do this through Personal and Academic, College, and Academic Support services.
Personal and Academic Counseling Services
De La Salle offers Personal and Academic Counseling services for each student, with counselors assigned alphabetically according to his last name. Since we have an open-door policy, the student is free to see any counselor of his choice. Should a student wish to change counselors, he should discuss the change with the counselor of his choice. The counselor serves their students from the time they enter until the time they graduate from De La Salle.
Our personal/academic counselors usually meet with their students at least twice a year, sometimes more, depending on the needs of the students. Sessions can be initiated by the student or counselor. Topics can range from academic support to personal development, involvement in school activities to relationship issues.
College Counseling Services
During second semester of their sophomore year, students are also assigned a college advisor through our College Counseling Office. The college counselors will guide them through the standardized-testing, college research, application, and financial aid processes. The bulk of the interaction will be during second semester of junior year and first semester of senior year.
The college counselors will also meet with students individually to get to know them and to offer guidance tailored to their specific needs. Students can connect with their college counselor at any time during their years at De La Salle.
Academic Support Services
The De La Salle Learning Center seeks to provide all students with a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment to better promote intellectual exploration, to provide access to a variety of resources, and to have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers to offer support.
This support includes the Learning Needs Coordinator who helps students assess, identify, and advocate for their individual needs, while developing practical skills to carry with them as they enter college and participate in the global community following graduation. This is done through supervised homework study after school, testing for students who required extended time, and tutoring.