Guidance Services

  • Registers and schedules new students

  • Provides records and evaluates existing records

  • Maintains cumulative records and transcripts

  • Distributes and explains subject choice sheets to students in grades 8 - 11

  • Works on master schedule along with principal

  • Schedules students into classes requested

  • Distributes schedules to teachers and students

  • Plans teacher conferences with concerned parents or teachers

  • Figures grade point averages and distributes these to students at end of grades 9 through 12

  • Sends transcripts for seniors to colleges

  • Writes and sends letters of recommendation, mid-year reports, and college applications for seniors

  • Plans financial aid meetings for senior parents and distributes information about the application process for college

  • Administers and interprets the PSAT, ACT ASPIRE and ACT

  • Sets up administration of ASVAB and interprets scores when they are returned

  • Administers ACTs for special need students

  • Supervises ordering and distribution of standardized testing in grades 2-12

  • Distributes testing packets for the ACT and SAT

  • Provides students with information for summer school or correspondence courses and serves as supervisor

  • Provides for walk-in and referral guidance counseling sessions

  • Maintains list of counseling services available for referrals

  • Provides necessary information of students for Youth Court and other local agencies

  • Maintains college information files

  • Maintains NCAA Clearinghouse information files for athletes

  • Distributes local and national scholarship information

  • Collects and verifies scholarship information

  • Helps with the selection process for several local scholarships

  • Organizes and conducts annual awards night

  • Maintains averages for National Honor Society

  • Acts as a senior sponsor which involves planning graduation ceremony, ordering diplomas, caps and gowns and honor cords

  • Acts as a liaison between parents, students, and faculty concerning academic problems.

  • Attends regional meetings to stay current on changes with the ACT and SAT

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ACT Dates

Cathedral's High School code (CEEB)  252-097

    Test Date            Registration by       Late Fee Required

September 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019


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Scholarships & Grants



Luckyday Program- Both USM and Ole Miss have Luckyday scholarships available to incoming freshmen.  Please see Mrs. Daggett for information on both scholarships or go to each school’s websites. 

ESF Scholarships- Scholarship essay competition and ESF Freebies are available through ESF.  Go to: for information.  One $500 scholarship is given away monthly.

Harvard University  Harvard is launching a new program to provide free tuition for honor students from families making $60,000 or less a year.  For more information: or call the financial aid office:  (617)495-1581.

Millsaps College  Millsaps is pleased to announce that all Mississippi students admitted to Millsaps will now qualify for the Mississippi Legacy Scholarship worth $3000 a year.

Best Buy Scholarship Program  This is open to all students in grades 9-12.  You need good grades and community service or work experience.  For information:  or

FAFSA  Senior parents, please remember to file your FAFSA beginning Oct. 1.  You may go online to  Please make sure you go to this free website.  There are others which are similar that charge a fee.  Don’t be fooled. 

FAFSA®: Apply for Aid | Federal Student Aid

Check out the new myStudentAid app for iOS and Android. To get the best experience, make sure your browser’s pop-up blocker allows pop-ups from before logging in to the FAFSA form. The FAFSA form will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance every Sunday from 3–11 a.m. Eastern ...

RISE up MS- Mississippi’s Financial Aid is available beginning in January and has to be completed by September 15th of the year you begin college.


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