Jesuit High School Tampa
Forming young men in the Tampa Bay area since 1899
Men For Others

College and Personal Counseling

The counseling center consists of four guidance counselors who provide Jesuit students with academic and personal guidance counseling at each grade level. The junior and senior counselors also are college information specialists.

Beginning freshman year and continuing through the senior year, each Jesuit student receives both individual and classroom guidance counseling on topics relevant to each grade level. Our counselors assist each student in arriving at good decisions regarding college and career choices, as well as personal and academic issues.

See below for a link to the monthly newsletter, Family Connection/Naviance, the School Profile, classroom guidance session information, and college counseling resource links.

Family Connection/Naviance

Family Connection/Naviance is a web-based research and planning tool for students, parents, and guidance counselors. The website manages individual students as they move through the entire college planning, application, and decision process.

Click here to access Family Connection/Naviance.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of College Counseling Fernando Rodrigues at, or (813) 877-5344, ext. 521.

School Profile

The School Profile for Jesuit High School, a product of the College Counseling department, details such things as the school's graduation requirements, course selection, community service requirements, curriculum, enrollment data, grading and class rank, standardized test and AP test scores, National Merit scores, accreditations, and college acceptances.

Click here to view a pdf of the 2017-18 School Profile

Classroom Guidance Sessions

In addition to being available to students daily at the Counseling Center, all guidance counselors also meet with students in classroom guidance sessions one period per cycle throughout the year. The specific classroom topics for each grade level are:

  • Introduction to school life and good study habits
  • Personal adjustment to high school
  • Values clarification
  • Drug and alcohol education.
  • Personal problems with emphasis on alcohol and other drugs
  • Human sexuality
  • Preparation for the PSAT
  • Review of good study habits.
  • Preparation for the PSAT, SAT and ACT
  • Interpretation of standardized test scores
  • Introduction to college careers and vocational choices
  • Stress management.
  • College choices
  • College applications and forms
  • Interview techniques
  • College life
  • College placement

College Counseling Resource Links

Below are Internet sites to assist students with college plans. These links provide information on colleges, applications, financial aid, scholarship searches, career information, and more. 

  • ACT - Information on the ACT and includes online registration, test tips, interactive sample questions, FAQs, test strategy, and a financial aid estimator.
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities - Jesuit institutions and a college search of Jesuit colleges and universities are featured on this link.
  • The College Board (SAT) - Professional association of high schools and colleges includes SAT I and SAT II info and online registration, a free scholarship search, and ExPan college search (for a fee).
  • College and University Home Pages - Alphabetical and geographical listings of more than 3000 two and four year colleges and universities are provided on this link.
  • College Net - For college and scholarship searches with links to the colleges.
  • CollegeView - A college search and application service database of over 3,800 colleges, virtual tours, and more.
  • Common Application - Download the Common Application from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
  • Cooperative Education - Describes ways that students can get work experience during college and includes links to colleges offering co-op programs.
  • E-Campus Tours - Virtual tours of hundreds of college campuses, some tours provide 360-degree views. Also includes a free scholarship search.
  • Fast Web - Financial aid and scholarship search lists 180,000 awards.
  • Florida Bright Futures - The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program is made up of the Florida Academic Scholars Award and the Florida Medallion Scholars Award.
  • Florida Center for Advising and Academic Support - State of Florida run site allows you to easily apply to all State of Florida universities. It also has career resources, financial aid information, and Florida Bright Futures requirements.
  • FLORIDA CHOICES - Contains information on over 600 careers, 3,500 educational programs, scholarship and financial aid money, and an interest inventory.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Create your PIN number for electronically signing your FAFSA; contains the Federal Code Numbers for all of the colleges and universities.
  • Guide to Catholic Colleges and Universities - Catholic colleges and universities across the country are provided on this site.
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Links to historically black colleges and universities.
  • National Association of College Admission Counseling - Professional association for college admission personnel and high school college counselors includes the association's statement of principles of good practice. This includes a listing of student rights and responsibilities in the admissions process.
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators - Guide to financial aid, scam alert, and several scholarship searches.
  • NCAA Eligibility Center - For aspiring college athletes, register with the Eligibility Center, check your status, and view eligibility requirements. Remember to print two copies of the Release Form, sign both copies, and bring them to the Counseling Center at Jesuit.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Employment in hundreds of occupations, including degrees, training, and employment outlook, can be found here.
  • Peterson's Guides to Colleges and Universities - Information on colleges and universities.
  • Sallie Mae - Information on college costs and paying for your education.
  • Selective Service - Information and online registration. All males are required by law to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Failure to register may lead to ineligibility for student loans and grants for college, job training, and government jobs.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post Secondary Information - Federal student financial aid programs and the FAFSA, including Title IV Codes and the FAFSA on the Web, are provided here.
  • U.S. News and World Report College Fair - Information on colleges and universities and financial aid, it also includes the magazine's rankings.
  • Yahoo's Financial Aid Search - College financial aid can be accessed here.

College Representatives Scheduling Visits

We are pleased that college representatives are interested in meeting with our juniors and seniors. To schedule a visit, please email Mrs. Jan Manhold, Assistant to College Counseling, at, or (813) 877-5344, ext. 520. Please indicate any preferred dates and times. Each visit may last up to one class period, and may be scheduled on most days starting at 8:15am, with the last visit starting no later than 2:30pm. We experience “peak times” for visitors and do our best to schedule all interested colleges. Call us if you have questions about logistics or would like recommendations during your stay in the Tampa area. We look forward to welcoming you to campus.
At Jesuit, we are responding in a dynamic way to the changing needs of education in the 21st century.
It is an exciting era, with the constant infusion of new technology and the increasing emphasis on student engagement in the learning process.
In 2014 Jesuit claimed the FHSAA's highest honor among all Class 5A schools in academics (Academic Team Champion) and athletics (All-Sports Award).
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