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Vision

The DePaul College Prep Counseling Team provides student support which includes a balanced focus on academic excellence, college readiness, and social-emotional wellness.

With Students, we will:
  • Develop self-management, self-advocacy, and social skills necessary to achieve academic success in high school and higher education
  • Empower students to become educated, compassionate and just global citizens
  • Care for students as individuals, celebrating our diversity
  • Ensure readiness for college and career options through rigorous academic planning and course sequencing
With Parents & guardians, we will:
  • Ensure families have and use the tools to remain knowledgeable about their students’ current progress
  • Provide strategies, resources and referrals for additional student and family support as needed
  • Provide parent education on salient topics related to adolescent development
  • Engage in regular dialogue with families in order to navigate through an optimal high school experience and maximize postsecondary options
With Faculty, we will:
  • Commit to regular and frequent communication regarding student progress and needs
  • Develop a collaborative partnership to grow our collective understanding of how to support all learners
  • Be an integrative member of the DePaul College Prep community by being visible within the school environment and throughout the school day
  • Partner to ensure students are successfully engaged in academically rigorous college preparatory courses

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Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders

The Advisory and F.R.E.S.H. Program

The Advisory and F.R.E.S.H. (Faith, Excellence, Respect, Service, Health & Wellness) Program is a teacher-facilitated class students attend twice a week. The goal: to build community through school-wide, grade-level, and small group activities.

The four year, scaffolded outcomes encompass everything from transitioning to and through High School, to identifying resources, evaluating relationships, improving one’s self-awareness, advocacy and communication, and supporting students and families through college applications, college planning, and post-graduate opportunities.

Our Team

Kelley Curtin

Kelley Curtin

College Counselor
Patrick Donlan

Patrick Donlan

Counselor 
Zachary Hinkamp

Zachary Hinkamp

Counselor, Head Sophomore Football Coach, Assistant JV Baseball Coach
Andrea Janick

Andrea Janick

Counselor
Kathryn Kaushal

Kathryn Kaushal

College Counselor
Nicole Kucera

Nicole Kucera

Counselor
Tony Minestra

Tony Minestra

Director of College Counseling, Assistant Varsity Football Coach
Ulises Ortiz

Ulises Ortiz

Counselor, Head JV Baseball Coach, Chess Team Moderator
Shelby Saunders

Shelby Saunders

Counselor, Assistant Varsity Tennis Coach, Mind the Cap Moderator
Clare Tiemann

Clare Tiemann

Counselor, Freshman Girl's Basketball Coach