As a Holy Cross school, Hoban nurtures the hearts and educates the minds of students.
High school is full of challenges, and the student services office supports students every step of the way. At the start of freshman year, each student is assigned a school counselor. School counselors work with students and parents to assist with career planning, plan academic tracks, provide emotional support, offer study-skills training and other academic guidance.
The student services staff consists of five experienced counselors and a school psychologist. Hoban offers a range of opportunities for students, including the faculty-guided student achievement seminar and professional tutoring.
How to find a counselor
The student services office is located on the first floor of the building, between the Foley Commons and the advancement office. Counselors are available for scheduled appointments Monday through Friday during the school day. Parents may also schedule an appointment with a school counselor. If a student is in crisis and a counselor is not available, the student should go to the health clinic or the dean of students.
Counseling Services during Shutdown
Hoban's school and college counselors are available to support our students and families during this stressful time. Throughout the course of the next several weeks, we will be offering support in the following ways:
Student Services Office Hours and Email (Monday – Friday)
Counselors are available to communicate via phone or video conferencing each day during the hours of 10:30 a.m. - noon and 1 - 2:30 p.m. Please request a phone call or video conference through email first.
- Mrs. Ribovich (last names A-G)
- Mrs. Doenges (last names H-N)
- Mrs. Surface (last names O-Z)
- Mrs. Maltempi
- Mr. Hillery (juniors and seniors last names A-K)
- Mrs. Reichart (juniors and seniors last names L-Z)
Hoban tutors are available to work with students each school day. Send an email to tutors with a brief description of what subject or assignment you are requesting help in and they will respond to you to set up a tutoring session.
Counseling on Canvas
The Office of Student Services has created a counseling Canvas page for each class (Freshman, Sophomores,Junior and Seniors). Information will be posted on each of these pages over the next several weeks regarding College Credit Plus (CCP) paperwork and deadlines, AP exams, scholarship information, organization tips, self-care and more. Students will receive notifications of new postings as announcements in Canvas. To open each posting, students will just click on their new announcement.
Mental Health Counselor Information
We have a new service available at Archbishop Hoban that offers a professional mental health counselor to students. Lauren Stevens is a clinical counselor at Red Oak Behavioral Health, and she is available to meet with students during regular school day times.
The counseling services that she provides are not in place of those available from your school counselor. Ms. Stevens' services are intended to provide an easier way for students to access mental health counseling for on-going issues and concerns. During this time of online schooling, Ms. Stevens will provide counseling through video conferencing.
Referrals for mental health counseling with Ms. Stevens will be requested through your student’s Hoban school counselor. If you have questions or would like to inquire about setting up these services for your student, please contact your student’s school counselor for more details.