Mrs. Ana Garcia - Guidance Counselor
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Mrs. Taryn Simmons - Director of College Admissions

The De La Salle High School Guidance Department provides personal, academic, emotional, and social support for all members of our school community. Our goal is to foster individual well-being in an atmosphere of hope and acceptance.

Specific counseling services include the following:


  • Provides support for students having classroom difficulty
  • Offers resources for students as they prepare for standardized tests (PSAT, SAT, ACT)
  • Implements intervention strategies for at-risk students
  • Facilitates school-wide testing programs
  • Advises students with information on graduation, honors placement, and specialized academic opportunities to ensure they reach their full potential


  • Creates a safe environment for students to speak to a professional counselor in times of personal difficulty
  • Meets with students for individual and small group counseling
  • Assists students with transition into high school
  • Schedules and facilitates parent conferences
  • Refers students for specialized services outside of the school


  • Schedules and coordinates visits from university representatives
  • Guides students through their search for the college / career path that best suits their individual and unique needs
  • Provides in-depth information on college scholarships and the college admissions process
  • Offers students college and career catalogues, videos, and access to online programs to help them fully explore options for their future
  • Organizes and conducts parent meetings to assist and provide parents with financial aid options and other college resources

De La Salle High School Counselors are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 2:45 pm to provide students, teachers, and parents with the support services necessary to foster success and personal development.

To make an appointment with a De La Salle counselor, please call 504-895-5717 and ask for the Guidance Department.

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