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Academic Advising & Counseling

How We Can Help

Academic Advising
College & Career Planning
Mental Health & Wellness

Academic Advising

  • Course Selection and Planning
    • Graduation Requirements
    • Elective Options
    • Honors Options
      • AP Capstone
      • PLTW Pathways
    • ICC Early College – Dual Credit Options
  • Schedule Changes
    • Policies
    • Schedule Change – Request Form
  • Student Support Services
    • Tutoring
    • Accommodation Plans
  • Additional Resources
    • Time Management
    • Stress Management
    • Communication Tools

College & Career Planning

  • Timelines and College Planning Handbook
    • Seniors
    • Juniors
    • Sophomores
    • Freshmen
    • Junior High 
  • Career Exploration
  • Post Secondary Options
    • College and University Degree Programs
    • Technical Job Training
    • Military Service
    • Religious Life
    • Work and Internship Opportunities
  • Standardized Testing 
  • College Application Process
    • Transcript Requests
    • Letters of Recommendation
      • Process and policies
      • “Brag Sheet”
    • College Essays
    • Common Application (helpful hints)
  • Campus Visits
    • PND Policies
    • How to get the most out of your visit
  • Financial Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Collegiate Athletics
  • Summer and Other Opportunities
    • Part Time Jobs
    • College Summer Programs 
    • Internships
    • Volunteer and Service Opportunities
  • Additional Resources

Mental Health & Wellness

  • Resources (by topic)
  • Crisis Hotlines
    • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 
    • Chat now at:
    • Crisis Text Line: 
      • Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor. 
      • Crisis Text Line
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 
      • The Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. If you or someone you know is feeling desperate, alone, or hopeless call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • Services available
  • Referral process
  • Confidentiality

Counseling Department Contact Information

Please let us know how we can help. We’re here for you! Contact your Counselor using the directory below.

Ordering Transcripts

Order your Peoria Notre Dame High School transcript through Parchment.

If you have any issues with ordering your transcript, please contact Tonya Ganson, and we will ensure you have all the information you need to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

waive final exams?

Upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) can waive a second half of a course final exam or project if they have an A- in the class. Teachers will verify grades to approve waivers. One trimester courses cannot be waived. In the 3rd trimester, a senior student can waive a final for any course if they meet the A- expectation.

request a transcript?

Please fill out a request on Parchment via your personal registration code on
If you do not have access to Parchment, please fill out a transcript on this Google Form.

register for classes?

Students will meet with their Academic Counselor each year to discuss course selections for the upcoming year. Counselors host annual advisory assemblies to review the course selection process with each grade level. All students will enter their course selections in FACTS to list academic preferences prior to their individualized advising appointment. Once course selections are confirmed, parents and guardians will receive a confirmation of the student’s course selections via email. Families can make changes on the initial course selection sheet until a specified date.

request a course change?

To initiate a schedule change, students should meet with their Counselor no later than 5 days before the start of the semester. Schedule changes can occur only under specific circumstances. Please see the Curriculum Guide for more information.

what courses I can register for?

Check out the PND Curriculum Guide here. Students will receive course selection updates and reminders each year from their Counselor prior to individual registration meetings. Course selection guidance is also included on the course selection form in FACTS.

School Counseling Team

Baker, Michelle

Mental Health & Wellness Counselor
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