Guidance and College Planning

Finding a great college or university is about finding the one that’s right for you is the philosophy we embrace and encourage at Cardinal Mooney.

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Ann LaFemina
Senior Academic & College Counselor

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Navigating the college application and admission process is not an easy task.  Senior Academic Advisor Ann LaFemina assists the senior students and their families through this daunting challenge by personalizing the college and scholarship application process, hosting more than seventy colleges and universities for our on-campus college fair, and taking students on a three-day bus tour of colleges and universities in Florida.

Mrs. LaFemina holds her Masters in Education from Dowling College and has been successfully serving as a college counselor for more than 13 years.  She is passionate about working with our students while helping them to achieve their college acceptance goals.  Our students and parents think Mrs. LaFemina is “a lifesaver.”

Academic Services Department information

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Matt Ittig
Dean of Curriculum

Lori Lewis
Academic Counselor

Grades 9-11 with last name of A-K

Bianca George
Academic Counselor

Grades 9-11 with last name of L-Z

Kelly Givens
Learning Strategies Instructor

Deb Butor

College planning timelines

Tools for Success

Naviance/Family connection is a web-based software program used by Cardinal Mooney’s Guidance/College Counseling office to manage the college application process.  It is a comprehensive tool that enables students to explore careers and colleges and become actively involved in the college planning process. Through it, we are able to share important information with you about upcoming events, local scholarship opportunities, and other college-related information.  Beginning in the Spring of your Junior year, Naviance/Family Connection will become a critical tool in the college application process as it is the platform from which all college application materials are assembled and electronically delivered to colleges and universities.

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The Canvas Learning Management System is the online classroom software used by Cardinal Mooney High School. Canvas helps teachers to assign work, receive and evaluate completed work from students, create online discussions, and manage many other functions of day-to-day learning. Canvas can make teaching and learning more effective by extending classrooms through the power of computers, mobile devices, and the internet.  It also contains modules where students and parents can access general school information, important guidance information and documents regarding college, career and scholarship planning and community service opportunities.  Everything that you need to know about guidance and college planning is available on this site.

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