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Academic Counseling

The Academic Counseling Student Service Team supports and assist students, parents and faculty in the academic educational process.

Our Role

  • We meet with students and parents various times throughout the year to assist students with upcoming events that are beneficial in achieving our academic mission.
  • We plan and implement programs, which provide information and assistance to the parents and students concerning post secondary issues for high school students.
  • We support the Aquinas administration and faculty in their academic pursuits - keeping in mind the best interest of our students and their future.

Student Opportunities & Events

Women Exploring Investing

Here’s a fabulous opportunity for any current female seniors or recent grads interested in pursuing careers in Finance.

  • Wednesday, July 17th from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Grand Street Cafe - 4740 Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Lunch will be served 
UMKC Pharmacy Camp

For your students interested in science &/or healthcare, we offer three exciting one-day Pharmacy Camps in Columbia, Springfield & Kansas City.

  • Columbia - June 7
  • Springfield - June 21
  • Kansas City - June 28

Students who have completed 9th grade or higher can register online! This website also shows a highlight reel from last year.

Summer Reading Assignments 2024-25

Saint Thomas Aquinas students sitting around a table in the Learning Commons reading books

Reading Lists by Grade & Level

Students are required to complete a summer reading assignment for English courses. 

Additionally, all summer reading will be accompanied by an assignment over the pieces(s) you read. Upon your return from summer break, students will be assessed over their understanding of the reading(s). Summer reading assessments are the first grades of each new school year.

Summer Reading Lists

The Next Available ACT is June 8, 2024

Register for the ACT

Please visit to create an account or log back in to register for an ACT national test date. 

CLICK HERE to register for the ACT.  Find STA test site option by using test center code:  157580

Registration Deadline:  May 3, 2024

Late Registration Deadline:

Our Academics

Study Tips

Need some fresh ideas on studying? Perhaps some of the links below will help. Get into a good routine and find some success!

Academic Recovery

Academic Support

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Academic Counseling Team

Deb Castinado
Academic Counselor


Jennifer Jones
Special Services


Dr. Heather Wolf
Director of Special Services


Patty Jordan


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