High School Guidance

Guidance services take many forms as faculty and staff work in partnership with parents to facilitate student growth and development. The teachers and staff are at the grassroots of guidance, providing direction each day. In addition, college and career counseling for high school students is provided by the guidance counselor. A variety of additional resources are available to support students in spiritual, academic, and professional growth. Seminars are offered on various topics such as financial aid for college and interpretation of standardized test scores.

High School Guidance Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Dr. Jessica Ruzicka

    Jessica Ruzicka 

    Director of Guidance
  • Photo of Sarah Steele

    Sarah Steele 

    Guidance Assistant

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Dr. Jessica Ruzicka

    Jessica Ruzicka 

    Director of Guidance

Meet the High School Guidance Counselor

Dr. Jessica Ruzicka is the SCS Academic/College Guidance Counselor, serving students and their parents with course selection and preparation for college application and admission. She is also responsible for daily scheduling, grade submissions, report cards, and transcripts for all of our students. Before coming to SCS in 2015, Dr. Ruzicka served for over 15 years in higher education working in the admissions, financial aid, and academic advising fields. She most recently served for ten years as the Assistant Director for Recruitment and Retention at Nova Southeastern University. She began her professional career working as a financial aid counselor at the University of Rochester in New York. She also serves as an online core adjunct professor in the School of Education at National University. Dr. Ruzicka holds an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Rochester, and a B.S. in Psychology from Chatham University.