"We support our students. We advocate for them, guide them, and figure out the right way to get them through any challenge they may have."
- An Academy counselor
Day-to-day counseling and college and career advising are important parts of an Academy education. A Guidance Director and two college advisors on staff assure that students are prepared for college or for a career. New alliances with colleges and universities offer valuable pre-professional classes and experience in health care, culinary arts, and technology, that lead to jobs with good salaries just a few years after graduation.
Most Academy students receive TOPS scholarships to attend in-state universities. And because of that, TOPS eligibility is a focus from the beginning. The Academy curriculum is designed to assure that students will graduate having met the requirements of TOPS. And teachers emphasize that freshman year is just as important as senior. Students are encouraged to focus on grades from the very beginning to get the 2.5 needed for TOPS. Read the TOPS requirements.
Scholarship deadlines and requirements
For a list of information about scholarships to Louisiana universities, click here.
The family atmosphere at the Academy means that someone is always on hand to talk to. Students and faculty alike go out of their way to help other members of the Academy community.
Many colleges, including Loyola University and Delgado Community College, come to the Academy to interview for scholarships. Seniors also participate in organized visits to college campuses. For a list of colleges who come to visit our campus, click here.
For a list of colleges Academy of Our Lady students have been accepted, click here.
Academy provides seniors with three free transcripts to send to the colleges of choice.Â Additional transcripts can be purchased for $3.00 each. The senior transcript request forms are available in the guidance office.
Alumnae transcripts can be requested by printing the request form and sending it to Academy of Our Lady, 537 Avenue D, Marrero, LA 70072. Please remember to sign and date the request form and include the $3.00 fee. If there is an issue, please call Mary Gauthier at 504-341-6217.