Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart


Counseling Center

The hallmark of Sacred Heart Academy’s Counseling Center is the individualized attention and support it provides to each student.  Counselors are available to assist students with personal issues and provide referrals to health professionals, The Learning Center, and peer mentors and tutors.  Counselors work with students and their families to arrange individual educational services, enrichment opportunities, assessments, and referrals. 

The Counseling Center also works closely with students throughout their four years at SHA to assist them with college selection, the application process, and career planning.  Our three full-time Counselors provide individual and group classes, family sessions, referrals, testing, career-choice assessments, and technological support to help each student complete a successful college search.  Counselors help students locate and apply for available scholarship opportunities and financial aid.


Jeanette M. Piscitello
Counselor for Freshwomen
834-2101, ext. 315



Carrie Szegda
Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Juniors and Seniors, Last Name: A-Ki

Sophomores, Last Name: A-Man

834-2101, ext. 313
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Kristin Clarke
Counselor for Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors

Juniors and Seniors, Last Name: Kj-Z

Sophomores, Last Name: Mao-Z
834-2101, ext. 314





Some Interesting Statistics:

Class of 2014

Total Number of Graduates: 100

  • Students receiving a Regents Diploma: 100%
  • Students receiving a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation: 94%
  • Students receiving a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors: 30%

Average SAT Scores:

    • Critical Reading      553
    • Math                           548
    • Writing                      548


Total Scholarship Money Awarded: $17,380,290


College Preparation Calendars:


Annual Programs

Western New York College Consortium Mon., Oct. 27, 2014 during school day
Financial Aid Night Wed., Dec. 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Freshwomen Information Night Wed., Jan. 21, 2015 (Time TBD)
College Planning Night for Juniors and Parents Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015 at 6:15 pm
Jesuit Excellence College Tour Spring 2015 during the school day
NACAC College Fair at Buffalo Convention Center Wed., March 18, 2015 during the school day
College and Career Planning Spring 2015
Junior and Senior Awards Spring 2015


Transcript Request Information

All transcript requests must be in writing and should be mailed to the Sacred Heart Academy Counseling Center.  Please use the link below to access the required form.  There is a $5.00 transcript processing fee, which can be in the form of cash or check payable to Sacred Heart Academy.  Please allow at least one week for processing (5 business days).


Naviance Family Connection

Sacred Heart Academy is pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a web based service designed especially for students and parents.  Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you and your child can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers.  Family Connection is linked with Naviance Succeed, a service that the Counseling Center uses to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school.



              SHA's CEEB School Code #331770

ACT: www.actstudent.org

  • 2014-15 ACT Test Dates
  • March 17, 2015: We are having all of our Juniors take an ACT Exam at SHA on March 17 during the school day.  This test is an official test and can be used to report to schools.  We are excited to offer this enhancement this year as many students in the past have done better on the ACT than on the SAT.  Since each student is different, we recommend that each student take each exam (ACT and SAT) at least once.

SAT: www.collegeboard.com



Students will have access to scholarship information through the Naviance program which will be updated regularly and discussed during their Seminar course.  Scholarship opportunities will also be announced and posted in the Counseling Center throughout the school year.  We encourage all students to visit college websites for additional scholarship information pertinent to each specific college.

Helpful Websites:


Useful College Informational Websites


Additional Information