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Graduate Support Program

Preparing for the Future

Our aim is to provide each of our students with guidance and support through high school, college, and beyond.


Saint Xavier High School volunteers and Science Mini Camp participant at the Bond Hill Recreation Center, January 26, 2024

The Graduate Support Program at Xavier Jesuit Academy is designed to assist students, parents, and guardians with choosing a “right fit” high school as they prepare to depart XJA. To help families prepare for this important transition, our graduate support services begin for students in the seventh grade by increasing their awareness of local high school options and helping students and families determine realistic and appropriate high school choices.

In the eighth grade, graduate support helps students develop the skills needed to prepare for the high school admissions process including essay writing, test prep, and interview skills. We take the time to work through the application process with students and families, aiding in areas from arranging high school visits, to completing applications and financial aid paperwork. The goal of this additional service is to provide high school transition assistance for students and families that addresses the expectations and skills needed to have success in high school and beyond.

Our full program:

Upper-Elementary & Middle School
Students begin to research their high school opportunities by attending high school fairs and engaging in on-site tours during the high school exploration process.

High School: Grades 9-10
The Graduate Support Team visits each high school regularly to check in with alumni, provide social-emotional support, and ensure students stay on track for academic success.

High School: Grades 11-12
Alumni explore their postsecondary options. The Graduate Support Office helps students visit college campuses, complete application materials, and apply for scholarships or financial assistance.

Postsecondary Education
Support continues with regularly scheduled in-person or virtual check-ins. Alumni are connected to scholarships, internships, and employment opportunities.

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