Greetings North Catholic Family,
I am proud to introduce myself as the Director of Career and College Readiness here at North Catholic High School. My career has led me throughout Western Pennsylvania as a teacher, a mentor, a counselor, an athletics coach, and even a vocational training manager. My approach to any of my roles has been a student-centered approach. The needs and goals of the individual student are my top priority.
My goal now is to assist with the development and maturation of post high school plans for all students at North Catholic. I will utilize a holistic approach that will include various student activities, field trips, guest speakers, 1-on-1 counseling, creating and maintaining an E-Portfolio. The programming is designed to engage all students. I want students to have every opportunity available to best create and execute their plans. I know with the support of all the faculty, staff, administration, and families here at North Catholic, we can ensure our students have the best possible educational and career developmental experience.
Mr. Anthony J. Beilstein
Director of Career and College Readiness
Opportunities Available for Career and College Readiness
A 4-year project compiling evidence of academic, personal, and philanthropic achievement. Students will develop and refine their portfolio during their entire enrollment at North Catholic. The E-Portfolio is designed to allow students to highlight their growth and development. Seniors will present their E-Portfolio during their Senior Interviews to the Guidance Department and Administration before graduation.
Field Trips/ Volunteer Opportunities/Individual and Group Job Shadows
Field Trips are designed to allow students to tour local businesses, organizations, and community partners. Trips will aid in the career development of our students. Volunteer Opportunities within the community will allow students to develop a character of giving and pride. Individual and Group Job Shadows are scheduled based upon interest and career exploration. Students will have opportunities to learn about specific career fields by visiting and shadowing within our communities. Job Shadow opportunities are based upon community partnership availability and scheduling.
Career Action Plan (CAP) Presentations
CAP Presentations held throughout the year for students who specifically have a career interest in a particular field. North Catholic welcomes industry professionals, educators, and alumni to campus to speak with our students about their personal and career journey and expertise.
The College Caravan Program is designed to assist students with visiting local colleges and universities throughout the summer break. North Catholic will be visiting schools of all sizes and locations in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. Additional trips will be scheduled throughout the school year.
College and Career Preparation Counseling
Individualized counseling is available to all North Catholic students and families. The objective of College and Career Preparation Counseling is to create a plan and set goals for the future. A holistic and student-centered approach is taken to assist our young adults in their transition after completing high school. Please email Mr. Beilstein directly to schedule.
Common Application and College Essay Workshops
The North Catholic Guidance Department offers Common Application (opens August 1st) and College Essay Workshops to all rising seniors during the summer break. Students can schedule and meet with members of the department to complete both requirements for college acceptance. Additional support is available during the school year upon request.
College Resource Library
The College Resource Library is located in the North Catholic Student Library. The resource library is designed to allow students to explore collegiate, vocational and military opportunities. All materials are free for students to take and share with their families. Materials are always being updated and added to the resource library.
College and Career Prep Seminar Course for Seniors
Designed to help students navigate senior year and prepare for life after high school in a classroom setting.
Prep for the Future Family Nights
North Catholic welcomes local guest experts in the areas of: College Planning, Financial Aid, Test Prep and NCAA Athletic Recruitment.
*In the spirit of student-centered approach, our programming is always being updated and revised to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. Suggestions and community partnerships are always welcome and strongly encouraged.
** Alumni willing to participate and positively impact the career exploration process of our current students, please contact Mr. Beilstein directly