The Holy Cross High School Guidance Department works with faculty, parents, students, and local agencies to ensure that each individual student is fully supported in terms of academic, career, and social/emotional development. In conjunction with the mission of our school, we aim to guide students through schedule changes and course selections, college and career planning, test coordination, learning and utilizing coping skills, crisis events, improving peer relationships, and one on one or group discussions. Students are encouraged to seek out their school counselor for assistance and support.
Scholarship information is comprised of both links and PDF documents. For a complete list of college scholarships by PDF, please visit our public Google Drive.
The list below are direct links to sites where applications can be found.
Crazy Games Scholarship (Computer Science)
Please note: The Scranton Area Community Foundation has transitioned many of its scholarship applications to an online scholarship portal. A complete list of offers from the Scranton Area Community Foundation can be found in the Google Drive. Students need to access the online scholarship portal in order to inquire about their eligibility. Twenty different scholarship opportunities are included in the portal. Every scholarship has different criteria.
Students can create an account in the system and answer eligibility questions. At the completion of the questions, they will be directed to the scholarship they qualify for.
Please check back often and be sure to use the Google Drive link above!
For questions concerning scholarships or financial aid, please contact Ms. Schoenberg in our Guidance office.
8th Grade Scholarship Opportunity
The C.R.O.S.S Team is a crisis intervention team designed to assist school personnel by identifying issues which pose a barrier to a student’s learning and school success. The program aims to help students develop healthy coping skills, make positive lifestyle decisions, and avoid substance abuse problems. Confidentiality is the cornerstone of this Student Assistance Program, which is a crisis intervention program instituted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.To complete a CROSS referral, please contact Miss Schoenberg.
The Safe 2 Say Something program provides an anonymous tip line for parents and students to report dangerous activities or threats of violence in schools.
This is statewide program providing a phone number and app to report behavior that leaves the student feeling unsafe. For more information, please see the brochure link below.
Mental illness affects 1 out of every 4 persons. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death nationally and over 1,900 Pennsylvanians died by suicide in 2016.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or is considering suicide, help is available. Reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact Crisis Text Line by texting PA to 741-741.
Policy on Bullying
Holy Cross students have created the following school policy.
“In recognition of the dignity and respect each individual is due; Holy Cross will follow the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program definition of bullying and school wide rules for anti-bullying."
By definition, “Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.”
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Anti-Bullying Rules