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Counseling for Students: St. Mary’s Charter School

Many St. Mary’s students come from families that face multiple challenges. The principal and several teachers have dual certification as school guidance counselors. However, recognizing that some students require professional counseling in order to focus on academics, and given pressures on parents’ time and resources, the Board and administration arranged to locate a professional counselor from a local agency on site. The agency bills insurance and Medicaid when possible; St. Mary’s funds what parents cannot pay. Teachers and parents have seen remarkable results. Read the transcript of Counseling for Students. Return to the general introduction to St. Mary’s Academy Charter School.

Contact Information

St. Mary’s Academy Charter School
507 North Filmore
Beeville, TX 78102-5000
(361) 358-5601 Fax: (361) 358-5704

Student Demographics 
2009-2010 Academic Year

Demographic Feature Data
Number of Students K-6 319
Students eligible for subsidized meals 78%
Limited English proficient students  1%
Students receiving special education services 10%
Hispanic students 77%
White students 17%
African American students  4%
Asian students  2%
Average teacher turnover rate, last 5 years  5%
Student:Teacher ratio 16:1


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