Office of Guidance & College Counseling

Our belief is for all students to have access to a comprehensive, developmentally-designed school counseling program as an integral and important part of the overall education at Catholic Central High School.

Office hours:  Monday – Friday during the academic year, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Extended office hours available by appointment

Phone: 616-233-5810

Location:  Office of Guidance & College Counseling is conveniently located on the first floor of the main building, after the chapel.

Our Program expectations:

  • A personalized education extending beyond the classroom invites students to develop lifelong skills that can allow them to be leaders in their faith communities and the marketplace
  • A collaborative effort among school counselors, administration, and teachers to coordinate with the parents and the community to support students from the transition to high school to post-secondary choices
  • Classroom lessons, activities, and counsel are based upon the American School Counselor Association’s National Standards, which incorporate the academic, career and personal/social domains
  • Use various assessments and data collection to develop and continually evaluate program effectiveness


Our professional commitment is school counselors adhere to ethical standards and regularly participate in professional development activities as well as have obtained a graduate degree in school counseling.

Heidi Clark-Smitley –

Director of Guidance & College Counseling
College Counselor

B.S.    Taylor University
Major: Social Studies/Secondary Education
Minor: Spanish

M.A.   Michigan State University
Major: Counseling

Guidance Assistant

A.A. Grand Rapids Community College

Joel Passinault –
Counselor – last names H-R
Assistant Football Coach

B.A.    University of Notre Dame
Major: Theology

M.A.   Grand Valley State University
Major: Counselor Education

Kelly Meerman –
Counselor – last names A-G, S-Z

B.S.    Grand Valley State University
Major: Physical Education
Major Concentration: Corporate Wellness/Fitness
B.A.    Western Michigan University
Major: Counselor Education: School Counseling K-12