6410 South Dante Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-324-1020      Fax: 773-324-9235

Guidance Counseling

Mount Carmel's Guidance Counseling Department is dedicated to helping students succeed academically and personally during their high school years and beyond. We offer a variety of resources intended to help students. In addition to reading the information on the pages below, please feel free to stop by our office or contact us by phone or email.

Student Resources

ACT Resources

Online option
Jeanette Brink, M.Ed.
Academic Advisor
Revolution Prep
Direct: 708-300-9276

Classroom option (located in Mokena)
These programs are not affiliated with Mount Carmel.

ACT Resource Guide

Guidance Counselors

List of 5 members.

  • Fr. Jim Lewis, O. Carm. 

    ext. 379
  • Mr.  John O'Connor 

    Director of Freshman First Program (students with last names N-Z); Assistant Varsity Football Coach
    ext. 211
  • Mr. James Peltzer 

    Counselor; Basketball
    ext. 277
  • Mr. Gawaine Perkins 

    Associate Director of Freshman First (Students with last names A-M)
    ext. 219
  • Ms. Shanta' Wheeler 

    Counseling; Social Studies; AP Psychology; Multicultural Club; Know Your Heritage
    ext. 254

Scholarship Opportunities

List of 3 news stories.

  • Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships

    Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships NOW AVAILABLE:  The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois High School students a scholarship for their continued education.  Please visit www.ilamvets.org  for the list of scholarships and criteria.  For more information call 217-528-4713. Application is open January 14 through April 30, 2019.
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  • Kids' Chance Scholarship

    Kids’ Chance Scholarship:  To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need.  Please visit the counseling office to retrieve an application.  For more information regarding the scholarship, visithttps://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships.html  DEADLINE: April 30, 2019
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  • The Oak Lawn Commission Scholarship

    The Oak Lawn Commission will give out two $500.00 scholarships to students who are attending a post-secondary institution with an intention to enter an arts program.  One scholarship will be awarded to a student with an interest in visual arts and on to a student with an interest in performing arts.  You must be accepted to a college to apply.  If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please see Mrs. Wheeler for an application or contact Linda Vorderer at lvorder@aol.comDeadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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