HCPA Guidance Office


At Holy Cross, we prepare students to succeed at the next level with our College Prep curriculum.  This is evident in all that we do - from our Collegiate Scheduling to our Dual-Credit Program.  Every student who graduates Holy Cross Preparatory Academy will leave confident in their ability to be successful in college and beyond.

  • Our Guidance Office utilizes Naviance to guide each student’s college application process
  • College Admissions offices visit our school throughout the year to present to our students
  • HCPA hosts an annual College Fair during the school day, with over 50 colleges in attendance


Villanova University

Princeton University

Boston College

University of Southern California

Clemson University 

Rutgers University

Penn State University

University of Pennsylvania

Catholic University of America

Rowan University

St. Joseph’s University

La Salle University

North Carolina Central University

West Point

University of Delaware 

Loyola University (MD)

Carnegie Mellon University

University of Alabama 

Stockton University

Temple University

...and more!


The Holy Cross Guidance Office supports the mental health of our students just as much as their physical and academic well being. We strive to end the stigma surrounding mental health and support our students through any struggles they may experience throughout their high school career. 

  • Our Guidance Office doors are always open to students of all grade levels
  • Our Counselors are trained in crisis management
  • HCPA celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month by hosting speakers to discuss a variety of mental health topics and offering weekly activities to promote mental wellness/relaxation 
  • HCPA makes an effort to encourage open discussions about mental health and wellness

HCPA Annual College Fair

On Thursday, April 7th, HCPA will be hosting its second annual College Fair! The fair will take place in the gym from 10:15am to 11:05am. Attendance is required for all sophomore and junior students. Parents of all students are invited to attend as well. A list of attending colleges will be available soon...

Senior Parent/Student Documents

Below are two important documents - one is for you (students) to fill out and one is for your parents to fill out. They are questionnaires that will help Mrs. Ilaria write your letters of recommendation for college. Mrs. Ilaria is asking that you and your parents fill these out, with as much detail/information as you can about yourselves, and return them to her as soon as you can (preferably prior to the start of the school year so that she can have your letters done ASAP). You can send the completed questionnaires back to Mrs. Ilaria by just sharing the google doc with me. Please make sure to MAKE A COPY of the google doc prior to filling it out. If you have any questions, please let Mrs. Ilaria know.

Naviance Access: (use this link)

Username: Student’s email address

Password: Each student has created their own unique password

*If you forget your password, please utilize the “Forgot password” feature on the login page

College Fairs in the area and across New Jersey:

47th Annual BCSCA College Fair

October 28, 2021 at 6 pm

Student Success Center

Mount Laurel Campus

Register Here

Monmouth County Regional Fair

October 24, 2021

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Monmouth University OceanFirst Bank Center

Register Here

Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair (Virtual)

November 16, 2021

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Register Here

Additional Virtual College Fairs:

Visit this website for more information

Have questions for our Guidance Office? Contact Mrs. Ilaria, Director of Guidance, at ailaria@hcprep.org or call 856-461-5400 x3016