The goal of the guidance office is to assist every student to graduate from high school and prepare successfully for post-high school plans. Counselors are available to see students before or after school. Students who are unable to see their counselors during these times because of transportation, work, or other conflicts, may arrange appointments through the counseling secretaries.
Students are strongly encouraged to seek assistance from their counselor for any concern, whether it is of an educational, career, or personal / social nature. Counselors can make sure that all resources and personnel of the school are available to you (tutoring, special programs, peer mediators, assistance with discipline, attendance and college preparation and planning). Your counselor can make referrals to on-campus group counseling and to appropriate community resources.
Counselors are assigned to students by grade and by the first letter of the last name. Counseling assignments for the current school year are:
Walsh, Terry, Head Counselor - AVID, Seminar, SIP, Foreign exchange
Vaccarino, Vivian - A - D
Acosta, Estella - E - Koll
Regas, Nancy - Kolm - Pall
Louis, Richard - Palm - Rowa and the Engineering Academy
Sanchez, Jean - Rowb - Z
Parents may contact the Counseling Office at (619) 286-7700 ext. 2222 to request homework for students who are hospitalized or on suspension for three days or more. All other homework requests must be made by the parent directly with the student's teachers via email or voicemail. Parents will arrange for pickup with each individual teacher.