High School Planning

Preparing a college resume starts freshman year, but where can a public high school student turn for help? According to the California State Department of Education, the average ratio of students to counselors in California is 946 : 1. The typical school counselor is simply overwhelmed by numbers. I provide counseling around curriculum and activities to help students realize dreams. Some students know their passion while others are undecided. I help students identify their interests and articulate their goals. With a personalized, student-directed plan, we plot a course to reach concrete objectives while still maximizing exploration. It is very important to start early to avoid missing opportunities. Counseling areas include:

· Course selection

· Extracurricular activities

· Summer activities

· Teacher relationships

· Contests and awards

· Standardized testing schedule

· Orientation to college selection and touring schedule

· Major exploration

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