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Counseling Department


South San Francisco High School Counseling Department:


Matthew Ledesma - Last names: A-Gaq & AVID Site Coordinator

Daniel Flores -  Last names: Gar-Pad & English Language Learner Program

Jeanne George - Intervention Counselor

Jackie Belli - College and Career Technician


Counseling News and Notes

AP/Honors Information

For those of you who did not attend our AP/Honors presentation the other night, please download the attached Powerpoint slides and most importantly, the AP/Honors contract.

See your son or daughter's counselor for more information.

Posted by: Matthew Ledesma
Published: 2/19/15

2015 Genentech Scholarship



Genentech looks to inspire a natural, life-long curiosity in learning and science and to help grow the next generation of innovators starting right here in South San Francisco. The company is excited to partner with the South San Francisco Unified School District and the GLOW Foundation by awarding two scholarships to seniors attending El Camino and South San Francisco High Schools.

About the scholarship

The Genentech Scholarship will support diverse and talented students that are pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). A four-year scholarship (up to $50,000 per year) will be awarded to two seniors in Spring 2015.

Eligibility requirements:

·3.0 GPA
·Demonstrated financial need
·Intended STEM major
·Graduating seniors attending El Camino or South San Francisco High Schools

How can I apply?

The Genentech Scholarship application will be available on the El Camino High School, South San Francisco High School and GLOW Foundation websites beginning February 2, 2015.

Key dates:

·February 2, 2015: Application is open to students
·March 25, 2015: Applications are due
·May 11, 2015: Scholarship award is announced

About Genentech

Genentech has been headquartered in South San Francisco since the company founded the biotechnology industry almost 40 years ago. The company develops medicines to treat serious or life-threatening medical conditions, including asthma, breast cancer and stroke.

Apply here:

Posted by: Matthew Ledesma
Published: 2/2/15

Life After High School


Parents:  If you missed our post-secondary education workshop the other night, we have the powerpoint presentation available for you to view.  Download the attached file.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact your student's counselor.

Posted by: Matthew Ledesma
Published: 12/4/14

College Application Assistance

What:  Get help filling out your college applications with a counselor

When*After School (3:00pm-4:00pm) - Every Thursday, from October 9-November 20

          *Lunch: Every Wednesday, from October 8-November 19

Where:  B-22

Why:  Because applying to  college can be confusing

Posted by: Matthew Ledesma
Published: 10/27/14


Summer Scholarships

Graduating Seniors, students in 9th, 10th and 11th grades, and parents check out the June and Summer list of scholarships. There are several easy scholarships you can complete. Remember scholarships mean FREE money $$$ for your future education!

Posted by: Jackie Belli
Published: 5/27/15

Scholarship Websites & Information

Helpful scholarship websites and other information. Start applying for scholarships to save the FREE money for your future education. Seniors you can apply for scholarships all the time you are in college.

It is recommended that students register on 3-4 scholarship search sites. You will be notified by email about scholarships that you may be eligible for.
All the FREE scholarship money you can receive helps you pay less for your educational costs.

Posted by: Jackie Belli
Published: 5/27/15


Counselors are responsible for working with students and their families to create an educational plan.  Counselors also assist students in finding answers to educational, vocational, and personal questions.  The counseling office, in cooperation with the Career Center, also acts as an informational agency providing college catalogs and brochures, scholarship information and vocational and occupational materials.  College admission applications and work permits are also obtained from this department.  In addition, t his department serves as a referral agency, suggesting sources for individual and family counseling.  A student conflict resolution program is available to all students.  If a student is involved in a conflict with another student or knows of a conflict occurring between other students, they should request to see their counselor or dean.