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South San Francisco High School Counseling Department

Vision

The Counseling Department at South San Francisco High School is committed to the implementation of a comprehensive high school counseling program. We support student achievement through advocating for each student and supplying them with the tools needed to achieve their personal and academic goals.  We provide our students with a positive and college and career going environment where we encourage students to use their critical thinking skills to plan their journey into adulthood. The counselors actively engage in professional and educational development while assessing the students needs.

Mission

The Counselors at South San Francisco High School adhere to the philosophy that the School Counseling Program is an essential and integral part of the overall education process. Counselors are dedicated in providing a comprehensive counseling program addressing the academic, career, personal and social development of all students. In partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, community based organizations and the school community. South San Francisco High School Counselors strive to empower students to embrace their full potential and develop the skills necessary to become a productive citizen of a global society.

Purpose

Each student is assigned a Counselor based on their last name. Counselors work with students and their families to create an educational plan and assist in after high school plans. The Counseling office and College & Career Center act as an informational agency providing college information, scholarships, job postings, vocational and occupational materials. In addition, this department serves as a referral agency to onsite resources and to community based organizations.

Students are encouraged to visit the Counseling Office before school, during lunch or after school to speak with their Counselor or to make an appointment. To make an appointment please stop by the Counseling Office and fill out a pink slip "Request to See Counselor" or you can speak with Mrs. Martinez the Counseling Secretary for other assistance.

"Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity."  - Cesar Chavez

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Each student is assigned to a Counselor based on the first letter of their last name. Please see the list below for the current Counselor breakdown. Parents / Guardians may contact their students Counselor by phone or email.

 

Title Name

Number                           

Ext.
Assistant Principal Mr. Flores 650-877-8763 6513
Counseling Secretary Mrs. Martinez 650-877-8763  6518
Registrar (Transcript Request) Ms. Tucker 650-877-8763  6509
Counselor A - Ga Ms. Shine 650-877-8763 6616
Counselor Gb - N Mr. Cortez 650-877-8763 6507
Counselor O - Z Mr. Miranda 650-877-8763  6512
Intervention Counselor Mrs. Keough 650-877-8763  6581
School Psychologist Ms. Rozsa 650-877-8763  6510
College & Career Advisory Ms. Lizarraga 650-877-8754 6597

August, 2019

How can I contact my Counselor?

You can reach your Counselor in the following ways:

  • Fill out a "Request to See Your Counselor" form in the Counseling Office
  • Email your Counselor through School Loop
  • Stop by before school, at lunch or after school
  • For urgent matters, get a pass from your teacher to come to the Counseling office

How can your Counselor help you?

The Counselors at SSFHS can assist you in the following areas:

  • Planning out your 4 years of high school
  • College planning
  • Goal setting
  • Tutoring resources or academic help
  • Communication strategies with students and or staff
  • Study skills
  • Exploring extracurricular activities available on campus

Student rights for Confidentiality

Confidentiality ensures that what you discuss with your Counselor is private between you and your Counselor. We will not discuss these matters with your parents, teachers, school administrators, other students or adults.

What is said in this office, remains in this office UNLESS:

  • Your or someone you know is being physically or sexually abused
  • You are going to hurt yourself
  • You are going to hurt someone else
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