The mission of the Alameda High Counseling Department is to address the diverse needs of all our students, compassionately and resourcefully. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive guidance program to assist students with academic planning, social-emotional growth and post-secondary options. Our program encourages students to be lifelong learners and responsible members of a changing society.
- To counsel each student as to the AUSD graduation requirements.
- To encourage each student to meet all graduation requirements within a four-year high school program.
- To present available options for post secondary plans.
- To assist in college/career planning.
- To help and assist each student to become a self-directed, problem solving, socially aware citizen.
Services available to all Alameda High School Students
- Academic counseling towards the completion of graduation requirements and post secondary options.
- Scheduling, program adjustments provided as necessary.
- Student participation in annual City Wide College Night.
- Financial Aid Workshop for Juniors and Seniors.
- Identification and referral of students with special needs to Student Study Team
- Referrals to School Based Health Center.
- College Application Workshops for Seniors.
- Information available on PSAT, SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject and ACT.
- 10th and 11th graders have the opportunity to take the PSAT in October.
ACADEMIC GUIDED PLANNING
- Group Presentations: Classroom Presentations on graduation requirements.
- Individual Plans: Sophomore counseling meetings with students & parents to discuss student’s post-secondary plans/goals, current graduation status.
- Group Presentations: Classroom Presentations reinforcing graduation requirements, post-secondary plan requirements.
- Junior graduation status letters sent home at least once a year.
- Group Presentations: Classroom Presentations reinforcement of graduation requirements, a-g requirements. Post-secondary/college application process stressed.
- Senior graduation status letters sent home at least twice a year.
Counseling Services Available
The AHS Counseling Staff is Available to Provide Guidance and Support to Students, Families, and Teachers! Here are some of the various ways Counselors can help:
- Monitor Graduation Requirements & Credits
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Referrals to Social Services Agencies & School Based Health Center
- Vocational/Career Counseling
- College Counseling
- Concurrent Enrollment/Summer enrollment
- Community Service Information
- Weekly Grade Contracts
- College Recommendation Letters
- Social/Emotional Counseling
- Assistance With Special Education Services