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Goals & Services

MISSION STATEMENT:

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. 

COUNSELING GOALS:

  • 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

GRADE 9:

  • Group Presentations:  Classroom Presentations on graduation requirements.

GRADE 10:

  • Individual Plans: Sophomore counseling meetings with students & parents to discuss student’s post-secondary plans/goals, current graduation status.

GRADE 11:

  • Group Presentations: Classroom Presentations reinforcing graduation requirements, post-secondary plan requirements.
  • Junior graduation status letters sent home at least once a year.

                                                                               GRADE 12:

  • 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
  • Transcripts
  • Concurrent Enrollment/Summer enrollment
  • Community Service Information
  • Weekly Grade Contracts
  • College Recommendation Letters
  • Social/Emotional Counseling  
  • Assistance With Special Education Services