• Counseling at Heritage
     
    Counseling Crossroads
     
    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! At Heritage High School, our Counseling Department provides comprehensive services to all HHS students. We are here to support all students throughout their high school career by providing academic, college, career, and social-emotional counseling. 
     
    Each student is assigned to a counselor that represents their Small Learning Community (SLC). Students are encouraged to visit their SLC office before school, during lunch, or after school to speak with their counselor or to make an appointment.
     
    Parents and guardians may contact their student’s counselor by phone or e-mail. Please note that counselors are unable to accommodate meeting requests from incoming 8th grade families and will be directed back to their current school's counselor. 
     
     
    Why should I, a student, come talk to my counselor?

    Counselors are here to help! Whether you have questions about grades, college, trade school, sucess strategies, life after graduation, family or peer relationships, bullying, identity struggles, anxiety, depression, anger, drug use, etc. the counselors are here to listen. Sessions with your counselor are private and remain confidential unless there is serious and forseeable harm to yourself or others. 

    **Due to campus closures, students can request a check-in from their counselor via our virtual counseling slip. Please click your SLC counselor's virtual counseling slip link below to put in a request to talk to your counselor.**  

     
    Counselor Information
     

    SLC-A1: Kayla Morgan x 6016

    A1 Virtual Counseling Slip 
    morgank@luhsd.net

    SLC-A2: Jenna Tioseco x 6116

    A2 Virtual Counseling Slip
    tiosecoj@luhsd.net

    SLC-B: David Campos x 6026

    B Virtual Counseling Slip
    camposd@luhsd.net

    SLC-C: Mallu Moore x 6036

    C Virtual Counseling Slip
    moorem@luhsd.net

    SLC-D: Jackie Valdez x 6046

    D Virtual Counseling Slip
    valdezj@luhsd.net

     
     
    Things to be aware of!
     
    1. Summer School Applications for a semester 1 class are due this Friday, March 13th! Please have your student visit their counselor before school, during lunch or after school to see if they need summer school and to pick up an application! We recommend speaking with your counselor first before choosing the class to take over summer. 
     
    2. Los Medanos College is now accepting applications for c/o 2020 seniors. Please encourage your student to enroll now by visiting: Graduating High School Seniors
     
     
    3. In case you missed it, here is the Senior Parent Night PowerPoint
     
     
    What do school counselors do?
     
     
     School counselors support all students by providing direct and indirect services. 
    • Direct services: 
      • Individual student planning
        • Assist students in evaluating interests, abilities and skill 
        • Assist students in short and long term goal setting (academic and career)
        • Assist students in developing four-year academic plans
        • Junior and senior credit checks to monitor progress towards graduation
      • Responsive services
        • Short term, solution focused individal or small group counseling 
        • Conflict mediation between peers
        • Crisis response for students and families as they navigate crisis and emergency situations
      • School Counseling Curriculum 
        • Targeted grade level presentations
        • A-G college entrance presentations
    • Indirect services: 
      • Consultation and Collaboration
        • Working with teachers, parents/guardians and administration to support student achievement
      • Referrals
        • Support for students and families to school or community resources for additional assistance and information 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    **Due to the large number of course request forms, counselors are unable to accommodate change requests made via phone or email.