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Counseling Department

Counselors at Rally

UHS Counseling Department MIssion Statement

The counselors of Upland High School will provide a safe environment for students to successfully complete high school and assist them in reaching their post-secondary, career and educational goals, while encouraging them to build healthy relationships with peers, parents and staff.

Counselors 2018-2019

Counselor Caseloads for 2018-2019

Class of 2019 Seniors

Contact Monica Gullo  Monica Gullo (909) 949-7880 ex: 314 12th Grade (A-K) Counselor
Contact Marnie Simmons  Marnie Simmons (909) 949-7880 ex: 313 12th Grade (L-Z) Counselor

Class of 2020 Juniors 

Contact Janell Aven  Janell Aven (909) 949-7880 ex: 346 11th Grade (A-K) Counselor
Contact Patti Coulter  Patti Coulter (909) 949-7880 ex: 345 11h Grade (L-Z) Counselor

Class of 2021 Sophomores

Contact Claudia Cantu  Claudia Cantu (909) 949-7880 ex: 312 10th Grade (A-Loo) Counselor
Contact Bridget Santoyo  Bridget Santoyo (909) 949-7880 ex: 382 10th Grade (Lop-Z) Counselor

Class of 2022 Freshmen

Contact Art McCain  Art McCain (909) 949-7880 ex: 315 9th Grade (A-Lef) Counselor
Contact Anthony Mason, A  Anthony Mason, A (909) 949-7880 ex: 318 9th Grade (Leg-Z) Counselor

2018-19 Counseling Calendar

1st Semester

August 29th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First day of School

September 3rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School - Labor Day

September 5th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Student Conduct Expectation Assemblies

September 6th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Upland Day at the LA County Fair

September 12th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Day to Change an Elective

September 13th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back to School Night
September 14th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Panoramic Picture/Minimum Day

September 19th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Club Fair at Lunch

September 20th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Freshmen/Sophomore and Junior/Senior Parent Night
September 21st. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Freshman Fun Night
October 1st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Class of 2019 Counselor Letter of Recommendation Packet DUE

October 1st - October 6th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homecoming Week

October 4th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .College Night
October 5th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rally
October 6th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homecoming Dance
October 10th Special Bell Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . College Day, PSAT Exam and ASVAB
October 19th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Great California Shakeout

October 22nd - November 2nd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Midterm Study Weeks

October 29th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School - Teacher In-Service Day
November 2nd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . End of 1st Quarter
November 6th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blood Drive

November 7th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Student Conduct Expectation Assemblies
November 7th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Financial Aid Night

November 9th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trebuchet Day
November 12th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School - Veterans Day
November 19th - November 23rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thanksgiving Break

December 13 - December 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elizabethan Dinner

December 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rally
December 24th, 2018 - January 4th, 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winter Break

January 9th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Student Conduct Expectation Assemblies

January 14-25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Final Exams Study Weeks

January 21st. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 23rd  - January 25th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Final Exams/Finals Schedule
January 25th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End of First Semester

2nd Semester 

January 28th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No School - Teacher In-Service Day
January 29th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .First day of 2nd Semester

January 31st. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Science Fair
February 2nd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Ball

February 5th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Highlander Day

February 6th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Signing Day
February 11th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Day to Change an Elective
February 12th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HEF Awards

February 13th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASVAB

February 15th and 18th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School - President's Day Weekend
February 22th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Freshmen Ice Cream Celebration
March 14th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Powder Puff
March 15th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rally/Sadies Dance
March 21st. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASB Election Assemblies

March 25th - March 29th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Break

April 1st - 12th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midterm Study Weeks
April 12th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End of 3rd Quarter
April 17th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Class Officer Election Assemblies

April 22nd - 26th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Testing English and Science, Block Schedule
April 24th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blood Drive
May 1st. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Career Day
May 4th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prom
May 6th - May 17th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AP Exams
May 20th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HEF Showcase

May 20-24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Testing Math, Block Schedule
May 22nd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Rally

May 27th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School - Memorial Day

May 30th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Walk

May 31st. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Psychology Fair

June 3rd-14th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Final Exam Study Weeks

June 6th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Awards

June 6th - June 14th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Final Exams/Finals Schedule

June 13th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graduation
June 14th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Day of School

Counseling Guaranteed Services

As a counseling team, our goal is to teach, support and inspire students to pursue their academic, career, personal and social goals.  We recognize each student as an individual with unique qualities and talents.  Our commitment is to prepare all students to be life-long learners who are able to adapt to a changing world.

Students are welcome to stop by the Counseling Office without an appointment before school, lunch and after school with any questions they may have (Do not come during class time as we do not want you to miss instructional time). Counselors are generally not available after school on Wednesdays as that is our staff collaboration/meeting time.

Parents can call to set up an appointment to meet with a counselor by contacting the appropriate counseling secretary. Counselors are also readily accessible via email and phone. Counselors will also individually meet with parents and their students starting the first semester of every school year.

Our goal is to help every student acquire the skills needed for college or other post-high-school opportunities.  We offer the following support and advisement:

  • Annual 4-year plan meetings with students and parents to establish academic and career goals.

  • Attend IEP (special education), ADA 504, and SST (Student Study Team) meetings providing consultation and advisement.

  • Meet with students in crisis and provide information for appropriate professional personal/social counseling services.

  • Provide group orientations at each grade level to ensure students have the most up to date information in order to make the best academic, career, and personal choices.

  • Introduce various colleges by scheduling individual visits by college admissions representatives to talk with students (Career Center).

  • Host workshops and guest speakers to share expertise on the college admissions process and financial aid options.

  • Prepare school materials (transcripts, recommendations and the school profile) on behalf of students to universities and colleges for admissions and scholarship purposes.