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Counseling Services

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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 Wednesday as that is our staff collaboration 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 during the 1st semester of every school year.

 

Counselor Caseloads for 2016-2017

Class

Alpha

Counselors

Email

Phone Ext.

Class of 2017

Seniors

A-K

Mrs. Cantu

claudia_cantu@upland.k12.ca.us

312

L-Z

Mrs. Santoyo

bridget_santoyo@upland.k12.ca.us

382

Class of 2018

Juniors

A-K

Mr. McCain

art_mccain@upland.k12.ca.us

315

L-Z

Mr. Mason

anthony_mason@upland.k12.ca.us

318

Class of 2019

Sophomores

A-K

Mrs. Gullo

monica_gullo@upland.k12.ca.us

314

L-Z

Mrs. Simmons

marnie_simmons@upland.k12.ca.us

313

Class of 2020

Freshmen

A-K

Mrs. Aven

janell_aven@upland.k12.ca.us

346

L-Z

Mrs. Coulter

patti_coulter@upland.k12.ca.us

345

 

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 individual 4 year plan appointments 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.

2016-17 Counseling Calendar

August

8/10/16 Senior Registration and schedule pick-up

8/11/16: Junior Registration and schedule pick-up

8/12/16: Sophomore Registration and schedule pick-up

8/15/16: Freshmen Orientation, Last Names A-K, 8:00-11:30AM

8/16/16: Freshmen Orientation, Last Names L-Z, 8:00-11:30AM

8/17/16: Make-up Registration All Classes (Counselors not available)

8/22/16: First Day of School

September

Fall Semester: All students will meet with their counselor for a four year plan and credit check (parents are encouraged to attend)

9/02/16: Last day to change elective

9/05/16: No School - Labor Day

9/08/16: Back to School Night

9/09/16: Senior Panoramic Picture / Minimum Day

9/13/16: Counselors at UC Conference (UC Riverside)

9/15/16: Junior/Senior Parent Night (6 PM, Highlander Auditorium)

9/22/16: Freshmen (6:00PM) / Sophomore Parent Night (7:00PM) Highlander Auditorium

9/26/16: Counselors at CSU Conference (Riverside Convention Center)

9/28/16: Club Fair

 

 

October

10/03-07/16: Homecoming Week

10/03/16: Last Day to turn in request for counselor letter of recommendation (Seniors)

10/06/16: Financial Aid Night

10/08/16: HOMECOMING DANCE

10/11/16: Last Day to drop a class without penalty

10/13/16: FAFSA Workshop (EVENT CANCELLED, NEW DATE TBD)

10/13/16: ASVAB (Sign-up in the Career Center) 

10/19/16: PSAT

10/20/16: The Great California Shakeout

10/21/16: End of 1st Quarter

10/31/16: Teacher/Counselor Inservice Day

November

11/10/16: College Night 6:30-8:30PM

11/08/16: Blood Drive

11/10/16: College Night

11/11/16: No School - Veteran's Day

11/21/16 - 11/25/16: No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

December

12/20/16 - 1/22/16: First Semester Finals

12/22/16: End of First Semester

12/17/16: PSAT Assemblies (Periods 1-3) (Subject to change depending on return of PSAT scores from College Board)

12/23/16 - 1/10/17: No School - Winter Break

January

1/09/17: Teacher/Counselor Inservice Day

1/10/17: Beginning of the Spring (2nd) Semester

1/16/17: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance

1/19/17: PSAT Assembly

 

February

2/10/17: Senior Ball

2/16/17: Highlander Education Foundation (HEF) Awards

2/17/17: No School - Lincoln's Birthday Observance

2/20/17: No School - President's Day

2/28/17: Highlander Day (Eighth Graders visit Upland High School in the morning)

 

March

3/06/17 & 3/07/17: Counselor Presentation at Junior Highs

3/08/17: Incoming Freshmen Parent Night (Class of 2020)

3/14/17 & 3/16/17: Counselors return to junior highs to register students

3/16/17: PowderPuff

3/24/17: End of the 3rd Quarter

3/27/17 - 3/31/17: No School - Spring Break

April

4/11/17: Blood Drive

4/19/17: Career Day

4/19/17: Prom

May

5/01/17 - 5/12/17: AP Exams

5/23/17: HEF Showcase

5/25/17: Senior Awards Night

5/29/17: No School - Memorial Day

June

6/02/17 - 6/07/17: Senior Finals

6/03/17: Baccalaureate

6/06/17 - 6/08/17: Finals (Grades 9-11)

6/08/17: Graduation