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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 2017-2018

Counselor Caseloads for 2017-2018

Class of 2018 Seniors

Contact Art McCain  Art McCain (909) 949-7880 ex: 315 12th Grade (A-K) Counselor
Contact Anthony Mason, A  Anthony Mason, A (909) 949-7880 ex: 318 12th Grade (L-Z) Counselor

Class of 2019 Juniors

Contact Monica Gullo  Monica Gullo (909) 949-7880 ex: 314 11th Grade (A-K) Counselor
Contact Marnie Simmons  Marnie Simmons (909) 949-7880 ex: 313 11th Grade (L-Z) Counselor

Class of 2020 Sophomores 

Contact Janell Aven  Janell Aven (909) 949-7880 ex: 346 10th Grade (A-K) Counselor
Contact Patti Coulter  Patti Coulter (909) 949-7880 ex: 345 10th Grade (L-Z) Counselor

Class of 2021 Freshmen

Contact Claudia Cantu  Claudia Cantu (909) 949-7880 ex: 312 9th Grade (A-Loo) Counselor
Contact Bridget Santoyo  Bridget Santoyo (909) 949-7880 ex: 382 9th Grade (Lop-Z) Counselor

2017-18 Counseling Calendar


8/09/17: Freshmen Link Crew Orientation A-Loo 8 AM in GYM (Registration will follow)

8/10/17: Freshmen Link Crew Orientation Lop-Z 8 AM in GYM (Registration will follow)

8/11/17: Senior Registration and schedule pick-up 8:00-11:30AM

8/14/17: Junior Registration and schedule pick-up 8:00-11:30AM

8/15/17: Sophomore Registration, Last Names A-K, 8:00-11:30AM

8/16/17: Make-up Registration All Classes (Counselors not available) 8:00-11:00AM

8/21/17: First Day of School


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

9/01/17: Last day to change elective

8/31/17: Back to School Night 6 PM

9/01/17: Senior Panoramic Picture / Minimum Day (11:45AM Dismissal)

9/04/17: No School - Labor Day

9/06/17: Counselors at UC Conference

9/08/17: Rally

9/15/17: Freshmen Fun Night 5 PM

9/21/17: Junior/Senior Parent Night (6 PM, Highlander Auditorium)

9/28/17: Freshmen/Sophomore Parent Night (6 PM, Highlander Auditorium)

9/19/17: Counselors at CSU Conference 

9/22/17: Club Fair


10/03/17: Last Day to turn in request for counselor letter of recommendation (Seniors)

10/05/17: Financial Aid Night

10/11/17: College Application / PSAT Testing / ASVAB Testing

10/16-20/17: Homecoming Week

10/19/17: The Great California Shakeout

10/20/17: End of 1st Quarter

10/20/17: Rally


10/30/17: Teacher/Counselor Inservice Day


11/10/17: No School - Veteran's Day

11/20/17 - 11/24/17: No School - Thanksgiving Holiday


12/19-21/17: First Semester Finals

12/21/17: End of First Semester

12/22/17 - 1/09/18: No School - Winter Break


1/08/18: Teacher/Counselor Inservice Day

1/09/18: Beginning of the Spring (2nd) Semester

1/15/18: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance

1/22-26/18: Inaugural Highlander Games

1/26/18: Rally

1/27/18: Senior Ball

1/30/18: Highlander Day (Eighth Graders visit UHS)


2/02/18: Freshmen Ice Cream Celebration

2/12/18: No School - Lincoln's Birthday Observance

2/13/18: Highlander Education Foundation (HEF) Awards

2/19/18: No School - President's Day


3/15/18: PowderPuff Game

3/16/18: Rally

3/23/18: End of the 3rd Quarter

3/26-30/18: No School - Spring Break


4/25/18: Career Day                                                               


5/05/18: Prom

5/7-18/18: AP Exams

5/21/18: HEF Showcase

5/23/18: Senior Rally

5/28/18: No School - Memorial Day

5/31/18: Senior Awards Night


6/01-06/18: Senior Finals

6/03/18: Baccalaureate

6/05/18 - 6/07/18: Finals (Grades 9-11)

6/07/18: Graduation

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 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.