Counseling

About the Counseling Department

Our counselors work to promote the academic, career, personal, and social development of the students. We help students evaluate their abilities, interests, talents, and personality characteristics in order to develop realistic academic and career goals. We advise students regarding college majors, admission requirements, entrance exams, financial aid, trade or technical schools, and apprenticeship programs. We also help students develop job search skills, such as resume writing, interviewing techniques, career development and job-hunting techniques.

Helpful Information

Seniors

  • Cal State University application window opens October 1st
  • Adult Education Concurrent Enrollment. See your counselor for forms
  • If you’re planning to attend a UC or Cal State university next year don’t forget the deadline is fast approaching to submit the admission application… November 30th.
  • If you’re planning on attending a UC, don’t forget you need to send your official SAT and ACT scores. If applying to multiple UC’s you can send the SAT and ACT scores to one UC and that will cover the rest .
  • If you’re planning on attending a CSU, don’t forget to send your official SAT and ACT scores. If applying to one or more CSU’s, use the following code 3594 (College Board) to send your SAT scores . ACT must send scores to individual CSU’s.

Juniors

  • Adult Education Concurrent Enrollment. See your counselor for forms

Sophomores

  • Adult Education Concurrent Enrollment. See your counselor for forms
  • Upward Bound applications are now available for 9th and 10th grade students. Upward Bound is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and run through California Lutheran University. The purpose of the program is to help prepare first generation, low income, 9th and 10th grade students prepare for and complete college. Students accepted in to the program will attend a 5 week program at CLU where they live in the dorms and experience life as a college student. Throughout their remaining high school years students receive many benefits, including weekly tutoring, field trips, workshops, college tours, college and financial aid application information, career guidance, and much more. If your 9th or 10th grade student is interested in applying for this great opportunity, please have them see Mrs. Kenney in the counseling department.

Freshmen

  • 8th grade parent orientation 6 pm February 19th and 20th In the Gym
  • Upward Bound applications are now available for 9th and 10th grade students. Upward Bound is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and run through California Lutheran University. The purpose of the program is to help prepare first generation, low income, 9th and 10th grade students prepare for and complete college. Students accepted in to the program will attend a 5 week program at CLU where they live in the dorms and experience life as a college student. Throughout their remaining high school years students receive many benefits, including weekly tutoring, field trips, workshops, college tours, college and financial aid application information, career guidance, and much more. If your 9th or 10th grade student is interested in applying for this great opportunity, please have them see Mrs. Kenney in the counseling department.

Emergency Resources:

  • Interface Crisis Hotline – 211
  • Kids 2 Kids – (805)573-0752 or (805)640-1632
  • Food Pantry at Saint Paul’s – (805)643-5033
  • Catholic Charities – (805)486-2900
  • Rescue Mission – (805)487-1234