The Alhambra High School Guidance Department will provide all students with a planned and sequential school counseling program that will support the development of academic, interpersonal, and communication skills in order for students to achieve success in school, live productive and rewarding lives, and develop into contributing members of society.
The Alhambra Unified School District adopted the National Standards for School Counseling in February 2005. The National Standards for School Counseling state that counselors will provide services to students and families within the following domains:
- Academic Counseling
Guidance counselors will provide students and their parents with the information to choose form a wide range of postsecondary options, including college.
- College and Career Counseling
Guidance counselors will work with students to help them acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and making informed career decisions.
- Personal/Social Counseling
Guidance counselors will help students to acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
- Ninth grade pre-enrollment orientation for parents and students.
- Registration, appropriate scheduling, and student-based programming
- Specific testing, program interpretation and parent conferencing
- Access to online Family Portal for grade and attendance monitoring
- Annual information nights for students and parents (school will advertise)
- Guidance regarding student progress toward graduation, credit deficiencies and subject area credit status for students and parents (school initiated)
- Post-secondary information, access, and guidance
- Financial aid and scholarship information
- Post-secondary testing information (PSAT, ACT, SAT) – student and school-initiated
College and Career Counseling
- Assistance in student search for career and/or vocational direction
- Career Center: ROP (Regional Occupational Program), work experience, and job placement assistance
- Counseling assistance, crisis intervention, and referral information for special needs of parents and students. School, district and community programs will be evaluated to identify the best support (school and/or parent initiated).
- On-site school psychologists may provide support as needed.