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COUNSELING

COLLEGE FAIR • OCTOBER 5 • 6pm - 8pm

COLLEGE COUNSELING

College events and resources for SMCHS students

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Counselors work collaboratively with students, parents and teachers to provide academic, personal and college counseling. All counselors hold a master's degree in school counseling and are credentialed. Freshman students are assigned to one of two freshman counselors according to last name who specialize in working with teens as they make the leap into high school. In the fourth quarter of freshman year, students transition to their 10th-12th counselor according to their last name. These counselors follow a student's progress through graduation encouraging each student to reach their full potential.

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

About Counseling

  • Meet with students to create a schedule that fits their educational goals and abilities
  • Explore career/college major options
  • EnsureUC/Cal State/NCAA eligibility/SMCHS graduation
  • Work as a liaison between the student and teacher
  • Support students who are not reaching their full academic potential
  • Provide a safe space for students to discuss personal concerns and provide referrals to outside personal counseling services as needed
  • Incorporate college counseling into standard academic counseling throughout a student's four years
  • Provide accessible information to students and parents about the college application and decision process as well as career opportunities
  • Facilitate practice tests so that students are well-prepared for college admission tests
  • Build strong relationships with college representatives throughout the country
  • Write letters of recommendation and provide all materials needed from SMCHS for college applications

Counseling Staff

Jennifer Abalos

Titles: International Students Counselor, ASP Counselor for Seniors
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School: 949-766-6010

Wendeline Borowski

Titles: Counselor (Freshmen A-K)
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Phone Numbers:
School: 949-766-6010

Justin Calbreath

Titles: Counselor, International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator
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School: 949-766-6033

Susan Choi

Titles: ASP Counselor (9th-11th graders)
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Phone Numbers:
School: 949-766-6010

Christa Crafts

Titles: Director of College Relations
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School: 949-766-6067

Cheryl Dopudja

Titles: Registrar and College Counseling Secretary
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School: 949-766-6011

Alyssa Flynn

Titles: Counselor (R-Z)
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School: 949-766-6010

Cameron Lamb

Titles: Counselor (A-D)
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School: 949-766-6010

Jesus Montoya

Titles: Counselor (L-Q)
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Phone Numbers:
School: 949-766-6010

Blake Oldfield

Titles: School Psychologist
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Phone Numbers:
School: 949-766-6086

Kayley Podruski

Titles: Counseling Assistant
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Phone Numbers:
School: 949-766-6000

Dana Reyes

Titles: Freshmen Counselor (L-Z)
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Phone Numbers:
School: 949-766-6010

Basil Totah

Titles: Counselor (E-K), Advance Placement (AP) Coordinator
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Phone Numbers:
School: 949-766-6010

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