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School Counseling

TK-12 School Counseling Program

The mission of the San Jacinto Unified School  Counseling program is to ensure that all of our students receive equitable access to the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to achieve academic excellence, college/career readiness, personal growth and social responsibility to become contributing members of society.

San Jacinto Unified School District has developed a comprehensive TK-12 school counseling program utilizing the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Model.  The ASCA National Model is data driven and results-based, meaning school counselors have specific standards that they meet to address the academic, college/career, and social/emotional needs of our students.  To demonstrate the effectiveness of the school counseling program in measurable terms, every year school counselors examine and analyze data such as: attendance rates, A-G rates, discipline patterns, California Healthy Kids Survey, failure rates, credit status, and post-secondary patterns, etc. to determine program goals.  The school counseling program goals align with our district and school mission, as well with the goals in the Local Control Accountability Plan.

 

Through leadership, advocacy and collaboration, school counselors promote equity and access to rigorous educational experiences for all students  by providing direct services to students via classroom lessons, small group interventions, individual interventions, and positive school wide activities.  

School Counselor Activities

Your School Counselor implements the counseling program by providing:

 

SCHOOL COUNSELING CORE LESSONS

 Bully Prevention

 Early Warning Signs for Violence

 Career Exploration

 7 Year Plan Lessons

 8 Components of College & Career Readiness

 Naviance Lessons

 Academic Success Lessons

 

RESPONSIVE SERVICES

 Individual and small group counseling

 Target interventions for at-risk students

 Individual/family/school crisis intervention

 Consultation/collaboration with parents,   teachers, administration and other staff

 Referrals to outside resources

 

SYSTEM SUPPORT

 Ongoing counselor professional development

 Staff Trainings

 Parent workshops

 Collaboration with community resources

 Positive Activities

 Data collection and program management

School Counselors are essential to the school by...

 

 Helping create a safe school environment where students can learn.

 Removing barriers that can impact learning.

 Helping students who have attendance and behavior issues.

 Coordinating referrals to outside agencies.

 Designing interventions to enhance student success.

 Providing support during a personal crisis.

 Supporting students and their parents with academic planning/support.

 Developing post-secondary plans with students.



 Role of the School Counselor


School counselors work with students, parents, school staff and the community to help all students achieve academic success.  The TK-12 SJUSD  school counseling program provides comprehensive services to all students.  The program addresses the academic, social/emotional, college and career domains.   School counselors provide classroom lessons, small group interventions and individual counseling.  Through these comprehensive services, the school counseling program assists all students in reaching their full potential.  Your  school counselor holds a minimum of a Master’s Degree and  the required state credential in school  counseling.  Maintaining certification includes on-going professional  development to stay current with  education reform and challenges facing students.

School Counselor Directory

 

Director of Equity & Access

VANESSA GOMEZ, Ed.D

[email protected]

 

SAN JACINTO HIGH SCHOOL

ALYANA ARRINGTON-HARRIS

[email protected]

JUSTIN CARMONA

[email protected]

JENNIFER AGUILAR

[email protected]

KRISTINA GURGANUS

[email protected]ca.us

SARA DUENAS

[email protected]

ERIKA NICHOLS

[email protected]

MAURICIO PEREZ

[email protected]

 
MTN. VIEW/MTN. HEIGHTS ACADEMY/SAN JACINTO TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

JUSTIN RYAN

[email protected]

NORTH MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL

MARIAH MU'MIN

mmu'[email protected]

SHELBY NANCE

[email protected]

MONTE VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL

ESTHER MARTINEZ

[email protected]

ANA NAVIA

[email protected]

SAN JACINTO LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

THERESA GONTER

[email protected]

MEGAN COPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

LORENA CRUZ

[email protected]

DEANZA ELEMENTARY

AMARILYZ JOSE

[email protected]

ESTUDILLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

FRANCISCA MENA

[email protected]

EDWARD HYATT WORLD LANGUAGE ACADEMY

KARLA PINLAC

[email protected] 

PARK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

JENNIFER HERNANDEZ

[email protected]

RECORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

JASMINE CAOILE

[email protected]

SAN JACINTO ELEMENTARY

REZANA MCCRAY

[email protected]

TK12 DISTRICT LEAD/MVMS & NMMS MCKINNEY VENTO/FOSTER

ANGELA MCCLARON

[email protected]

 

 

For more information about SJUSD TK-12 School

Counseling Program,

Contact:

 Vanessa Gomez, Ed.D

     Director of Equity & Access

        951-929-7700 x4314

       SJUSD Personnel Office