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.
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
∙ 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
∙ 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
VANESSA GOMEZ, Ed.D
SAN JACINTO HIGH SCHOOL
NORTH MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
MONTE VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL
SAN JACINTO LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
MEGAN COPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ESTUDILLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EDWARD HYATT WORLD LANGUAGE ACADEMY
PARK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RECORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SAN JACINTO ELEMENTARY
MVMS & NMMS MCKINNEY VENTO/FOSTER
For more information about SJUSD TK-12 School
Vanessa Gomez, Ed.D
Director of Equity
SJUSD Personnel Office