The Mission of Los Altos High School Guidance program is to offer a comprehensive program that helps students realize their full academic potential, set appropriate career goals and achieve optimal personal growth in order to become productive members of the global community
Students and parents are encouraged to communicate with their counselor. Counseling services are available for every student at Los Altos High School. These services are centered on helping students in 3 fundamental areas: academic, career, and personal/social.
9th Grade - Students will have a one-half hour meeting with his/her counselor where they will review/discuss: credits needed for graduation, summer school, sophomore class scheduling, and CCGI-career exploration
10th Grade - Students will meet with their counselor for a credit check, and to review/discuss a-g requirements, credit recovery/summer school, CCGI-career/college exploration, and PSAT/Khan Academy, junior class scheduling.
11th Grade - Students will meet with their counselors to do an individual credit check, and to review/discuss the following: a-g requirements, credit recovery/summer school, career/college exploration, ASVAB, Afternoon Junior Parent Meeting (fall), CCGI-career/college exploration, PSAT/Khan Academy, SAT/ACT (Spring), and College lunch visits.
12th Grade - Students will meet with their counselors to do an individual credit check, and to review/discuss the following: a-g requirements, credit recovery/Adult school, Afternoon school parent meeting, SAT/ACT, CCGI-college applications & scholarships, College Application Workshops, College Lunch Visits, Financial Aid Workshops and District College Fair.
Open House Power Point Presentation
Parents, click here to review the power point presentation that was given in the Media Center on Monday, January 9.
The Los Altos counselors will pick up the completed registration forms from students at Orange Grove on Thursday, January 12 and Newton on Friday, January 13.
All other middle schools will be dependent on acceptance of Choice paperwork turned in the Student and Family Services Department at the District office no later than February 1, 2017. We will pick up the registration materials once the list of acceptances has been mailed home.
Colleges Applications and Admissions Preview
Our Senior Parent meeting slide show has been translated into a video! Click here and enjoy!
Junior/Senior Parent Meeting
On Wednesday, August 31, 5:00 PM in the Hacienda, we held the annual Junior/Senior Parent Meeting.
Click here to find the power point that was used in our presentation. (English)
Click here for the Spanish power point version.
The following topics were discussed during the meeting:
- Graduation requirements and Aeries Parent Portal
- Senior Project
- Computer Literacy Challenge Test (Wednesday, Oct. 26, 3-4pm in the Media Center)
- ASVAB test (November 30, 2016)
- College Admission Testing Dates
- PSAT with National Merit Scholarships (junior year only) (Oct. 19)
- SAT Reasoning Test
- University of California, California State University and Community College application process
- FAFSA (Financial Aid)
- Adult School and other credit recovery programs
- Scholarship Information
- Tutoring Services (Free and Paid)
Here is the handout that each senior will receive when they meet with his/her counselor.
Cyber Skills and Integrated Math Program for Parents!
Common Sense Media lists 16 websites that your teen may be using. Go here to check out sites and get tips on how to help monitor your teen's social media sites.
Confused about the "new" Integrated Math program? Go here for a Parent Handbook that explains the math your student will be learning and how it relates to college and careers.
Mt SAC Tutoring in Math
Do you need help in your math class? Then Mt. SAC has an answer! Click here to read all about it!
Guidance Office phone number, please call to make appointments or ask a question. 626-934-5416
Tram Hoang, Lead Counselor Last Name begins with: A-Ch firstname.lastname@example.org
Patti Higgins, Counselor Last name begins with: Ci-G email@example.com
Mary Mallen, Counselor Last name begins with: H-Mi firstname.lastname@example.org
Eva Munoz-Franco, Counselor Last name begins with: Mo-Ro email@example.com
Sean Van Gundy, Counselor Last name begins with: Ru-Z firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorenzo DeBellis, Interventionist email@example.com
Mary Sue Collins, Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Gutierrez,Office Assistant email@example.com