Guidance & Student Support
The purpose of the Guidance Program is to assist students with their academic planning so they can take full advantage of a range of options upon graduation from high school. FUHSD’s Guidance Teams at each site generally include Certificated Guidance Counselors, College and Career Advisors and Administrators. These team members are often the first point of contact for students and families seeking information about FUHSD’s high schools. Guidance services are delivered through group presentations in the classroom, in evening presentations for students and their families, and through individual meetings. Guidance Counselors present grade-level curriculum throughout the year at each site with topics that include understanding learning styles and study strategies, career exploration, and course selection. The Guidance team is available to students and their families for individual appointments for support with:
- College to career planning (including a 4-year plan toward graduation);
- Facilitating positive, collaborative relationships with peers and teachers;
- Navigating the high school experience (including time management, involvement in extracurricular activities, self-advocacy, volunteer and internship opportunities); and
- Social emotional wellness.
The College and Career Advisors are the point of contact for college representatives, military recruiters, volunteer and internship opportunities. They also organize our district’s College Fair each fall. College and Career Advisors and Counselors support Naviance, our district’s college and career planning tool, which provides students with personalized surveys and customized career and college exploration resources.
Students may drop-in during breaks and after school to see a Counselor without an appointment. Oftentimes, there are many students waiting so students have the option to complete an online request and the Counselor will contact the students. Parents/Guardians may email their student's Counselor for an appointment.