The Livermore High School Counselors strive to assist students in achieving success in all aspects of their lives. Counselors get to know their students in grade nine and remain involved with them throughout high school, providing individual, ongoing guidance on academic, personal, extracurricular, and post-secondary options. College advising is expanded during the second half of the junior year and continues into the senior year as counselors assist students and parents in researching schools, developing a list, and making applications to appropriate colleges and universities. Each counselor serves an equal portion of the high school with the division based upon the first letter of a student's last name.
HOW TO REACH YOUR COUNSELOR:
- Counselors are available every day at lunch for walk-ins.
- By appointment via email, phone, or leave a note in their box.
- Counselors are generally unavailable during 4th period for lunch.
- Requests for schedule changes will only be considered within the first 5 days of each new trimester.
- Requests must be made by turning in a change request slip or note to your counselor’s box.
LHS School Counselors offer and support services that cover the three domains of the National School Counseling Standards:Academic· Academic scheduling· Support students along their academic tract· Monitor and provide intervention for classroom success· Meet to discuss academic progress and fulfillment of graduation requirements, testing, personal academic goals· Perform classroom presentations to discuss 4-year plans and assist students in tracking their progress and reaching their high school goals.· Monitor CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) resultsPersonal/Social· Ensure that the students are adequately supported in areas impacting their overall well being· Available for short term one-on-one counseling and crisis intervention as needed including referral to outside resources.· Work with Vice Principals to help students adapt and be successful in the high school community.· Help students develop life skills for high school and beyond (organization, test-taking tips, time management, study tips, healthy coping skills, etc)Career· Offer workshops to assist students prepare for their future such as test preparation and college application preparation.· Collaborate with the Career Center in assisting students in setting and implementing personal goals for life after high schoolConfidentiality
By law, most of what students share with their guidance counselor is protected by confidentiality. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule which usually pertains to student or school safety. Below are examples of information that is NOT confidential.
- Harm to self
- Harm to others (threats to others’ safety)
- Others’ harming students (neglect, physical or sexual abuse or assault, etc.)
- Violations on school property (stealing, using or distributing drugs/weapons, harm to school property/vandalism, etc.)
If you are ever unsure about what is considered confidential, please ask your counselor to review the limits of confidentiality and answer any questions you have. As counselors, our ultimate goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to share, while at the same time, ensuring both student and school safety.
Counselors Are Available
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 3:05pm