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 completing 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.
- Students have one week each new trimester to change classes for the current trimester.
- Students can make changes to future trimesters at any time.
- Find your counselor's name and picture on the front page of our school website during the last week of T1 & T2, and the first week of T1, T2, & T3. Click on your counselor's name and you will be re-directed to a schedule change request form.
- No Teacher Changes
LHS School Counselors offer and support services that cover the three domains of the National School Counseling Standards:Academic· Scheduling· 4 Year & Post High School Planning· 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 goalsPersonal/Social· Ensure students are adequately supported in areas impacting their overall well-being· Available for short term 1-1 counseling and crisis intervention as needed including referral to the Wellness Center and/or outside resources· Work with Parents, Teachers and Vice Principals to help students adapt and be successful in their high school community· Help students develop life skills for high school and beyond (organization, test-taking, time management, study tips, healthy coping skills, etc.)Career· Assist students in preparing and meeting requirements for the post high school path they choose· Collaborate with the Career Center to assist 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, exceptions to this rule pertain to student or school safety. Below are examples that are 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. 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.
Counselor's Office Hours
Mrs. Edwards (A-G): 8:30-3:30
Mr. Waziri (H-O): 8:00-3:00
Ms. Ayres (P-Z): 8:30-3:30