Counseling

The mission of the counseling department and student support services at Edgewood High School, based on the National Standards for School Counseling programs, is to ensure that all students are adequately prepared in the academic, career and personal/social domains. The comprehensive model continually examines current data to determine student needs, student services, and adjusts developmental programs in order to provide equity and equality among all student groups. The counselors' goal is to provide a safe environment motivating all students to become lifelong learners and responsible individuals who possess self-knowledge and global awareness. 

Students are assigned to counselors by their last name. Please contact your students counselor if you have any questions.

HOW TO SEE YOUR COUNSELOR

Students are welcome to stop by the Counseling office without an appointment before school and after school with any questions they may have. Appointments can be made during the school day with Ms. Avila in the front office. DUE TO DISTANCE LEARNING, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL YOUR COUNSELOR FOR AN APPOINTMENT. 


Parents can call to set up an appointment to meet with a counselor. Counselors are also readily accessible via email and phone. Counselors will also individually meet with parents and their students of all grade levels. 

Spring 2020 Letter Grade Petition Form

As a result of the pandemic and school dismissal last spring, we implemented temporary changes in grading practices to
ensure that our students' academic standing would not be adversely impacted. At the high school level, we transitioned to
Credit/No Credit grading for the spring semester and offered students the option to receive a letter grade in any of their
courses.
We implemented these temporary grading practices based on the newly revised college and university admission
requirements which stipulated that students would not be penalized for posting Credit/No Credit transcripts for the spring
semester.
However, we recently discovered that there were unforeseen consequences with the implementation of these temporary
grading practices during spring semester. Specifically, some students experienced a decrease in their overall academic
grade point average by petitioning for letter grades in certain courses that are weighted differently per the University of
California or California State University A-G college admission requirements. Similarly, some students did not petition
for letter grades in certain courses and later learned the letter grade they had earned would have increased their grade point
average.
To remedy these unintended consequences, we are reopening the spring semester grade petition window to offer students
the opportunity to retroactively choose which grading option (Credit/No Credit or letter grade) would be most beneficial
to their overall grade point average. By submitting the 2020 Spring Semester Grade Petition Form, students can opt to
receive a letter grade in any course that they had received a Credit/No Credit grade. Students can also elect to receive a
Credit/No Credit grade in any course that they had received a letter grade. Students are encouraged to contact their
counselor for guidance as to which grading option for specific courses would be in their best interest.
The ​2020 Spring Semester Grade Petition Form​ is now available on the school webpage and in the front office. The
deadline for submission is Friday, September 18, 2020.
If you have specific questions related to this opportunity, please contact a counselor or administrator at your child’s
school.

Jamie Hobbs
6th-8th Grade Muri-Z/ 9th A-S
626-939-0600 x 6057

Schedule a Calendly Appointment

Send E-Mail

Tommy Richardson
6th-8th Grade A-Mura
626-939-0600 x 6060

Schedule a Calendly Appointment 

Send E-Mail

Sara Arce
10th-12th Grade A-Mal
626-939-0600 x 6058

Schedule a Calendly Appointment

Send E-Mail

Leticia Hernandez
10th-12th Grade Man-Z/9th Grade T-Z
626-939-0600 x 6059

Schedule a Calendly Appointment

Send E-Mail