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COURSE SELECTIONS FOR 2018-2019
If a student would like to make a change to his/her 2018-2019 course requests, a handwritten note signed by a parent/guardian must be given to their counselor no later than June 7, 2018. No changes will be made without a parent/guardian signature. From June 7 through July 13th, all schedule change requests must be emailed to Associate Principal Lea Toombs at toombsl@pvpusd.net. Ms. Toombs will only respond to scheduling requests via email. Please remember that counselors do not work during the summer. After July 13th, no more course changes will be made until after Registration. in mid-August. Any course request for which the student was not recommended and does not meet the course prerequisites for must be accompanied by a Request for Placement Form.
 
Request for Placement Form - required to enroll in classes for which student does not meet the prerequisites

Introduction to Peninsula High Counseling

The Counseling Department utilizes a systematic approach for providing pertinent information to students. By having the same counselor throughout high school, continuity is maintained and counselors build on gathered information to reinforce individual expectations.

Counselors see students whenever there is a concern. Situations are brought to the counselor’s attention by a teacher, an administrator, a parent/guardian, or by another student. Students may request to see a counselor whenever they have a need. For an appointment, students complete the Request to See Counselor form available in the Counseling Office. Students are seen as time permits. In the event of an emergency, students will be seen at once. Parents should feel free to contact counselors. Assistance may be given via the phone, e-mail, or in person with an appointment.

The Counseling Office is committed to:
  • Providing support to each student as he/she strives to achieve individual success in school
  • Assisting students to accept responsibility for their decisions
  • Guiding students toward planning post- secondary options
The Counseling Department has developed a program which allows students to:

Acquire necessary decision-making information in a timely and effective manner regarding:
  • High school orientation (8th Grade)
  • Graduation requirement information
  • Program selection
  • Course planning
  • College testing, admissions
  • Test interpretation
 
Apply acquired basic skills to personal planning and decision making through:
  • Goal setting
  • Communicating
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict/stress management
  • Acceptance of responsibility
  • Positive risk taking
 
Establish a partnership with counselor/parent/student/staff in an environment which includes:
  • Monitored academic progress
  • Confidentiality
  • Cooperation
  • Consistency
  • A sense of community within the school

Experience support and guidance when confronted with educational, personal, and/or social problems such as:
  • Academic concerns
  • Attendance issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal ideation
  • School conflicts
  • Peer conflicts
  • College/Career concerns
 
Please use the Counseling links on the right side to explore