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WELCOME TO PENINSULA HIGH COUNSELING
 
Thank you for utilizing our counseling website. This is an ever-changing time in our world, but we are working together daily to find the best ways to meet your student's needs. As always our counselors are developing resources to support your students, and open communication with them. However, do not hesitate to reach out to your counselor directly as we know there are many questions and concerns during this time. If you are looking for additional mental health support please reach out to counselors, but you can also look here for a list of resources around the community.
 

HOT TOPICS
  • Interested in becoming a tutor? Complete THIS FORM and return it to Mrs. Juge in the Counseling Office.
 
  • Orientation for the Parents of Freshman

    On October 13, the Counseling Department hosted an orientation for the parents of freshmen students which covered an overview of our department, how students can contact their counselors, attendance policies, discipline policies, and much more. A video of the presentation is HERE, and a copy of the Powerpoint slides are HERE
 
  • Class of 2022 students - Letter of Rec Packet - due September/October
 
Students who will need a letter of rec from their counselor for their college applications should begin to prepare their Letter of Rec packet materials over the summer before their senior year. Packets are due September 14 (for early decision, early action applications) and October 5 (for other applications).
 
Letter of Rec packets come in Part 1 and Part 2 - please download both parts here:
 

WITHDRAW / LEVEL CHANGE DATES FOR 2021-2022
Voluntary Drop/Level Change: Initiated by student or parent

DROP/LEVEL CHANGE*
If request occurs on or before Friday, October 1st, first semester, or Friday, February 18th, second semester, there will be no record of the class on the transcript.

WITHDRAW
If withdraw occurs from Monday, October 4th – Friday, October 29th, first semester or Monday, February 21st –Friday, March 18th, second semester, a grade of W will be recorded on the transcript.

WITHDRAW “F”
If withdraw occurs from Monday, November 1st – Friday, December 17th, first semester, or Monday, March 21st –Thursday, June 9th, second semester, an “F” will be recorded on transcript, regardless of academic grade.

*Please Note: Level changes are based on space availability and are not guarantee
 

Interested in Tutoring?
 
If you are interested in tutoring K-12 students in PVPUSD, please fill out this form and return it to Mrs. Juge (juge@pvpusd.net). We will have these lists on site for our students and also provide the list to other schools in the district to reach out to set up times.

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Many adults are wondering how to discuss the coronavirus in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Fortunately, there are some great resources from our youth wellness partner, South Bay Families Connected, that can help. Please visit the following links to the SBFC website for:
These resources pages, and more, can also be accessed from this month’s free SBFC e-newsletter. You may also visit our own PVPUSD Families Connected webpage for additional youth wellness resources on a wide variety of topics.

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