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Click HERE for forms and instructions for Course Selection for 2020-2021. The Aeries Course Selection Window will be open February 10, 2020 through February 20, 2020.
To assist students in selecting a combination of courses for the 2020-21 school year that will challenge, yet not overwhelm, the counselors and teachers have developed a schedule of lunchtime presentations to provide information on course and teacher expectations as well as an indication of the time commitment. Information regarding math and most world language options will be presented to students during their current courses. Please review your student's course and extracurricular choices to ensure a healthy and well-balanced schedule. These lunchtime presentations start this week:
Request for Placement Form - required to enroll in classes for which student does not meet the prerequisites
Out of District Course Application Form - required to enroll in classes outside of PVPUSD and have those classes appear on the student's transcript

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