Guidance & Student Support
The purpose of the Guidance Program is to assist students with their academic planning so they can take full advantage of a range of options upon graduation from high school. FUHSD’s Guidance Teams at each site generally include Certificated Guidance Counselors, College and Career Advisors and Administrators. These team members are often the first point of contact for students and families seeking information about FUHSD’s high schools. The majority of guidance services are delivered through group presentations in the classroom or in evening presentations for students and their families. Guidance presentations occur throughout the year at each site with topics that include choosing a college and career, financial aid and course selection. The Guidance team is available to students and their families for individual appointments for support with:
- College to career planning (including a 4-year plan toward graduation);
- Facilitating positive, collaborative relationships with peers and teachers;
- Navigating the high school experience (including time management, involvement in extracurricular activities, self-advocacy, volunteer and internship opportunities); and
- Social emotional wellness.
The College and Career Advisors are the point of contact for college representatives, military recruiters, volunteer and internship opportunities. They also organize our district’s College Fair each fall. College and Career Advisors support Naviance, our district’s college and career planning tool, which provides students with personalized surveys and customized career and college exploration resources.
To make an appointment with your guidance counselor, visit our Guidance Team webpage.
Students may drop-in during breaks and after school to see a Counselor without an appointment. Oftentimes, there are many students waiting so students have the option to complete an online request and the Counselor will contact the students. Parents/Guardians may also use this form to request an appointment.
Please use the following link to request a level change within a course or to drop a class. The Guidance Counselors will review your request. If they can make the move without speaking with you in person, you will receive a response from them via email. If your request requires a conversation, they will reach out to you. Please allow 48-72 hours for the Guidance team to get back to you.
Important Drop Dates
- October 12 – Last day to drop with Nothing
- November 28 – Last day to drop with “W”
- March 15 - Last day to drop with Nothing
- May 10 – Last day to drop with “W”