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.

Guidance News

Image result for waiversOff Campus Waiver Applications for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, with a hole in their schedule, will be available starting Monday, September 9th, in the Guidance Office.  Applications for 9th grade students will be available on Monday, October 7th, after grades are posted from the first progress report period (9th grade students must have at least a 2.0, no F’s and have not received a letter for truancy).  Until then, students must remain on campus during their hole/empty periods.  Waivers are not needed for empty 1st or 7th periods, or if their school day is over.  When students turn in their completed application, they can return in 24 hours to pick up and sign for their waiver.  Note: a signature from a parent/guardian and witness are required on the application.  The witness must be someone other than the parent who signed and must be over 18 years of age. 

Image result for de anza college nowFRESHMANS & SOPHOMORES: Would you like to to earn one year of college credits during your senior year without having to take AP tests and complete one year of college at 1/10 of the cost of the same year at UC? If so, College Now is the program for you. Come to the HHS Career Center on 10/25 during tutorial to hear about the College Now program and how to make yourself eligible.