Friday, February 10, 2023

Friday - 2023 National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week, Feb 6-10, highlights the unique contributions of school counselors within U.S. school systems and their tremendous impact on student success. Please thank your local school counselors. #NSCW23 @WeAreASCA

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Thursday: 2023 National School Counseling Week

Thank you for supporting National School Counseling Week 2023 (#NSCW23) Feb. 6-10, 2023. Presented by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), National School Counseling Week highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank your local school counselor(s). Follow #NSCW23 on social media. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Counselor/Parent Chats Q & A February 8, 2023

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Counselor/Parent Chats Q & A February 8, 2023

Is it possible to make a wellness room larger?

We are researching grants to provide a bigger space for students to relax. However, the wellness room is intentionally a small space to provide a safe space for a student dealing with social/emotional difficult times and in need of a space to reground their emotions and continue with the day.

Is there tutoring/academic support for HN/AP classes?

We do have tutoring available for college prep. courses, but for honors/AP most students can go to tutoring with their teacher. We encourage the students to reach out to the teacher first. It is also highly recommended that your student consider joining one of our outreach programs like AVID, that offer additional tutoring support services. We also encourage students to create study groups and use websites like Khan Academy. It’s preferable that the student does not fail the course but they are at risk of not graduating if it’s a required course. If the student has applied to a four year university their college acceptance may be rescinded.

What are counselor hours? How to make an appointment

We have staggering hours, from 7:45am thru 4:15pm. You can call and/or email to schedule an appointment with your student’s counselor.

What are Math and World Language Graduation requirements?

World language is 2 years (level 3-4) minimum graduation requirement. However, there are other ways a student can validate mastery for example, via AP world language test. Please speak with your student counselor for further information.

Math graduation requirement is 3 years, however, at SUHi we require our students to continue in math through senior year to ensure skills necessary for post-secondary plans. Please feel welcome to refer to suhicounseling website tab-> Graduation Requirements. Here you can access all SUHSD graduation requirements, with most recent updates.

What are math options students can take?

This depends on your student placement, however, for a list of available courses please refer to suhicounseling website tab-> Course Listing. You can call/email your student counselor for individual guidance on your student’s math placement and recommendations.

Once community service hours are completed who/what do they submit them?

It is recommended your student get preapproval from the social science/history teacher to ensure community service is approved. Once completed they will submit a form to their social science/history teacher.

Students can visit ‘Community Service’ where they can find local options of approved non-profit organizations and community service verification forms. Please have the students complete the community service form before the service is completed (eg. social science teacher signature needed).Google classroom also has community service opportunity announcements. The school site does not often have those opportunities for community service but it depends on the activity.

What are the consequences for student vaping at school?

Staff is required to report a student that is caught vaping. Staff is expected to refer to the administrator who will assess the situation and assign appropriate consequences. The research shows that the addiction level is extremely high. As a school we work with our youth to help connect families to community resources and support for group classes on the dangers of vaping.

Wednesday - 2023 National School Counseling Week

Every student deserves a school counselor to help with academic achievement strategies, managing emotions and applying interpersonal skills, and planning for postsecondary options. School counselors are #HelpingStudentsDreamBig.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

What is Advanced Placement (AP) ?

What are AP Classes?

Messages from AP Teacher Mr. Pelletier:

Tuesday - 2023 National School Counseling Week

School counselors help students in more ways than you may know. This week we celebrate them as a part of National School Counseling Week 2023. Learn more about the role of this essential profession: 


Monday, February 6, 2023

Happy National School Counseling Week 2023

National School Counseling Week 2023 (#NSCW23) is Feb. 6-10, 2023, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Interested in taking an AP Class?

Interested in taking an AP class? See the video and data below from Mr. Pelletier to help you make an informed decision. 

Our Safe Space: February 2023


Happy Black History Month! We wanted to share some important statistics that reflect the importance of recognizing the specific experiences of Black LGBTQIA+ folks.
  1. Transgender and gender nonconforming (trans/GNC) Black students experienced greater levels of victimization based on sexual orientation, gender expression, and race/ethnicity than LGBTQ cisgender Black students.
  2. Black LGBTQ students who identified with multiple racial/ethnic identities experienced greater levels of victimization based on race/ethnicity and sexual orientation than LGBTQ students who only identified as Black.
  3. Two-fifths of Black LGBTQ students interviewed (40.0%) experienced harassment or assault at school due to both their sexual orientation and their race/ethnicity.
  4. Compared to those who experienced one form of victimization or neither, Black LGBTQ students who experienced both forms of victimization:
1.      experienced the lowest levels of school belonging;
2.      had the greatest levels of depression; and
3.      were the most likely to skip school because they felt unsafe.
We hope this briefly highlights the importance of advocacy, education, understanding, and acceptance for all LGBTQIA+ youth, but especially those who hold multiple identities.
Attached is the February Calendar for you all to reference/share.  A few events we would like to highlight:
  • We will have a Youth Chat on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th, where we will talk about what healthy relationships look like.
  • Caregiver Jam, Feb. 22nd at 6pm, will now be held virtually in hopes of being more accessible for caregivers to access our services.
  • San Ysidro Health Center is hosting a HIV and substance use screening for youth on Feb. 23rd at 12pm in OSP.
  • Cooking Night, Feb. 24th at 4:30pm, we will prepare a big meal together, encouraging youth to learn new cooking skills and make easy nutritious meals they can recreate at home!
If you have any questions about services, please contact, or call us at 619-628-2444. 

Pre-Med Case Studies Webinar

Hi Families,

Join AcceptU’s former admissions officers as they analyze case studies of successful college applicants pursuing various pre-med tracks. 

What was their hook – how did they get in or why were they rejected? In this webinar you and your child will learn:
  • How to stand out as a pre-med applicant
  • Strategies on building a unique, differentiated profile
  • Essay topics that resonate best with admissions officers
  • What admissions officers at competitive universities are looking for in applicants

Pre-Med Case Studies
Wednesday, February 8
8 pm ET
Please register here: //

For any questions, feel free to contact AcceptU directly at

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

YouSeeYou mentoring program

Hello! YouSeeYou mentoring program has numerous UCSD student volunteer mentors, but we need more mentees.

They are targeting students in grades 9, 10, or 11 who are low-income and/or first-generation college goers.

They can attend any school in San Diego County. The program is free and online. See attached flier.


Spring Credit Recovery Application Now Available

F” grades do not earn credits for graduation.

“D” and “F” grades do not allow for completion of A-G admissions requirements for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems.

Recover “F” grades first!

First come, will be first served so there are no guarantees on securing a credit recovery course.

Deadline to sign up is February 16.

Credit recovery will run from February 27 to May 5. Specific times and days are to be determined.

Please sign up today to save your spot:

See your counselor if you have any questions.