Sweetwater High School Counselors are committed to providing a comprehensive counseling and guidance program as a vehicle to assist students in acquiring and using life-long learning and self-managing skills. We are committed to implementing a proactive and preventative program which employs strategies to enhance student academic success, provide career awareness, develop employment readiness, encourage self-awareness, foster interpersonal communication skills and impart life success skills.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Friday, February 24, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023
SENIORS: Cash for College THIS SATURDAY at SUHi
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
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 http://suhicounseling.com/ ‘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) ?
Messages from AP Teacher Mr. Pelletier:
Tuesday - 2023 National School Counseling Week
Monday, February 6, 2023
Happy National School Counseling Week 2023
Friday, February 3, 2023
Interested in taking an AP Class?
Our Safe Space: February 2023
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Compared to those who experienced one form of victimization or neither, Black LGBTQ students who experienced both forms of victimization:
- 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!
Pre-Med Case Studies Webinar
Join AcceptU’s former admissions officers as they analyze case studies of successful college applicants pursuing various pre-med tracks.
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Pre-Med Case Studies
Wednesday, February 8
8 pm ET
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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
“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.
See your counselor if you have any questions.