Counseling

About the Counseling Department

The Pacifica High School Counselors are dedicated to helping you throughout your high school career. We offer academic, personal, social, and college to career counseling. As servants to our students we are student advocates, organize parent-teacher conferences and tutoring programs, and provide referrals to community agencies.

For parents, we provide educational and long-range planning, ensure a positive learning environment, and will connect you to I-Parent, our online access to student attendance and academic progress. In addition, we provide information and events for community agencies, ROP, and assist foreign exchange students. Finally, we work in close partnership with the Career Center to provide services and information to colleges, trade schools, financial aid, scholarships, and the military.

Helpful Information

Seniors

  • Cal State University application window opens October 1st
  • Adult Education Concurrent Enrollment. See your counselor for forms
  • If you’re planning to attend a UC or Cal State university next year don’t forget the deadline is fast approaching to submit the admission application… November 30th.
  • If you’re planning on attending a UC, don’t forget you need to send your official SAT and ACT scores. If applying to multiple UC’s you can send the SAT and ACT scores to one UC and that will cover the rest .
  • If you’re planning on attending a CSU, don’t forget to send your official SAT and ACT scores. If applying to one or more CSU’s, use the following code 3594 (College Board) to send your SAT scores . ACT must send scores to individual CSU’s.

Juniors

  • Adult Education Concurrent Enrollment. See your counselor for forms

Sophomores

  • Adult Education Concurrent Enrollment. See your counselor for forms
  • Upward Bound applications are now available for 9th and 10th grade students. Upward Bound is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and run through California Lutheran University. The purpose of the program is to help prepare first generation, low income, 9th and 10th grade students prepare for and complete college. Students accepted in to the program will attend a 5 week program at CLU where they live in the dorms and experience life as a college student. Throughout their remaining high school years students receive many benefits, including weekly tutoring, field trips, workshops, college tours, college and financial aid application information, career guidance, and much more. If your 9th or 10th grade student is interested in applying for this great opportunity, please have them see Mrs. Kenney in the counseling department.

Freshmen

  • 8th grade parent orientation 6 pm February 19th and 20th In the Gym
  • Upward Bound applications are now available for 9th and 10th grade students. Upward Bound is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and run through California Lutheran University. The purpose of the program is to help prepare first generation, low income, 9th and 10th grade students prepare for and complete college. Students accepted in to the program will attend a 5 week program at CLU where they live in the dorms and experience life as a college student. Throughout their remaining high school years students receive many benefits, including weekly tutoring, field trips, workshops, college tours, college and financial aid application information, career guidance, and much more. If your 9th or 10th grade student is interested in applying for this great opportunity, please have them see Mrs. Kenney in the counseling department.