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Counseling, Intervention and Family Support Staff

Mission Statement

Elsie Allen High School Counselors help students focus on three primary domains; personal/social, academic, and career development. As agents of change, our Counseling Program partners with families, community, faculty, and staff to challenge systems of oppression in order to provide opportunities for our students to acquire the educational and social competencies necessary for their growth and lifelong success.

As counselors, we assess high school students’ educational needs on an individual case basis, provide intervention and referrals for students who are dealing with issues affecting learning, and helping students explore opportunities beyond high school graduation, such as post-secondary education or career pathways.

HOW CAN MY SCHOOL COUNSELOR HELP ME?

  • Class schedule
  • Developing your 4-year plan toward graduation
    • Post-secondary plans (4-year college, community college, vocational programs, or developing a plan for a gap year)
  • Credit Recovery classes to make up F's
    • Credit Recovery (afterschool), Cyber High (online classes), and Summer School
    • Students can also take Cyber High to improve D's for A-G requirements
  • Dual Enrollment Courses - taking classes at Santa Rosa Junior College to earn credits for high school and college
  • Social-emotional support
  • Finding job and internship opportunities
  • SAT/ACT testing information
  • Financial Aid resources, research, and application completion 

Please contact your school counselor for more information about programs and support.

Student’s Quotes

“My counselors at Elsie Allen High School have done an outstanding job of keeping me on task with my high school Advanced Placement classes.  For example, we worked on time management so that I could balance my busy academic and personal schedule.  Also, they were incredibly supportive and helped me achieve personal success.”  ~ Alexis, Class of 2014

“The counseling department is very supportive and I have learned that I can seek help from any of the three counselors - at any time!  They go above and beyond to help students with personal and academic issues.  As far as reaching my post-high school goals, they have helped me immensely.”  ~ Matt, Class of 2014

“My counselor is the reason I am going to college.”  ~ Paola, Class of 2014

“Champions are made when no one is watching.” ~ In the spirit of Patrick Troya

Counseling Resources

Distance Learning Update: Students have been sent an email invitation to their school email to join their grade's Counseling Google Classroom, which contain important information relating to Cyber High, SRJC, how to contact your counselor, etc. If using a smartphone, download the Google Classroom app for convenient access.


During a time like this, it is incredibly important for you to take care of yourself as well as look out for others. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line, or call 911.

The national Disaster Distress Helpline (call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746) offers 24/7 emotional support and if you have any medical concerns speak to a trusted healthcare provider. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States.

Counseling Office Forms

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