The mission of the School Counseling program at EHS is to create and support an ethical, nurturing and challenging learning environment for all students. As professional school counselors we provide academic, career, and personal/social development leading to high academic achievement and successful post high school pursuits for every student....every day.
Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Every student is a unique individual who will learn and process information differently and, given proper support and encouragement, will achieve and be successful.
All students have the right to a safe and supportive learning environment.
In setting high academic and personal/social standards for all students.
School Counselors provide Academic, Career and Personal/Social Development and serve as an advocate for all students.
In collaborating with administration, teachers and parents to support student achievement.
We have a role in educational reform; that is our responsibility to address barriers to student achievement and success.
Our behavior and words impact student learning and motivation; that as a school community we must insist on student's achievement.
The California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education, Section 852, states, "A parent or guardian may submit to the school a written request to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of any test pursuant to Education Code Section 60640. A school district and its employees may discuss the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program with parents and may inform parents of the availability of exemption under Education Code 60615. However, the school district and its employees shall not solicit or encourage any written exemption request on behalf of any child or group of children."
Please see the attached flyers for the summer programs being offered at Save Our Youth (SOY). SOY will be offering the following programs over the summer:
- A reading program for college-bound students
- College visits
- Recreational opportunities including basketball, soccer, ballet folklorico, kickball, break dancing,and Zumba
- Art classes
- Music classes (DJ and drums)
- Field trips
The SOY Center is located at 661 Hamilton Street in Costa Mesa.
The University of California is revamping the personal statement section of the admission application beginning in fall 2016. After almost 10 years, UC is changing the personal statement section of its undergraduate admissions application, replacing the current two personal statement prompts with short-answer questions that students can choose from. The new questions, now called personal insight questions, aim to give applicants a greater say in the kind of information they share with the University. Students can express who they are and what matters to them not only in how they respond to the questions, but also through the questions they choose to answer.
The new questions also provide students with better direction and focus on topics that are important to campuses. Each new question aligns to one or more of the14 comprehensive review criteria (nine criteria for transfer students) that campuses consider in their admissions decisions. “We hope this new format will not only provide us with additional insight into applicants, but also allow students to better choose the questions that speak to them most directly,” stated a UC admissions director.
Here are some important points about the personal insight questions:
• Freshman applicants will now choose four out of eight questions to answer.
• Transfer applicants will answer one required question in addition to three out of seven additional questions.
• Each response is limited to a maximum of 350 words.
• All questions will have equal value in the admissions selection process. For applicants, there is no advantage or disadvantage to choosing certain questions over others.
• The new questions will be included in the fall 2017 application which will be available Aug. 1, 2016.