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How to see a School Counselor

  • Fill out a request form to see a counselor
  • Students may walk in before school, at lunch or during breaks
  • Parents must call for an appointment
  • Teacher/Parent Referral
  • E-Mail your counselor
  • Call on the telephone/Leave a voicemail at (949) 515-6504

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Counseling Department

Mission Statement

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. 


We believe...


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."



N-MUSD will be offering an online Drivers Education course.  Registration for the course will begin in January 2017. 


The State of California requires you to spend 30 hours studying Drivers Education before you can get your learners permit. This online driver education course lets you study at your own pace, on your schedule, any time of the day or night. This course sets the foundation for behind-the-wheel Driver’s Training and is in accordance with the guidelines set by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Each course accommodates 150 students for registration. The course is offered two times a year. Upon successful completion, students will receive a DMV- approved certificate of completion. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District does not offer Driver Training, otherwise known as behind-the-wheel instruction.  All students must be 15 years or older on the day the course starts and have internet access to enroll.  All communication will be delivered by email.


Please visit the website below for more information about the course.    http://web.nmusd.us/driversed


Estancia High School will once again welcome students and teachers from our sister school, Hoppers Crossing Secondary College, in Wyndham, Australia.  We are looking for host families for the seven female students who will be visiting us in January and February.  Each student would live with two families during their stay.  Each selected host family will host an Aussie for 1 1/2 weeks.  Providing a host home for a visiting Australian is a unique opportunity for Estancia students and their families.  The visiting students do not require their own rooms and the host families not expected to incur additional expenses while hosting.  The Australians cover all costs related to their trip and follow a planned itinerary during their visit. 


A Host Home Information Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 264 for families who may be interested in hosting a student from Australia or would like more information about the Australia Sister City Education Exchange Program.  Please see the attached Host Home Information Meeting flyer for more information.  Also attached is the Host Family Application.  Completed applications are due by November 4.   


Estancia High School's Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, October 29 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Mesa Verde Country Club.  The theme of the dance is "Out of this World".  Tickets are on sale now through the Student Store.  Tickets are $30 with an ASB Card or $40 without an ASB Card through Friday, October 14.  Ticket prices go up $10 the week of October 17.  Tickets can be purchased through Monday, October 24.  No tickets will be sold after October 24 so don't wait to buy your ticket. 


Estancia students must complete a clearance form to attend the dance.  Students in Grade 10 must have at least 5 hours of community service to attend the dance.  Students in Grade 11 must have at least 15 hours of community service and students in Grade 12 must have at least 20 hours of community service.  There is no community service requirement for students in Grade 9 to attend the Homecoming Dance.  All library fines and fees for lost books and any outstanding sports uniforms or gear must be cleared before purchasing a ticket.  The clearance form for the dance is attached.  Alcohol detection devices will be used at the door of the dance.  Estancia students may bring a guest under the age of 21 to the dance with approval from an administrator.  The guest pass form is attached. 


If you have any questions regarding the Homecoming Dance, please contact the ASB Office at (949) 515-6506. 

Today: 10/27/16
7:55 AM A Day Bell Schedule - Pep Assembly
10:50 AM Fall Sports & Homecoming Pep Assembly
7:00 PM Homecoming Varsity Football Game

Estancia High School 2016-2017 Counseling Department

Mindy Savage - Grade 10, Grade 9 (Last Name A-G), and Credit Recovery/Independent Study Program


(949) 515-6555


Daniel Nafarrate - Grade 12, Grade 9 (Last Name H-M), Puente Counselor and CTE Counselor


(949) 515-6554


Joe Havens -  Grade 11 and Grade 9 (Last Name N-Z) Counselor


(949) 515-6557


Victoria Villa - Counseling Office Secretary


(949) 515-6504


Maria Barragan - School Community Facilitator


(949) 515-6563


Jenn Sweet - ROP/Career Center


(949) 515-6509