About EHS Faculty & Staff Bell Schedule Enrollment Forms Registration Information Contact Information Campus Map
Academics Activities Athletics Engineering & Design Signature Academy Medical Pathway Digital Media Arts Pathway
Counseling Department Scheduling and Courses School Transcripts Scholarships College Planning College Testing Grading Policy
PTSA ELAC School Site Council Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation EHS All Sports Boosters Board of Education
Facility Use Library Lunch Menu Parenting Classes Student Handbook Volunteer Registration WebStore

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

Counseling Locker

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

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."



The first annual Costa Mesa Performing Arts Showcase will be held on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa High School Performing Arts Center.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 


Students and parents - counselors are now accepting applications for summer school. Summer school is for remediation only, except for online health, online Economics and online American Democracy. Please review the information below regarding the different summer school options:

1. ACCESS - ACCESS summer school is for students who are deficient in credits and in danger of not graduating on time. It is an independent study and is for students who are not going straight to a 4-year University right after high school (the classes are not A-G eligible). Deadline to apply – June 10th

2. NMUSD Online Summer School - Online health, online Economics and online American Democracy are for students who will have an impacted schedule during the 2016-2017 school year. Students enrolled in an online summer school course must attend one mandatory orientation (no exceptions or stand-ins allowed) at Corona del Mar.  The dates of summer school are July 5th – July 28thDeadline to enroll is May 26th.

4. Credit Recovery Summer Extension - is ONLY for students who were in credit recovery during the 2015-2016 school year. Students must attend class at Back Bay High School - this is not an independent study. Classes will meet Monday - Thursday from 8am - noon from July 5-July 28th.  These classes ARE NOT A-G eligible.  Deadline to enroll is June 6th.

5. NMUSD Summer School at Monte Vista HS - is for remediation only. Priority is for students who are remediating classes and plan to attend a 4 year University straight out of high school (these classes are A-G eligible). Courses are completed as an independent study, but students are required to meet with a teacher once a week at Monte Vista High School between July 5th and July 28th. Appointments will be made between student and teacher and students are required to meet a minimum of 4 times to ensure student success.  Deadline to enroll is June 6th.

**Please see your counselor as soon as possible to sign up for summer school!

Thank you!

EHS Counseling Department


UC Irvine will be hosting a High School Summer Institute in Law program from August 8-12 for students entering Grades 11 & 12.  UCI will be having an open house on Thursday, May 12 from 5:30-6:30pm in the UCI Law Buiding to provide an overview of the unique week-long program, tour the UCI law school campus, and address any remaining questions students or families might have.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about this opportunity to boost academic and professional skills. 

Today: 5/27/16
8:30 AM Late Start Traditional Schedule
8:30 AM Make-up SBAC Testing for Grade 11 & CST Testing for Grade 10
6:00 PM Estancia Cheerleading Powder Puff Football Game

Estancia High School 2015-2016 Counseling Department

Mindy Savage - Grade 12, Grade 9 (Last Name A-G), and Credit Recovery/Independent Study Program


(949) 515-6555


Daniel Nafarrate - Grade 11, Grade 9 (Last Name S-Z), and Puente Counselor and CTE Counselor


(949) 515-6554


Joe Havens -  Grade 10 and Grade 9 (Last Name H-R) 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