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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."



During online pre-registration, information was provided about a new emergency communication system called Titan which would allow students to send emergency alerts to the school and allow the school to send families emergency notifications.  Newport-Mesa Unified School District anticipates that the new Titan alert and notification system will be up and running on the first day of school.  We thank you for your patience as we finalize agreements and prepare various departments for the roll out of this system. We will notify our school community and all its stakeholders when we are ready to launch the Titan notification system.


Estancia students are encouraged to purchase an ASB Card for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Student benefits to purchasing an ASB Card:

  • Free entry to all paying home sports - savings $6-$10 per game (Excluding CIF playoffs/finals)
  • Discounts on school dances - estimated savings $10-$20 per dance
  • Discounts on drama performances - estimated savings $2-$5 per performance                 
  • Discount on a parking permit - savings $20                                                                               
  • Daily community discounts at selected Costa Mesa restaurants and businesses
  • Free access to school spirit events throughout the year

How your money supports Estancia:

  • 5 school assemblies
  • Lunch and break activities
  • ASB and Estancia Club Supplies - poster paper, paints, balloons, etc.
  • Student awards
  • Athletics officials
  • Athletic game workers
  • Sports equipment
  • Back to School Night
  • Future Eagle Night/Spring Open House
  • Graduation Ceremony

ASB Cards are $55 if purchased before the start of the school year.  The price will go up to $65 after the start of the school year.  Buy your ASB Card during registration in August and save!   See the attached flyer for more information about the value of purchasing an ASB Card.


Students in Grades 11 & 12 are able to leave campus during lunch with parent/guardian permission by completing the attached Lunch Pass Permission Form.  Lunch Pass Permission Forms are available through the online registration process and can be turned in during registration.  Lunch Pass Permission Forms can be turned in after the start of the school year to the Main Office. 

Today: 8/31/16
8:00 AM Teacher Preparation Day
10:00 AM Freshmen Welcome Day sponsored by the Link Club
6:00 PM TRY-OUTS: Cross Country

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