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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."



Human Option is sponsoring a conference about teen dating violence on Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Estancia High School.  The conference is titled "Love Shouldn't Hurt".  Teens and parents/guardians in attendance will learn to how engage in healthy relationships.  A complimentary breakfast and lunch is offered as well as children's activites for younger siblings.  If you would like to attend, please register by calling 949-764-8100 or visit humanoptions.org.  Please see the attached flyer for more information about the event.  Estancia students can earn up to 6 hours of community service for attending the conference with a parent or guardian.  


Are you interested in serving as a youth ambassador for the city of Costa Mesa?


Would you like to develop your leadership and public speaking skills?


Are you interested in traveling to Melbourne, Australia for three weeks voer the summer?


Would you like to experience attending high school in another country?


If your response to these questions is "yes", consider applying to be a youth ambassador for Estancia High School's Australia Sister-City Education Exchange Program.  Applicants must be a current Sophomore or Junior, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be able to make a one-year commitment to the program if selected, participate in fundraising activities, and have the support and involvement of their parents/guardians.  If interested, please complete the attached application and submit your typed application and supporting documents to Mr. Yuuki on or before Tuesday, February 28.  If you have any questions about the program, please see Mr. Yuuki in Room 264 or contact him via email at hyuuki@nmusd.us


Are you looking for ways to earn community service hours during the month of February?  Please see the attached bulletin which includes various community service opportunities.  Some of the upcoming events include the following:

  • Attend the Estancia PTSA meeting with a parent or guardian
  • Help at the Environmental Nature Center
  • Help clean up Bolsa Chica Bay
  • Help restore Upper Newport Bay
  • Prepare and serve food at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

Remember to bring the attached Community Service Verification Form with you when you volunteer.  If you have any questions regarding community service, please see Miss Chamberlin in the Main Office.


Today: 2/24/17
12:00 AM Presidents' Recess - School not in session

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