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Course Selection

Fall course selection will begin March 23. Each grade level will have a week to login to the Aeries Portal and select their courses for the fall (please see schedule below). After the selection week, the counselors will meet individually with students through their English classes. For  students without an English class, counselors will set an appointment time during the school day to meet.

Click on "Scheduling and Courses" in the menu on the left to access instructional videos, the course catalog and course selection sheets

Current Juniors - March 23 - 29

Current Sophomores - March 29 - April 4

Current Freshmen - April 5 - 11

 

Incoming Freshmen Course Selection

Counselors will be visiting TeWinkle to give presentations to 8th graders on April 5th & 6th. Students will be given a folder with information on all of our programs, and a course selection sheet.

We will share a link to a Google Form  with 8th graders, where they will submit their official course selections April 5 - 25

8th graders from outside of our district will have to go through the enrollment process through the Karen Kendall Welcome Center. After completing the enrollment process, a meeting will be scheduled with the counselor to select classes. 

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. 

Philosophy

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.

Contact Us

2020-2021 EHS Counseling Caseloads

Mindy Savage - Grade 11 and Grade 9 (Last Names H-N), and Credit Recovery/Moderate to Severe Special Education Program
msavage@nmusd.us
(949) 515-6555

Daniel Nafarrate - Grade 10, Grade 9 (Last Names A-G), and CTE Counselor
dnafarrate@nmusd.us           (949) 515-6554

Heather Gerber -  Grade 12 and Grade 9 (Last Name O-Z) Counselor        hgerber@nmusd.us
(949) 515-6557

Carrie Smith - Lyceum Counselor  carriesmith@nmusd.us
(949) 515-6545

Victoria Golden - Counseling Office Secretary  vvilla@nmusd.us
(949) 515-6504

Veronica Menendez - School Community Facilitator
vmenendez@nmusd.us 
(949) 515-6563

Jenn Sweet - ROP/Career Center
jsweet@nmusd.us
(949) 515-6509