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Counseling Department

Counseling

The objective underlying the Piner High School counseling program in the Santa Rosa High School District is to assist students, parents, teachers, and administrators in preparing students for graduation and ultimately for college or career choices.  The Counselors assist students to meet these challenges by:

  • Assisting in the students’ personal, academic and social development to prepare them for  choices for after high school
  • Provide information on colleges and vocational schools including, admissions, costs and programs of study.
  • Provide information on financial aid, admissions testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT)
  • and scholarships

Counselor Assignments

A - Gua              Ms. Eleane Becerra

Gue – Pol           Ms. Casey Carl

Pom - Z              Ms. Karol Ramirez

EL/Migrant        Mr. Geo Godoy

CCC                    Ms. Nicole Cancilla                         

 

Schedule Changes

Students are advised at the time of registration that their program should be carefully planned. Due to enrollment and other concerns, it is difficult to change a student's schedule. However, necessary changes need to be made occasionally and will be considered. Changes will be made utilizing the following procedure:

•   Schedule changes will be made for academic reasons only.

•   Counselors may make student program changes during the first three weeks of the first semester and the first two weeks of the second semester. Because of the confidential nature of parent/student/counseling relationships, some class changes may be made on counselor judgment.

•   A meeting with the student, parent, counselor, vice-principal and teacher of the class will be held to insure the change should take place.

•   The last date to change a class for credit is the end of the third week of the fall semester, and the second week of the spring semester. The student must have approval of the teacher and arrange to make up work missed.

•   The last date to drop a class without a "withdrawal F" (WF) on the student's record shall be the end of the sixth week of the semester.

•   A student who withdraws from a class after the third week of the fall semester or second week of the spring semester may not add another class except one such as teacher assistant or inside work experience. After the end of the sixth week, no class may be added.

•   Academic level changes in the same general subject or department may be made at any time with agreement by both teachers involved.

•   Other exceptions may be made only by the principal and/or his/her designee.  When making these exceptions, the principal or designee should make an attempt to communicate the rationale for those exceptions to the teachers of courses that are changed. This communication should take place for any exception made after the third week of the semester.

•   A physician and/or the school nurse may order a physical education medical excuse for a student which may result in class changes.

•   When a program change affects the students' preparation for college, the parent shall be so notifie