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What We Do

School Counselors help students by . . .

  • Promote and impart skills for success as outlined in the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Model in academic, personal/social, and career domains
  • Promote positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers and community
  • Work collaboratively with students, parents and teachers to identify and remove barriers to learning
  • Help students to recognize and make the best of their abilities
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Provide support during personal crisis

Also provided are:

  • Student Success Teams (SSTs) Meetings
  • Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Drop-in and individual tutoring from CSF students
  • Consultation for teachers and parents
  • Access to a multitude of college information via the VICCI Center

Counselors are the heart of the school. . .

  • Promoting academic achievement for ALL students

  • Helping create a safe and positive school environment where students can learn

  • Working with students on attendance issues

  • Coordinating referrals to the campus Wellness Center or outside agencies

  • Developing community partnerships to enhance student career awareness

  • Helping students learn anger management, conflict resolution, and mediation skills

  • Helping parents, teachers, administrators in learning how to meet the needs of all students


The Counselors at Lowell High School are trained and certified to explore issues concerning topics such as:

Academic: organizational skills, test taking strategies, time management, and adjustment from middle school.

Personal/Social:  self-esteem, grief and loss, peer pressure, test anxiety, conflict resolution, bullying, body image, depression, anger, relationships, drugs and alcohol, sexual identity, etc.

Family:  divorce, arguing, financial problems, separation, sibling conflicts, loss of family members, abuse, and other specific family situations, etc.

Career: interests, hobbies, strengths, weaknesses, aspirations, college applications, financial aid, volunteer opportunities, interview skills and resume writing, etc.


School Counselors can help in many situations…

“My parents are getting a divorce.  I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

“I’m new here and I’m having trouble making friends.”

“I have a lot of difficulty dealing with my stepchild.”

“Angela scores high on standardized tests but hardly makes passing grades in school.”

“Karen often tells me she doesn’t have homework, but I found out she isn’t doing it.”

“I need some ideas for helping students to get along with each other.”

“My friend hasn’t been himself lately.  He seems to preoccupied with something.”

“I have a bad temper and need to learn how to control it.”

“My child has been absent from school an awful lot this year.”

“My parent gets so angry when he’s been drinking."

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How and Why Do Parents Contact their Child's Counselor?


  • Concerns over student achievement
  • Family health problems
  • New school registration and orientation
  • Test interpretation
  • Discussing special needs of their child
  • Early discussion of potential crises
  • Family difficulties or concerns

Parents can call the school directly to set an appointment with the counselor or email their the counselor directly.

Phone: 415-759-2730

Fax: 415-759-2742


How Does a Student See a Counselor?



Self-referral

  • Request of a counselor
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative referral
  • Teacher or other staff referral
  • Referral by friend(s)