Counseling


Counseling Services

ABOUT COUNSELING SERVICES

The goal of academic guidance is to support student academic success during their time at Archbishop Mitty High School.

Academic Guidance

These services include the following:

Assignment of Students to Counselors

Freshman students are assigned a counselor in August. Students and parents will receive a letter with their counselor name, phone number, and location of their office. The counselor will make an appointment in the fall to meet the incoming student. Should a student need assistance prior to receiving an appointment date with their counselor, the student should schedule an appointment with the Counseling Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Duquette, in the counseling center.

Making a Counseling Appointment

Students and parents can schedule an appointment with their counselor at any time. Students should schedule appointments during their off periods, unless it is an emergency.

Parent Communication

Counselors at AMHS provide extensive services to parents in academic, college guidance, and consultation regarding personal matters. Counselors respond to voicemail and e-mail messages within twenty-four hours. If an immediate response is needed, parents should contact the Counseling Administrative Assistant.

Personal Counseling

Within the comprehensive Counseling Program, AMHS provides personal counseling services to students. These services are offered when there is a need for a counselor to assist a student regarding important personal, social or developmental issues. Often personal counseling takes place at the request of the student and/or family regarding some immediate concern.  Personal counseling services include the following:

* Confidentiality is strictly adhered to between counselor and student. There are exceptions to this rule, in accordance with California state law, which governs mandated reporters. Breach of confidentiality includes reporting of child abuse and neglect, and danger to self and others.