The School Counselor's Role
The school counselors at Vista Murrieta High School are advocates who assist students in identifying and achieving academic, career, personal, social and emotional goals. Counselors promote and support the educational process by helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests and talents while planning for life after high school. Counselors interact not only with students, but also with parents, teachers, administrators, and outside agencies and organizations in order to provide the best educational environment and opportunities for all students.
The primary role of the school counselor is to:
- Advocate for students
- Monitor and support academic progress
- Support student’s social/emotional development
- Assist with college and career (post-high) planning.
- Provide crisis intervention and case management
- Collaborate with all school personnel to assess students' social/emotional obstacles to academic success.
- Develop/facilitate/coordinate prevention activities and intervention strategies.
At VMHS, counselors work with the same students for four years. The counselor caseload consists of students from all four graduation classes at a time; 9, 10, 11, and 12. This affords counselors the opportunity to develop individualized relationships with students to better meet their needs.
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Assistant Principal, Counseling
951-894-5750 x 6688
Secretary East Hall
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Supporting Mrs. Burow, Mrs. Osorio, Mrs. Padilla, Ms. Hill, Ms. Valenzuela
Secretary West Hall
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Supporting Mrs. Candaele, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Tyler
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A - K
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L - Z
College & Career Center
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