Ashley McGee: Ext: 2205
Office Number: (858) 748-5900
FAX: (858) 679-1739

Abraxas Counseling

Office Number: (858) 748-5900; FAX: (858) 679-1739; Ashley McGee: Ext: 2205

Abraxas Counseling Department supports teaching and learning by assuring that all students achieve academic success and develop life skills through the acquisition of academic, career, and personal/social competencies, which will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world.
The Counseling Department provides comprehensive school counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention activities through Success Orientation, Success Class, classroom guidance lessons (Reconnection Youth Program), intentional guidance groups, individual counseling, and collaboration with outside community resources. The department also assist students in ensuring they meet high school graduation requirements. Counselors are certified in Crisis Response through completion of the Crisis Response Training program provided by PUSD Student Support Services.

Academic Development

Standard A: Guide students in the development of acquiring the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
Standard B: Prepare students to complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial postsecondary options, including college.
Standard C: Prepare students to understand the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.

Career Development

Standard A:  Guide students to acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
Standard B:  Guide students to employ strategies to achieve future career success and satisfaction.
Standard C:  Guide students in understanding the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.

Personal/Social Development

Standard A:  Guide students to acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
Standard B:  Guide students to make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
Standard C:  Guide students to understanding safety and survival skills.
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