Student Services

Resources for Students & Parents
In the event of an emergency, call 911 or  
 San Diego County 24-hour crisis line 1-888-724-7240 

Student Services staff is available for confidential, individual and/or group support. 
See Mrs. Hatfield in Room D-18, call (858) 484-1180, ext. 3485, email at:  to schedule an appointment.

Counselors should be contacted for concerns regarding:
~ Emotional abuse
~ Physical abuse
~ Substance abuse
~ Depression
~ Suicide risk

Smoking Cessation Groups
These groups are for identified students who are motivated to quit smoking. A step by step process is utilized to help students experience success with smoking cessation. Any concerned individual may refer. Self-referrals are also welcome. Contact Sheila Hatfield in Student Services, 858-484-1180 Ext.3485.
  • On-line guides and Instant Messaging Help   
  • Sign up for free and have a whole community of people to support you while you quit.  Don't Quit Alone!
  • Mobile Apps:  NCI Quit Pal 
    Text:  QUIT to iquit (47848) 
  • Help Lines:
    Live Help 1-877-44U-QUIT
    ALA Lung Helpline 1-844-ALA-LUNG
    CA Smokers Helpline 1-800-NOBUTTS
Decision Making Class
This class is for referred at-risk students. Students will learn responsible decision making processes. Contact Sheila Hatfield in Student Services, 858-484-1180 Ext.3485.

General Support Groups
Identified students will meet once a week to exchange mutual support, often focusing on a shared area of difficulty. Parents, students, or staff members are welcome to request placement in a support group. Contact Sheila Hatfield at 858-484-1180 x3485 or your Counselor.

More Resource Links
  • Resources and education related to marijuana use and how it affects the young mind and body. 
  • Alcoholics Anonymous:     This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. There are young people groups for teens to attend. 
  • Narcotics Anonymous:   Narcotics Anonymous can help you find the freedom to live your life without the use of drugs. Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. 
  • Al-Anon & Alateen:    To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Similarly, Alateen is the recovery program for young people. 
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Application 
  • Youth In Transition
  • Safe and Caring Connections
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