CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO WOODBRIDGE HIGH MAIN PAGE
Welcome to the Woodbridge High School Counseling Department website. Our mission is to provide educational, personal, and career guidance for all students. We strive to develop effective programs and strategies to meet the many needs of the adolescent student. Woodbridge High counselors focus on fostering a sense of social and academic empowerment, career development awareness, and responsible decision making in our students. We look forward to working with you.
News from the Counseling Department:
Are you planning to enter Woodbridge High School next Fall from a private school or out of district school? Please refer to the Enrollment Information and Enrollment Steps documents now posted under the "Counseling Department" tab at the top of the page.
Seniors who are considering attending Irvine Valley College for the 2014-15 school year: Fast Friday is a new "one stop" program that allows high school seniors to complete assessment and advisement in one day! Parent orientation, tours, financial aid information and lunch are also included. Click here for more information and to register.
IVC High School Student-Parent Transfer Night is an opportunity for IVC bound Seniors and their parents to hear about how to be a successful transfer student. The evening presentation will take place in the IVC Performing Arts Center on April 15th beginning with a college fair at 5:00 followed by a presentation from 6-8pm. Click here for more information.
Over 200 community college bound seniors and juniors recently attended a two-part workshop on April 1 and 2nd with Caryn Sussman, a transfer center counselor from IVC. Important information about how to succeed at IVC, creating a plan for transfer and guaranteed transfer programs to many UC and CSU campuses was covered. If you were unable to attend, or attended but would like to review the information, you can access Mrs. Sussman's presentation here or under the "Senior Information" tab above.
Community college honors program information will be presented at a workshop on April 8 in the Theatre during tutorial. Find out how honors classes can benefit you when you transfer and how to apply. Also, a new accelerated program for OCC students planning to enter the medical field after transfer will be discussed at the same workshop. Click here for more information.
Seniors: If you have earned a scholarship, unrelated to financial need, WHS would like to recognize your accomplishments at our senior awards breakfast. Please complete this form and return it to Mrs. Hodes in the Counseling Office by May 16th.
Important Senior Graduation Information: is now posted under the "Senior Information" link at the top of this page.
Career Lunch: The next career lunch will take place on Wednesday, April 23rd. The speaker, Jaime Knollmiller, will be talking about a career in architecture. Click here for more information.
Freshmen: Would you like to review the presentation the WHS Counselors just presented in your English class? Click here. Be sure to see your counselor if you have any questions.
Counseling Department Information
The Woodbridge High School Counseling Department is located in H102. The WHS registrar, ROP, Project Success and College and Career Center are also located in the Counseling office.
Woodbridge students are assigned to their counselor alphabetically by last name. Counselors are available to assist with academic planning and guidance, college and career planning, and personal / social counseling and referral.
Click here to see your assigned counselor's contact information and office hours.
THE COUNSELING OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK THE WEEK OF APRIL 14. COUNSELORS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING THIS TIME.
AP/ Honors Night: If you were unable to attend the AP Night on April 9th, please review the presentation which is now posted under the "Parent Resources" tab at the top of this page.
Were you unable to attend the 11th grade Parent Workshop?: The Power Point presentations from the workshop and its break out sessions, with information about UC and equivalent university options, Cal State and equivalent college options, and California Community Colleges are available for you to review under the "Parent Resources" tab above.
Counselors are looking forward to working with 11th grade students through their US History classes over the next few weeks to deliver similar information and to help WHS juniors make a post high school plan.
Looking ahead to summer? Many colleges and universities across the United States offer summer enrichment programs for high school students. Summer enrichment is a great way to take a class (sometimes for college credit) not offered at Woodbridge, visit or stay at a college campus you may be considering, or just to meet new people and have some fun. For more information about summer opportunities, select the Summer Enrichment link under the Programs tab above or see your counselor.
IUSD Summer School Information is now available on the main WHS website. Click on the "Academics" tab to access the Summer School 2014 Catalog.
Check to see if a class is "UC approved" here: