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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:
Melissa Figge, a 39 year IUSD veteran and WHS Counselor retired on February 21. The Woodbridge High School Counseling Department is pleased to welcome a new counselor, Mr. Camera Kem, to the WHS Family.
Camera(Cam) Kem was born and raised in Southern California. He has a wife and two sons (4 years and 8 months old). Cam received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego and later received his graduate degree at nearby Chapman University. For the past five years he has been a school counselor in two of the largest high schools in North Carolina. Mr. Kem will begin at WHS on March 17th. In the interim (February 24-March 14), Natalie Greely will fulfill the role of Interim Counselor on behalf of Melissa Figge’s caseload (Imler-Marx). Mrs. Greely can be reached via e-mail or phone at NatalieGreely@iusd.org or 949-936-7804.
Did you miss the 9th grade parent workshop? The Power Point presentation from the workshop is available for you to view here or under the "parent resources" tab at the top of this page.
Review your transcripts for accuracy: Current transcripts updated with Fall 2013 semester grades are now available on My IUSD /Parent Portal. After logging into your My IUSD/Parent Portal account, go to the“Grades” pull down menu. “Transcript” is the last option in that menu.
Please be sure to check your transcript for accuracy as
well as to check your progress toward meeting district graduation requirements. Transcript information is available for you to review or print as you like.
Senior Reminders: Seniors met with their counselors during homeroom on February 12th. If you would like to review the information or download the handouts, you can access the materials by pulling down the options from the "Senior Information" link above.
Mid-year or 7th semester transcript requests: Seniors needing a 7th semester or mid-year transcript must complete a request form and deliver it to their counselor. Mid-year reports will be sent as soon as you submit the form so be sure to get those request forms in.
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.
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.
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.
Preparing for your SAT / ACT tests?
Did you know there is a free SAT and ACT review program available on Naviance Family Connection? From the main page on your Naviance home page look under "links" on the left hand side. Create an account and you're ready to access all the review materials including full length practice tests / vocabulary builder exercises and tutorials.
Check to see if a class is "UC approved" here: