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Los Altos High School

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About Us

There are seven counselors at Los Altos High School.  All students meet with their counselors for individual pre-scheduled 30-minute appointments that parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.  Topics at these appointments include: progress towards graduation, course selection, review of 4-year plan, post secondary options, college entrance requirements, high school and college testing, summer opportunities, and any other questions that arise.  Counselors are also available to assist students when they are experiencing academic or personal difficulties or have further questions or concerns.  Students may stop by the Counseling Office outside of class time to speak with their counselor before school, during brunch and lunch, or after school.  Counselors are always glad to see students on a drop-in basis whenever available.  Parents may contact their student's counselor by phone or email, or they may make an appointment by calling the Counseling Secretary, at 650-960-8823.
Please refer to the Curriculum Handbook and the Los Altos High School website for course descriptions, graduation requirements, UC and CSU admission requirements, and information about special programs such as  AVID and Special Education.  Additional Curriculum Handbooks are available from Cariann Lee (650-960-8824) in the administration building.
In addition, students meet with counselors in group settings throughout the year.  Counselors visit classrooms such as 10th grade World Literature and senior English classes to help students with high school and post-high school planning.  A variety of presentations are also given in the Eagle Theatre during Advisory/Tutorial time throughout the year.  In collaboration with the College/Career Center and the administration, counselors present a number of evening programs each year, informing students and parents about the transition to high school, colleges, the application process, and financial aid.
The Los Altos High School Counseling Department strives to assist each student in choosing a challenging course of study, finding an appropriate college or university, targeting career opportunities, and having a rewarding experience at Los Altos High School.