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UHS Counseling Department MIssion Statement

The counselors of Upland High School will provide a safe environment for students to successfully complete high school and assist them in reaching their post-secondary, career and educational goals, while encouraging them to build healthy relationships with peers, parents and staff.

Counselors 2019-2020

Counselor Caseloads for 2019-2020

Class of 2020 Seniors

Contact Janell Aven  Janell Aven (909) 949-7880 ex: 346 12th Grade (A-K) Counselor
Contact Patti Coulter  Patti Coulter (909) 949-7880 ex: 345 12th Grade (L-Z) Counselor

Class of 2021 Juniors

Contact Claudia Cantu  Claudia Cantu (909) 949-7880 ex: 312 11th Grade (A-Loo) Counselor
Contact Bridget Santoyo  Bridget Santoyo (909) 949-7880 ex: 382 11th Grade (Lop-Z) Counselor

Class of 2022 Sophomores

Contact Art McCain  Art McCain (909) 949-7880 ex: 315 10th Grade (A-Lef) Counselor
Contact Ruben Montero  Ruben Montero (909) 949-7880 ex: 318 10th Grade (Leg-Z) Counselor

Class of 2023 Freshmen

Contact Monica Gullo  Monica Gullo (909) 949-7880 ex: 314 9th Grade (A-Lep) Counselor
Contact Marnie Simmons  Marnie Simmons (909) 949-7880 ex: 313 9th Grade (Leq-Z) Counselor

2019-2020 Counseling Calendar

1st Semester

August 28th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .First Day of School

August 30th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Sunrise

September 2nd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Day/No School

September 11th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Last Day to Change an Elective

September 12th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back to School Night                     

September 13th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Panoramic Picture/Minimum Day

September 13th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshman Fun Night

September 16th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Night School Session Starts

September 19th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Freshmen/Sophomore and Junior/Senior Parent Night

October 1st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Class of 2020 Counselor Letter of Recommendation Packet DUE

September 30th-October 4th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homecoming Week

October 3rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .College Night

October 4th . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rally

October 5th . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homecoming Dance

October 16th Special Bell Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .College Day and PSAT Exam

October 17th . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Great California Shakeout

October 21st - October 31st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Midterm Study Weeks

October 31st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . End of 1st Quarter

November 1st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School - Teacher In-Service Day

November 7th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Aid Night

November 11th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School - Veterans Day

November 14th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FAFSA Workshop Night

November 25th - November 29th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thanksgiving Break

December 5th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Science Fair

December 6th . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rally

December 9th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winter Night School Session Starts

December 12 - December 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elizabethan Dinner

December 23rd, 2019 - January 3rd, 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winter Break

January 9th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FAFSA Workshop Night

January 13th - January 24th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Final Exams Study Weeks

January 20th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 22nd  - January 24th . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Final Exams/Finals Schedule

January 24th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End of First Semester

2nd Semester 

January 27th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No School - Teacher In-Service Day

January 28th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .First day of Second Semester

February 1st . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Ball

February 5th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Signing Day

February 11th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Highlander Day

February 11th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Day to Change an Elective

February 12th . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HEF Awards

February 10th and 17th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School - President's Day (two Mondays off)

February 21st  . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASVAB

February 21st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Freshmen Ice Cream Celebration

March 2nd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FAFSA Completion Day

March 9th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Spring Night School Session Starts

March 19th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Powder Puff

March 20th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rally/Sadies Dance

March 26th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASB Election Assemblies

March 23rd - April 3rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midterm Study Weeks

April 3rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End of 3rd Quarter

April 6th - April 10th . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Break

April 16th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Class Officer Election Assemblies

April 20th - April 24th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Testing English and Science, Block Schedule

May 1st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . College Signing Day

May 6th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Career Day

May 16th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prom

May 4th - May 15th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AP Exams

May 18th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HEF Showcase

May 18th - May 22nd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Testing Math, Block Schedule

May 20th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Rally

May 25th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School - Memorial Day

May 28th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Psychology Fair

May 29th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Walk

June 1st - June 12th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Final Exam Study Weeks

June 4th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Awards

June 9th - June 11th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Final Exams/Finals Schedule

June 11th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graduation

June 12th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Day of School

Counseling Guaranteed Services

As a counseling team, our goal is to teach, support and inspire students to pursue their academic, career, personal and social goals.  We recognize each student as an individual with unique qualities and talents.  Our commitment is to prepare all students to be life-long learners who are able to adapt to a changing world.

Students are welcome to stop by the Counseling Office without an appointment before school, lunch and after school with any questions they may have (Do not come during class time as we do not want you to miss instructional time). Counselors are generally not available after school on Wednesdays as that is our staff collaboration/meeting time.

Parents can call to set up an appointment to meet with a counselor by contacting the appropriate counseling secretary. Counselors are also readily accessible via email and phone. Counselors will also individually meet with parents and their students starting the first semester of every school year.

Our goal is to help every student acquire the skills needed for college or other post-high-school opportunities.  We offer the following support and advisement:

  • Annual 4-year plan meetings with students and parents to establish academic and career goals.

  • Attend IEP (special education), ADA 504, and SST (Student Study Team) meetings providing consultation and advisement.

  • Meet with students in crisis and provide information for appropriate professional personal/social counseling services.

  • Provide group orientations at each grade level to ensure students have the most up to date information in order to make the best academic, career, and personal choices.

  • Introduce various colleges by scheduling individual visits by college admissions representatives to talk with students (Career Center).

  • Host workshops and guest speakers to share expertise on the college admissions process and financial aid options.

  • Prepare school materials (transcripts, recommendations and the school profile) on behalf of students to universities and colleges for admissions and scholarship purposes.