Academic Counseling


How does a student see an Academic Counselor?  |  Why do parents contact the Academic Counselor?  |  Academic Counselors help students by...  |  How to get in touch with an Academic Counselor...

How does a student see an Academic Counselor?Go To Top of Page

  • Self-referral
  • Counselor request
  • Parent request
  • Administrative, teacher, or other staff referral
  • Peer referral

Why do parents contact the Academic Counselor?Go To Top of Page

  • Concerns over student academic achievement
  • Family health problems
  • New school orientation
  • Test interpretation
  • Discussion of special needs of student
  • Early discussion of potential crisis
  • Family difficulties or concerns that affect school performance
  • Social and/or emotional concerns about student
  • 504 documents
  • SST process

Academic Counselors help students by...Go To Top of Page

  • Promoting positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers, and community
  • Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities
  • Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills, such as healthy decision making, resolving conflicts, and respecting others
  • Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers to learning
  • Support students by teaching skills for achieving academic success
  • Helping students to recognize and make the best of their abilities
  • Counseling students individually and in groups on academic related topics
  • Helping them prepare for high school and continued education

How to get in touch with an Academic Counselor...Go To Top of Page

Oscar Lamas Kylie Gomez
Last Name A-L Last Name M-Z
olamas@busd.net kgomez1@busd.net
(408) 923-1945 ext. 4522 (408) 923-1945 ext. 1788