Welcome the Orange Glen High School Counseling Department.
Review our website for upcoming events and helpful information to support your student.
The mission of the Escondido Union High School District's Counseling Program is to ensure all students acquire the competencies (knowledge, attitudes, and skills) needed in academic, career, and personal/social development to:
- Realize their future
- Reach their full potential as productive human beings
- Be productive members of society
Sara Steadry (A-De) 760-291-5046
Freddy Delgado (Df-Gr and Newcomers) 760-291-5043
Tiffany Wilson (Gs-Mc) 760-291-5045
Melissa Allen (Md-Roc) 760-291-5044
Michelle Ferrer (Rod-Z) 760-291-5051
Ryan Chesire (AVID) 760-291-5085
Parents may make an appointment to see their student’s counselor by calling the Counseling Secretary, Nelitza Morales, at 760-291-5040. Students are encouraged to speak with their Counselor before school (7:30-7:45), during nutrition break, during student lunch, and after school until 3:15 pm. Students may also fill out a "See Your Counselor" form located in the Counseling Office to let their Counselor know they would like to speak with them.
Location: East End of the Administration Building Telephone: 760-291-5040. The counselors at OGHS provide comprehensive counseling services for all students and parents. Counselors deliver services in relation to students' academic, career, and personal/social needs. Counselors assist students/parents to develop and support educational plans and goals including awareness of various potential careers. As an integral part of the educational process, Counselors seek to help each student to develop positive attitudes and personal dignity, and to accept the responsibilities and challenges required in a changing and complex society.
Changes may ONLY be made within the first five (5) days of the semester. Changes after the first five (5) day period will only be made with the approval of an administrator. Any changes made after the first four (4) weeks of any semester will result in a Withdraw/Fail (W/F) and a W/F will be posted on the student's transcript.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Counselors are available to write letters of recommendation regarding college admission and scholarships. Please allow 15 days to pick up your letter from the counselor. Request forms for letters of recommendation are available in the Counseling Office.
Most classes cannot be taken for credit more than one time. Student's GPA will be recalculated using the student's higher grade. Make an appointment to see a counselor if you have any questions regarding repeating a class to improve your grade.
VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN
The following criteria are used to determine the Valedictorian and Salutatorian:
- Any student with an overall “weighted” cumulative grade-point average (excluding P.E.) in grades 9-12 that places him or her among the top ten (10) students in the graduating class will qualify to be included in the pool from which the valedictorian and salutatorian will be selected.
- The student who has taken the most rigorous academic program as defined in the accompanying administrative procedures shall be designated the valedictorian.
- The student with the second most rigorous program shall be designated the salutatorian.
Refer to EUHSD Board Policy for details regarding selection criteria for Valedictorian and Salutatorian.