Counseling Department

 

Welcome to Santa Rosa High School, the oldest and largest comprehensive high school in Santa Rosa!  Our student population is approximately 1900 students.  SRHS is steeped with school spirit and traditions (SRHS is the 9th oldest high school in CA).  Since our campus is large, every student can find something that is of interest to them.  SRHS has a unique demographic that few other public schools have in the county, over half of the SRHS population came from somewhere other than our feeder middle school.  What this means to a student is, cliques are less pervasive and there is a beauty and appreciation for the eclectic mixes of student experiences, cultures, sexual orientation, gender identification, religions, socio-economic status, and attitudes.  This is why our motto is, “Once a Panther, always a Panther.”

SRHS Counseling Office is located in the main building and can be found by going through the historicaal front doors off of the horseshoe drive way.   Turn right after going through the front doors and the Counseling Office is the first door on the right.  The Counseling Office hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (M - F).  The office is closed on school holidays and the month of July.

WELCOME to the SRHS 2021-2022 school year:

This year all SRCS (Santa Rosa City Schools) K-12 schools migrated from Illuminate to AERIES, the SRCS new Student Information System (SIS).  Due to the size of our district, this conversion was ongoing throughout the summer with portions of it completed Friday, August 6, 2021.   The conversion is a work in progress for the next few months.  Moving forward please use AERIES for schedules or anything else.

If students do not have access to the AERIES portal, assistance with login information for AERIES can be answered by the Counseling Office staff.

Schedule changes are only allowed through Friday, September 3, 2021, for the Fall semester and January 14, 2022, for the Spring semester excluding Office Assistants, Classroom Peer Tutors, SRJC classes, or a level change.

Office Assistants (OA)

Office Assistants ONLY  (Teacher Assistant (TA) positions are no longer an option) 

  • Print and complete the Office Assistant (OA) Application.
  • Turn in the completed application to the Main Office.  
  • An interview with office staff is required to become an assistant in the Main Office, Attendance Office, or Counseling Office.  
  • Must be an 11th or 12th grader and be on track to graduate.  
  • Grading for an OA is Pass / Fail (not a letter grade).  
  • Students will receive a printout of their new schedule from their Counselor if approved for an OA position.

Classroom Peer Tutors

Qualifications

  • Must be an 11th or 12th grader and on track to graduate.
  • Must have previously completed the course providing tutoring for and earned a grade of a B or higher. 

If the above qualifications are met, print the Peer Tutor Application, complete and submit.  This document must be completed by the student, parent, and teacher, and submitted to the Main Office.  The class is not to be attended until the student receives a printout of the new schedule from their School Counselor. 

SRJC Fall Enrollment 

If you are enrolled in a course at SRJC for the Fall 2021 semester you must send a screenshot of the course to your School Counselor if you are requesting a change in your SRHS course schedule.  Also complete the Class Change Form using the link below.   

SRHS Class Change Form 2021-2022 

SRJC Course Completion

If you completed an SRJC course that affects your class schedule this semester, you must request an official transcript be sent electronically to the SRHS Registrar, Amanda Stephens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or your School Counselor before any changes will occur to your SRHS class schedule.  You will also need to complete the forms using the links below.

SRHS Class Change Form 2021-2022

Off-Campus Permission Form

Free Periods

Qualifications

  • Must be a SENIOR.
  • Must have earned 180 credits at the end of Junior year.
  • Parent / guardian must approve and send an email to the student’s counselor.

If the student meets the above qualifications review the Free Period Information document. Complete and submit the Free Period form.

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School Counselor Availability 

School Counselors and the College Career Counselor are available for drop-in and scheduled appointments before school, during breaks, and after school. We recommended students meet with their School Counselor when they are not scheduled to attend a class. To schedule an appointment use your Counselor's appointment link below. At this time, only phone and zoom appointments are available. The School-Based Therapist meets with students on a referral basis only.

School Counselor Caseload

Students are assigned to a specific School Counselor based on the first letter of their last name. Many students are supported by the same School Counselor all four years of high school.  There are approximately 350 - 400 students on the School Counselor's caseload. 

Supporting and Empowering

School Counselors are generalists with a wide breadth of experience, training, and education.  They support students with ALL aspects of high school:  academic, social, emotional, college, career, mental health, and wellness.  The School Counselor’s role at SRHS is to provide services for and with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to promote maximum student success.  School Counselors may refer students to the School Based Therapist (SBT) or community resources to assist the student with in-depth social emotional and/or mental health needs.

School Counselors are members of the American School Counselor Association.

 

Counseling Department Staff


 

Brittany Gibbs

Counseling Secretary

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    707-890-3850 x52124            fax: (707) 528-1902

Brittany will be assisting families with our new student/parent portal as soon as the system is complete, direct phone calls to the counselors, update contact information for parents and students, answer general questions, direct families to tutoring resources on campus, notify staff of active restraining orders/ changes in custody, and help parents liaison with teachers. If she can’t help you, she will put you in contact with someone who can.

 

 

Amanda Stephens

Registrar

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  707-890-3850 x 4            fax: (707) 528-1902    Transcripts Form