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 historical front doors off of the horseshoe driveway.   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 2022-2023 school year:

This year all SRCS (Santa Rosa City Schools) K-12 schools use AERIES, the SRCS Student Information System (SIS).  Aeries can be used to view student grades, attendance, demographic information and more. Both students and parents can set up a portal. If students or parents do not have access to the AERIES portal, assistance with login information for AERIES can be answered by the Counseling Office staff.

SRHS Counselors will work with students in grades 9-11 between January-March to schedule their classes for the next school year. We know it may feel very early, but we are confident that we will have all of our students appropriately scheduled for the next school year if we start the process then. Your student will get information about selecting their classes for next year and when they will meet 1:1 with their counselor to finalize their schedule. We ask that our Panther families work with their students to review the information brought home and help their students prepare for their 1:1 meeting with their counselor. Working together, we make things happen!

 

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 Enrollment 

SRJC classes are available to our students. You can qualify for an "out period" per each class(up to 2) enrolled in at the JC. You must meet with your Counselor first to get approval for the course. If you plan to enroll in a course at SRJC for the Spring 2023 semester you must send a screenshot of the course to your School Counselor once you are registered if you are requesting a change in your SRHS course schedule or want to keep your current SRJC out period active.

SRJC Course Completion

If you completed an SRJC course that affects your class schedule this semester,your transcript will reflect this information. For questions contact our SRHS Registrar, Amanda Stephens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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 that will become available in the Counseling office in the late Spring. 

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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 please e-mail your Counselor.  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. Please see the Counselors tab to find information on your Counselor. 

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


Amanda and Brittany are the first point of contact for students dropping in to see their Counselors and will help you sign in, get support during a crisis, or let you know what to do if your Counselor is unavailable

 

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 assists families with student parent Aeries portal access, student registration, directs phone calls to the counselors, updates contact information for parents and students, answers general questions, notifies staff of active restraining orders/ changes in custody, and helps 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

Amanda is our rockstar registar! She helps with all things transcripts and can answer any questions regarding them or direct you to the right place if she can't.