Monday thru Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: (619) 628-3820
Fax: (619) 628-3920
Montgomery High School Guidance personnel believe that our role as counselors is to promote the academic success of all students and encourage them to reach their highest potential. Throughout the school day, we engage in a variety of activities that help each student gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them, to set personal, educational, and career goals, and to make informed, thoughtful decisions. We believe that a partnership exists between parents/guardians and school personnel, and we strive to support our students by facilitating positive relationships with a focus on what is in the best interest of the student. In addition, we know that in order to be successful after high school, all individuals, regardless of career choice, will need to develop certain skills that will better ensure their productivity in today’s society.
Counseling services available at Montgomery High School include:
- Group presentations and individual guidance in completing a 4-Year Academic Plan in the 9th
- Individual counseling for social/emotional support.
- Group Counseling for social/emotional and academic support.
- Academic advising for selecting courses to best meet individual needs and graduation requirements.
- Promote college and career readiness for all students.
- Meet with parents and students to discuss academic progress and/or social/emotional concerns.
- Provide crisis counseling.
- Schedule and facilitate parent/teacher/student conferences.
- Guide students through analysis of PSAT results.
- Provide information about tutoring and test preparation courses.
- Notify of SAT/ACT testing and assistance in registration.
- Provide NCAA support and guidance for student athletes.
- Guide students to complete Financial Aid applications for college.
- Assist in selecting and completing college applications.
- Guide students throughout the college admissions process.
- Provide scholarship information and advise on the application process.
- Provide academic advising for credit recovery opportunities (summer school, APEX).
- Provide career interest surveys and goal-setting.
- Facilitate parent nights to support student success in high school, as well as college and career readiness.
- Organize and supervise 9th Grade Field Trip to SDSU (Compact for Success).
- Organize and supervise 10th Grade Field Trip to SDSU Library (Compact for Success).
- Organize and supervise Southwestern College Field Trip.
- Supervise the supplemental support from Outreach organizations (SDSU Talent Search, WAHUPA/Trio Program, and Southwestern College Academic Advisor)
- Assess appropriate supports for at-risk students through the Student Study Team (SST).
- Advocate for access to alternative education programs when appropriate.
- Refer student to appropriate academic school intervention programs.
- Refer students/families to medical and/or mental health services.
If you would like to speak with a school counselor or set up an appointment, please visit the Counseling Center before school, during nutrition break, during lunch, or after school.