COUNSELING

OUR PROGRAM

The mission of the UHS Comprehensive School Guidance and Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental, counseling program that addresses the academic, career, college and personal/social development of all students. The school counselors at UHS are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents and the community, school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure that all students at University High School are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.

Mrs. Fernandez
A - K

rociof@mail.fresnostate.edu

Mrs. Bird
L - Z

gbird@mail.fresnostate.edu

PEER MENTORS

The transition to high school or a new school, in general, can be a major event in the life of a young person. University High school’s peer mentor program welcomes incoming freshman and new students by helping them feel comfortable throughout their first year at University High school. UHS Peer Mentors consist of Junior and Senior students that are trained to be leaders, motivators, and teachers who guide freshman and new students to discover what it takes to have a successful high school experience at UHS.

The UHS peer mentor program begins by assisting with the freshman and new student orientation day. Peer mentors immediately begin developing relationships with these students and help them become acclimated to the campus and excited to attend UHS. After orientation day peer mentors will continue throughout the year to provide both academic and social follow-up activities.

The goal of the UHS peer mentor program is to build peer relationships, create a positive culture and climate at our school, and a solid foundation for student success.