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Counselor Roles

There are approximately 2,600 students at Mira Costa. Each student works with one School Counselor throughout their four years at MCHS. The School Counselors provide holistic and proactive services which contribute to each student’s educational, vocational, and personal/social development. Students also have the opportunity to meet at least annually with the College and Career Center counselors. 

School Counselor's Role: 

  • Complete secondary and mid-year reports required for college applications
  • Write letters of recommendations for their students
  • Act as liaison between Mira Costa and colleges regarding student applications
  • Attend UC and CSU conferences annually to provide updated information to students
  • Provide individual scheduling and counseling for currently enrolled students
  • Provide individual scheduling for incoming freshmen at MBMS and Hermosa Valley
  • Develop four-year plans with every freshman and update with students as needed
  • Conduct quarterly grade/credit checks
  • Facilitate parent/teacher/student meetings and Students Study Teams (SST) as needed
  • Attend SARB (Student Attendance Review Boards) meetings
  • Provide personal crisis counseling, including referrals as needed to outside agencies
  • Provide vocational information and education
  • Participate in grade level parent meetings in Fall and Spring
  • Collaborate with special education case carriers
  • Collaborate with MBPD/School Resource Officer
  • Provide guidance on alternative methods to earn high school diploma and college requirements
  • Assist with 8th grade transition in to the high school
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    • All hold Masters Degrees and Counseling Credentials
    • Are trained in and provide personal crisis counseling including referrals to outside agencies regarding substance abuse, use and addiction, depression, suicide, child abuse, self mutilation, eating disorders, anger management, etc.