Counseling Department - Reader Friendly Version

Role of SFUSD School Counselor

  • Academic Planning
  • Organizational, study and test taking skills
  • Academic support interventions
  • Transition planning
  • Post-secondary planning and the college application process
  • Career planning
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision making and conflict resolution
  • Multi-cultural/diversity awareness
  • Crisis Intervention

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to support all students in recognizing their potential by providing a comprehensive school counseling program which includes academic, career/postsecondary and social emotional services. With an anti-racist lens, we strive to deliver equitable, personalized interventions based on students’ individual strengths and needs. In collaboration with community stakeholders, we help to create a safe, respectful, and responsible school climate, in which diversity and inclusion are paramount. 

The vision of Mission High School Counseling Department is that all students graduate as self-sufficient, self-advocating, productive members of our 21st century society, who are engaged in their communities, and are critical and analytical thinkers who value diversity.

How Comprehensive School Counseling Programs Are Delivered…

Responsive Services

  • Wellness Referrals
  • SST Meetings
  • Progress reports
  • Conflict Mediation

Individual Student Planning

  • Transcript Reviews
  • Post-Secondary Exploration
  • Credit Recovery
  • Summer Programs

Systems Support

  • After School Program
  • ASAP
  • College Center
  • CCSF Partnership
  • Job/Internship Assistance

Curriculum

  • In-class counselor presentations twice a year
  • Topics include: Academics, Personal/Social, College and Career
  • Family workshops provided at evening events

How Students Can See the School Counselor

  • Self-referral
  • Request of a counselor 
  • Parent referral 
  • Administrative referral
  • Teacher or other staff referral  
  • Referral by friend(s)