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Guidance Office

Upon entering Rancho Alamitos High School every student is assigned a guidance counselor who becomes the first source of help in planning courses and developing academic and career goals. All students have equal access to their counselor and all services they provide. Each counselor is pleased to become a friend as well as a consultant. Students remain with the same counselor during their time at Rancho Alamitos High School. Counselors at Rancho Alamitos High School are committed to providing a comprehensive guidance program. Each student and parent can expect guaranteed services as a result of the program design.
Counselors are assigned according to the student's last name.
  • Mrs. Guzman, Counselor (A – CL )
  • Ms. Gonzalez, Counselor (Co – G)
  • Mrs. Ferguson, Counselor (H – L)
  • Mr. Bui, Counselor (M – N)
  • Mrs. Santacruz, Counselor (O – R)
  • Ms. Bermudez, Counselor (S – Z)
Our Guidance Office staff is here to help you:
  • Mrs. Ortega, Registrar
  • Mrs. Gonzalez, Clerk
  • Mrs. Hatfield, Clerk
The three major areas are:
  • College & Career Readiness units for grades 9 through 12
  • Responsive services providing assistance with personal situations requiring individualized assistance
  • Individual and group educational and career planning
Students will receive:
  • High school course planning to meet college entrance requirements
  • Opportunities to meet with college representatives on the high school campus and at the District College Information Night
  • Testing Information (PSAT, ACT, SAT, AP, CAASPP)
  • Financial aid/scholarship information
  • Assistance with applications, scholarship and admission recommendations
  • College information appropriate to individual goals
  • Career Technical Education advisement and enrollment
  • Community college program information
  • Trade, technical and vocational school information
  • Military service information
Students and parents can also expect the following services:
  • Development of a personal academic plan
  • Pre-enrollment orientation to include the scheduling process and graduation requirements
  • Registration, scheduling, and program adjustments as needed
  • Test results interpretation
  • Parent conferencing, parent-teacher conference arrangements
  • Counseling assistance and community referral information for special needs
  • Transcripts and graduation status reports provided yearly