Counseling

Contact Us:
Last Names A-G: Katy Chamberlin - kchamberlin@puhsd.k12.ca.us 
 Last Names H-M: Dave Ward - dward@puhsd.k12.ca.us
Last Names N-Z: Karen Garcia - kgarcia@puhsd.k12.ca.us 
Counseling Secretary: Vanessa Robles - vrobles@puhsd.k12.ca.us
College & Career Specialist: Theresa Pearson - tpearson@puhsd.k12.ca.us
Mental Health Specialist: Jen Dixon - jwarddixon@puhsd.k12.ca.us
Registrar: Willi Bailey - wbailey@puhsd.k12.ca.us
Counseling News - August 2019


Scheduled College Rep Visits

Meet representatives from these colleges to find out what opportunities and programs they have to offer. The representatives that visit our campus are often the same people reviewing students applications for admission. Sign up with Mrs. Pearson in the Counseling office or

email tpearson@puhsd.k12.ca.us to get your name on the list!


Tuesday, September 10th @ 8:30am - University of California, San Diego 

Wednesday, September 11th @ 10am - Grand Canyon University

Wednesday, September 18th @ 8:30am - University of the Pacific

Thursday, September 19th @ 10am - Pacific University

Thursday, September 19th @ 11:30am - Carroll College Montana

Friday, September 20th @ 10am - Willamette University

Tuesday, September 24th @ 8:30am - Colorado Mesa University

Tuesday, September 24th @ 1:30pm - Seton Hall University

Wednesday, September 25th @ 8:30am - Biola University

Wednesday, September 25th @ 10am - Seattle University

Wednesday, September 25th @ 1:30pm - Boise State University

Monday, September 30th @ 10am - California State University, Chico

Tuesday, October 1st @ 8:30am - Southern Oregon University

Tuesday, October 1st @ 1:30pm - Dominican University of California

Tuesday, October 8th @ 8:30am - Washington State University

Thursday, October 24th @ 10am - Oregon State University

Tuesday, November 5th @ 10am - Fashion Institute of Merchandising & Design

Tuesday, November 12th @ 11:30am - University of California Santa Cruz


New courses offered for the 2019-2020 school year
On the Placer campus...Dual Credit through Sierra College:
Kinesiology: Physiology of Fitness (KIN 0083) -- Spring 1st period
Career Exploration: Career Planning (PDEV 0006) -- Spring 4th period (M&W only)
Spanish 4: Intermediate Spanish 1-Level 1 (SPAN 0003) -- Spring 2nd period
Basic Wildland Firefighting:  (Fire 50) -- Spring 2nd or 3rd (2 days/week)

Online Classes through Maidu:
Biology: A Human Perspective (BIOL 56) -- Spring
Spanish 4: Intermediate Spanish 1-Level 1 (SPAN 0003) -- Spring
AP Environmental Science -- Spring


SPRING Class Schedule Change Requests

Class changes may be made in the counseling office after Nov.1st:


a) Students who have failed a core class and need to repeat the class

b) If "call counselor" appears on the students schedule

c) Adding one of new courses listed above

d) add TA or Peer Teacher (11-12th) or Unscheduled (12th)


***Students are encouraged to email their counselor for simple schedule changes***


Sierra College Enrollment Applications and/or Academic Enrichment
Sierra College Application Workshops are Monday mornings during 2nd and 3rd block in the Career Center. Stop by or sign up with Mrs. Pearson in the counseling office. Seniors can actually submit their applications for Summer/Fall. Juniors can use this opportunity to apply for Academic Enrichment. Sophomores will become eligible to take academic enrichment classes the summer following their sophomore year. Academic Enrichment classes are free at Sierra College, students are only responsible for paying for books and any misc. fees. Bring your chromebook and social security number to complete the application.



Upcoming School Events:

August 24th: SAT at Placer (See SAT link for future dates)

September 3rd-6th: Seniors w/Counselors for College/Career Planning

September 14th: ACT (See ACT link for future dates)

September 17th-20th: Juniors with Counselors for College/Career Planning

September 21st: Sierra College Preview Day

October 1st: FAFSA/Dream Act application workshop in the Library at Placer for Seniors and                       their families

October 2nd: College Fair @ Whitney High School 5pm-8pm

October 4th: CTE Fair @ Sierra College (See Mrs. Pearson in the Counseling Office to sign up)


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Karen Garcia,
Sep 6, 2018, 12:09 PM
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