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Meet the Counseling Department in the Tigers Den!

Counseling Department Update:
As we say goodbye to Mrs. Vargas, we welcome two new counselors to our SJHS team: Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Navia! Mrs. Navia is taking over the caseload of Mrs. Vargas. 
Counselors from left to right: Mr. Carmona, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Vargas, Mrs. Gardner

SJHS School Counseling Mission/Vision:


Mission Statement

San Jacinto High School is committed to ensuring that all students receive equitable access to the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to achieve academic excellence, college/career readiness, personal growth and social responsibility to become contributing members of their world community.


Vision Statement

What do we provide: development of self-advocacy, effective communication skills, critical thinking skills, support in achieving and coming up with a post-secondary plan, see potential in all students, each student will find their life passion, what problem do they want to solve as adults.


How to contact a Counselor: 
Ms. Jessica Meraz, the Counseling Clerk, is your first point of contact to speak to any Counselor. She is located in the front of the Tiger's Den/Counseling Center. You can come in and speak to her directly, email her at  jmeraz@sanjacinto.k12.ca.us, or call her at (951) 654-7374 extension 2216. If there is something that she cannot assist you further with, she will direct you to the appropriate Counselor. If you have anything that you would like to speak to a Counselor about directly, you can contact the Counselors by doing one of the following:
1) Speak to the Counselor of the Day (COD): Everyday one of the Counselors is the designated COD. This Counselor is available in the Tiger's Den/Counseling Office before school, during lunch, and after school.  
2) Email or call your/the assigned Counselor directly. Please see the Counselor Contact Information page below to obtain phone numbers and email addresses. You can also speak to Ms. Jessica Meraz, the Counseling Clerk, to help you figure out which Counselor to contact.
As a Counseling Department we follow the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) National Model in order to implement our Counseling Program.