Welcome to SHS Counseling
The Salinas High School Counseling Department encourages students and parents to use email as the form of communication instead of leaving a voicemail as some of our staff will be working from home. We are working on using calendly to book appointments. More information on how to book an appointment soon.
If your student is applying to a UC the counselors recommend to use this statement below in the additional comments area.
The Salinas Union High School District offers students 48 semester courses in 4 years. Of these, 4 are non A-G courses that are required for graduation. Therefore, the maximum number of A-G semesters a student may enroll in is 44.
Financial Aid help through Hartnell
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am- 6:00pm and Fridays 9:00 am- 4:00 pm just click on the link below
For spring 2020, students were held to a hold harmless policy which meant they could not earn a lower grade for spring semester than they had for quarter 3. For the class of 2021 and 2022, the graduation requirement of community service was waived due to COVID-19. Normally we offer a 6 period day but last school year the students had 3 classes in the fall and 3 in the spring. Pursuant to California Assembly Bill 104, our school district allowed Credit (CR) for students, if they completed the necessary paperwork, instead of a letter grade for the 2020-21 school year.
AP Info 2021-22
Hartnell Concurrent Enrollment Steps
The Salinas High School Counseling Department is dedicated to helping all students to develop personal, academic and career skills in a safe environment. School counselors will facilitate the support systems that assist students in attaining the knowledge and skills to be self-sufficient and contributing members of our global society.
- Guide individuals and groups of students in the monitoring and managing of their academic, personal/social and career goals, including post-secondary planning.
- Collaborate with faculty about academic, personal/social and career development activities.
- Coordinate parent participation in educational and support services.
- Use an effective referral process to help students, families and others to access special programs and community services.
- Conference with parents, faculty, administrators, and other individuals to enhance student achievement.
- Network and maintain up-to-date resources regarding post-secondary and career institutions.
Counselors serve students in grades 9-12 and students are assigned to a counselor’s caseload by the first letter of their last name as well as by student enrollment in specialized programs. Please feel free to email or call us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you!
SAT Fee Waiver information
If you are interested in taking the SAT, check out the Fee Brochure to see if you qualify to take the test at no cost.
831-796-7400 ext. 2921
Kristin McCullough (A-Ba) AVID
831-796-7400 ext. 2926
Leslie Bowling (Be-Co) FAST
831-796-7400 ext. 2922
Christina Peña-Macias (Cr-G)
831-796-7400 ext. 2927
Orlando Jauregui (H-Martin) GREEN
831-796-7400 ext. 2925
831-796-7400 ext. 2940
Elvia Guzman (P-R) ELD1-ELD2
831-796-7400 ext. 2923
Fabian Pacheco (S-Z)
831-796-7400 ext. 2924
Allan Schooley (ROP Counselor)