Welcome to SHS Counseling

  • Welcome back! 

    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

    Covid-19 Statement 

    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 2022-23

    AP Google Classroom Code 2022-23

    AP Presentation 

    AP Presentacion Español 

    AP Contract

    AP Time Commitment Planning Guide

    Hartnell Concurrent Enrollment Steps 

     Concurrent Enrollment Steps

    Hartnell Summer/Fall 2022 Schedule

    Hartnell Dual Enrollment forms 2022

    AP vs Dual Enrollment info

    Our Mission

    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.

    Counselors' Roles

    • 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!


    Link to CSU website explaining the cancellation of standardized test scores.


    SAT Fee Waiver information 

    SAT Fee Waiver

    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. 

    Click here for SAT Brochure




If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.




    Fernanda Alonso

    Counseling Secretary
    831-796-7400 ext. 2921


    Kristin McCullough
    Kristin McCullough (A-Ba) AVID
    831-796-7400 ext. 2926



    Leslie Bowling
    Leslie Bowling
    (Be-Co) FAST
    831-796-7400 ext. 2922



     Ms. Pena
    Christina Peña-Macias (Cr-G)
    831-796-7400 ext. 2927


    Orlando Jauregui
    Orlando Jauregui (H-Martin) GREEN
    831-796-7400 ext. 2925


    Iliana Cardozo(Martinez-O) 
    831-796-7400 ext. 2940


    Ms. Guzman
    Elvia Guzman (P-R) ELD1-ELD2
    831-796-7400 ext. 2923


    831-796-7400 ext. 2924

    Allan Schooley
    Allan Schooley 
    (ROP Counselor) 
    831-796-7400 ext.