Ramon C. Cortines School Code (CEEB/ACT): 054376
Use this code as needed on SAT, ACT, and college application paperwork.
Our mission is to facilitate each student’s personal/social, academic and career development through the counselors’ delivery of guidance and counseling activities in conjunction with a collaborative effort between the home, school and community. The ultimate objective is to diminish the student’s deficits and strengthen their unique capabilities to enable them to participate in a global society as responsible citizens. This will be done in part by: helping students identify their interests and abilities, enhancing student’s productivity, fostering independence and dependability, increasing self-expression, furthering appropriate decision-making, and expanding conflict-resolution skills.
Philosophy and Belief
- As professional school counselors we believe:
- All students can learn and should be given the opportunity to do so.
- All students have dignity and worth and have a right to a safe, mutually respectful, healthy and orderly learning environment.
- Learning involves the education of the whole person and is a continuous lifelong process.
- All students have the right to participate in the school counseling program.
- Learning requires the active participation, mutual respect and Individual accountability of students, teachers, staff, parents, and community members.
- Diversity is to be respected and appreciated as we foster unity among our students, faculty, staff and community.
The school counseling program will:
- Be student-centered. The program will be based on specified goals and developmental student competencies for all students.
- Include education that extends beyond the classroom environment and allows students to develop lifelong skills that can assist them in the pursuit of their life goals.
- Consider student’s ethnicity, culture, race, sexual orientation, and special needs when planning and implementing the school counseling program.
- Be data-driven. Data will be used in assessing the needs and effectiveness of the school counseling program and will drive future program development and evaluation.
|Alfaro, Christine||Counselor, Visual Arts Academy|
|Cartagena, Sue||Counselor, Dance Academy|
|Herrera, Brenda||College Counselor|
|Landeros, Yvett||Assistant Principal, Visual Arts Academy & School Counseling Services|
|Miranda, Salvador||Counselor, Music Academy|
|Ocheita, Carmen||Counselor, Theater Arts Academy|
|Rodriguez, Marco||Pupil Services and Attendance (PSA)|
|Travnitz, Laura||Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW)|