NORDHOFF HIGH SCHOOL

Counseling Department

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We Can Help With

  • Academics

Counselors help students and families by monitoring academic progress at each semester and helping to create 4-year plans for students.

  • College and Career

Counselors work with students through the College + Career Ready curriculum presented in their Social Studies and English classes each year to plan their lives after high school.

  • Personal and Social

Counselors can provide short-term and crisis counseling for students dealing with a variety of issues. Referrals are provided to families who require additional professional support.

Are you or a friend feeling:

Anxious? Sad? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Angry?

Counselors are here to help.

Stop by the counseling office to speak with your counselor. In an emergency or crisis, the Counseling Secretary can help locate your counselor or another counselor for support. For non-emergencies, students can fill out a counselor appointment sheet if their counselor is unavailable when they drop by.

Need help right now?

Visit our Health and Wellness resource page, here

Need help outside of school hours?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255 or chat here

College and Career Center

The Nordhoff High School College and Career Center assists students with college and career exploration and provides information on educational and career opportunities.

Local scholarship information for seniors can be found in the CCC.

Please contact CCC Coordinator Briana Beebe at bbeebe@ojaiusd.org for more information.

Thank you for visiting the Nordhoff High School counseling department site. We are committed to providing our students and families the opportunity for growth in the academic, college and career, and social/emotional spaces, and look forward to engaging with our students and families to achieve these goals. Please review the following information, and reach out to your student's counselor for additional support.

Carly Futoran Last Name A-Hi

Bronwen Cull-Michels Last Name Ho-Ma

Kelly Grady Freedland Last Name Mc-Z

Marshall Webb Assistant Principal

Alejandra Nava Counseling Secretary and Registrar

Contacting Your Counselor

In-Person: The counseling office is open 15 minutes before school to 15 minutes after school. Counselors are usually available before and after school and at snack and lunch. Students may drop by the office outside of class time to ask if their counselor is able to see them. If your counselor is not available, students are asked to schedule an appointment by filling out a white counselor appointment sheet in the Counseling Office.

By phone: Students or parents may contact the counselors or make an appointment by calling 805-640-4343 extension 1763.

Important Links

College and Career Ready

Three Pathways to Success

As a Nordhoff student, you will be college -career ready when you graduate. You will have an opportunity to explore your interests, abilities, values, and goals in order to choose a path to success that is best for you. You will graduate ready to begin college-level course work at a Trade School, Community College, or University and/or possess the knowledge and skills needed for employment or further training in a career.

To become College and Career Ready, pass your College and Career Foundations course, articulate it at the community college, and choose a pathway; a-g Pathway, CTE Pathway, or Combination Pathway

a-g Pathway Graduation Requirements

CTE Pathway Graduation requirements

Combination Pathway Graduation Requirements

All semester grades must be A, B or C

All semester grades must be A, B or C

English, P, H or AP: 4 years

English: 4 years

English, P, H or AP: 4 years

Math, P, H or AP: 3 years, 4 recommended

Math: 3 years

Math, P, H or AP: 3 years, 4 recommended

Science: 3 years, 4 years recommended

Science: 3 years

Science: 3 years, 4 years recommended

History/Social Science: 4 years

History/Social Science: 4 years

History/Social Science: 4 years

Language other than English: 2 years required, 3 years recommended

Career Tech Ed: 2 years in the same pathway (all semester grades in CTE must be A, B or C)

Language other than English: 2 years required, 3 years recommended

Visual Performing Art: 1 year

PE/sports: 2 years/4 seasons

Career Tech Ed: 2 years in the same pathway

PE/sports: 2 years/4 seasons

Additional courses 4.5 years/45 credits

Visual Performing Art: 1 year

Additional courses: 3.5 years/35 credits

PE/sports: 2 years/4 seasons

Additional courses: 1.5 years/15 credits

225 credits total

225 credits total

225 credits total