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Counseling Department

Welcome to Sequoia High School's Counseling Department!
Get to Know Sequoia's School Counselors! 

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Get to Know Sequoia's School Counselors! 

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Top Row: Joel Rebello, Hoxira Castaneda, & Cynthia Wilde
Middle Row: Emilia Flores, Melissa Perez, & Potoula Vlahakos
Bottom Row: Mayra Melchor, Jerri Port, & Fernando Ruiz
Want to get to know your counselor better?? 
Click (here) and you will be directed to their page to better know your counselor.
Who Are We? 

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Who Are We? 

The Counseling Guidance Department encompasses three offices: Counseling, International Baccalaureate Programme, and College & Career Center. Sequoia Counselors are affiliates of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), California Association of School Counselors (CASC), and American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
Counseling Goal: 
We are dedicated to serving all students. We strive to establish a personal connection with our students and to address their needs and concerns in the areas of academic development, college/career development, and personal/social development.
Where is the Counseling Office Located?
Located in the Main Building in room 104. 
Meet Our Counseling Department Registrar and Informational Specialists

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Meet Our Counseling Department Registrar and Informational Specialists

Mayra Melchor
Registrar & Guidance Information Specialist  (Infinite Campus and CANVAS Support)
Enrollment/Withdrawal (9th-12th)
** INFO FOR INCOMING 9TH GRADERS** Please complete address verification with the SUHSD (MANDATORY) here:
Then, you will be directed to your home school.  If your student is coming from a Middle School that we do not articulate with, please STILL complete the address verification and contact me for next steps. 
Important Dates:
Open Enrollment closes: February 1, 2021 @ 4:00PM (Optional) 
First week of March: Families will be notified if their adjustment transfer request was granted. 
March 18th, 2021: District Office will open the portal for online course selection for incoming 9th graders that attend feeder schools we articulate with. 
Late April: Online Information Update (OIU) to be completed by all families - more information to come (MANDATORY)
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Jerri Port
Guidance Information Specialist for grades 9th and 10th (Infinite Campus and CANVAS Support)
Transcript Requests/Education Verification
Guidance Information Specialist for grades 11th and 12th (Infinite Campus, Naviance, and CANVAS Support)
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Contact a Counseling Guidance Department Member

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Contact a Counseling Guidance Department Member

Click the name to send an email message:
Counseling Guidance Member: Description:
Melissa Perez Head School Counselor; Ext. 60097
Joel Rebello
School Counselor; Ext 60094
- Health Career Academy (HCA)
- Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID)
Potoula Vlahakos
School Counselor; Ext 60091
- Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID)
Cynthia Wilde
School Counselor; Ext 60098
- English Language Development (ELD) II/III
- Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID)
Hoxira Castaneda
School Counselor; Ext 60092
- Digital Arts Academy (DAA) 
Emilia Flores
School Counselor; Ext 60090
- English Language Development (ELD) I
Miki Cristerna Intervention Counselor; Ext. 65367
Jerri Port
Guidance Information Specialist (9th &10th) Transcript Requests & Education Verification; Ext. 60095
Fernando Ruiz Chavez Guidance Information Specialist (11th &12th); Ext. 60093
Mayra Melchor Registrar/Guidance Information Specialist (Enrollment/Withdrawal 9th-12th); Ext. 60096
Teresa Ignaitis College & Career Center Advisor I; 65356
Nancy Rocha College & Career Center Advisor II; Ext. 65395
Lisa McCahon IB Programme Coordinator; Ext. 63103
Magdalena Galvan IB Secretary; Ext. 63109
Transcript & Records Requests

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Transcript & Records Requests

For information about requesting transcripts and records (click here)