• Program Overview

    Selection is based on student application, oral interview, attendance, and academic screening by deans/counselors/staff, and teacher approval.  This course is designed to teach students basic helping skills.  These skills are used throughout the school year in a peer facilitator program.  The program provides conflict management services and one-on-one counseling for students who have attitude, academic, preparedness, and/or attendance issues.  Students and parents sign a contract agreeing to meet the expectations of the school site and of the California Association of Peer Programs.

    Counseling Program


    For our one-on-one counseling program, the Peer Resource class works with all freshmen and sophomores who are ineligible or have a "D" or "F" in class.  We also work with students who are referred by teachers.  This program is intended to help students develop a plan of action to solve problems they are having in classs.  Three major areas of concern have been identified: disruptive behaviors, attitude concerns, and preparedness issues. 


    Peer Resource students pull referred students out of class during 4th period.  Counseling sessions usually last 3-10 minutes.  Follow up sessions occur twice per week until the problems are solved or the student refuses assistance.  All students must sign a consent for peer counseling.


    When we first started the program, it was quickly a success.  For the 2010-2011 school year, our success rate was 71.53%.  While our approach does not work for all students, we expect to positively support many students this year.  If you have any concerns, questions, or comments, please let us know!

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  • Contact

    For additional information, please contact:

    Janet Sanders
     858-7410 x. 59543