The Santa Barbara High School counseling office is home to seven full-time counselors who work closely with students to prepare them for the college or career that best matches their interests and strengths. The social and academic development of students is the focal point of the counseling office.
Our counseling office has undergone some changes since last school year in order to better serve the students and parents of Santa Barbara High School. Use the table below to determine your counselor. All student athletes either have Ms. Leigh or Mr. Williams.
Students begin the college search process in their junior year, aided by their counselor and a large support network. As the application process continues, the counseling office provides assistance with ACT, PSAT, SAT I, and SAT II test preparation. To further prepare, students are also able to attend multiple essay-writing sessions hosted by experienced college admissions officers.
More than 70 college representatives visit Santa Barbara High School each year, providing our students with vast academic and financial choices. In the 2005 - 2006 school year our senior class earned more than $1.2 million in scholarship offers.
*Special Resource: www.letscram.com: An online environment for students everywhere to get together, and get their schoolwork done in a social environment. *
Community mentors also work with the counseling office to support our freshman students. Meeting with students in small groups throughout their freshman and sophomore years, our community mentors guide our students and act as role models. To visit the community mentor website, click here: http://service-net.org/sbhs/index.cfm.