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Counseling Department

Welcome to the Alliance Collins Family Counseling Department!

The Counseling Department at Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School strives to support our student body in various ways. This includes providing support in four key categories:

  1. Academic Support
  2. Personal / Social Emotional Support
  3. Career Counseling 
  4. Alumni Support


Mission Statement:


The mission of Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that addresses the academic, career, and socio-emotional needs of all students. Through ethical and date-driven practices, our counselors provide supportive services to foster students' growth into healthy, conscientious, and innovative citizens. Valuing the diverse backgrounds and circumstances of all students, the Collins counseling department strives to create a school environment & culture that empowers students to reach their fullest potential in their post-secondary life as lifelong learners.



Academic Support:


We strive to ensure that our students are reaching the highest level of academic success by understanding students’ learning styles and tailoring our practices & interventions toward meeting students’ diverse academic needs.


Counselors support our students’ academics by:

  • Reviewing A-G Requirements
  • Tracking students Credits for High School Graduation
  • Advising Students and Parents on the best-fitted credit recovery options.
  • Scheduling our students in courses that meet their academic needs
  • Collaborating with stakeholders through grade level and student success team (SST) meetings
  • Advocating for scholars to receive necessary academic supports and interventions (e.g., accommodations, access to honors and AP courses, tutoring, etc.)



Personal/Social Support:


As a Counseling Team, we strive to support our students with their personal and social-emotional needs to ensure their safety and well-being. Counselors will address students’ immediate needs, concerns, or problems that might impede their academic career and/or personal development.


Counselors provide support through:

  • Immediate Intervention
  • Peer Mediation
  • Short-Term Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Referral to Professional Mental Health Services




As school counselors, student and counselor confidentiality are of the utmost importance. 

Counselors have an ethical and legal obligation to keep the information within the counseling relationship. Confidentiality must be maintained unless keeping that information confidential leads to foreseeable harm. If a student discloses information deemed crucial toward a student’s safety or well-being, the student is informed that his/her/their parents and, when necessary, the appropriate support personnel must be notified. 


Exceptions to confidentiality exist and include:

  • the student is being hurt or at risk of being hurt by self or others
  • the student is hurting or at risk of hurting someone else
  • there is a court-ordered disclosure
  • in consultation with other professionals in support of the student, e.g., colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams (social workers, therapists, psychologists), and other support personnel



Career Counseling:


The Counseling Team supports our students by aligning their academic & personal goals with their career goals and matching their colleges to best fit their career of choice. 


Counselors currently support our students career goals by:


  • Supporting students in enrolling for SAT, ACT, and PSAT exams.
  • College Application Support
  • College Decision Making
  • Financial Aid Application Support (Dream Act and FAFSA)
  • Scholarship Application Support
  • Administering Career Interest Profilers (Via Naviance, O Net etc.)
  • Hosting College Representatives from Various Institutions (CSU, UC, Community College, Private Universities)


Alumni Support


Our Counseling Team supports our students after graduating by: 

  • Assisting with transitioning to college after graduation
  • Connecting our students with a College Mentor through the AMP Program (Alliance Mentorship Program)
  • Providing support in re-enrolling to college
  • Checking in with students via Email, Text, or Phone Call
  • Providing Transcripts and Recommendation Letters


Who is my Assigned Counselor?


Last Name A- Gom: Ms. Ramos - [email protected]

Last Name Gon-O:  Ms. Contreras [email protected]

Last Name: P-Z: Mr. Godinez [email protected] 

College and Career Specialist: Ms. Blanco  [email protected]


To set up an appointment, you can email us or call the school at (323)-923-1588
Click the links to the right for more information on the various ways the Counseling Department can assist your child!