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Senior (12th Grade) Information

Counseling Philosophy

As the 12th grade counselor, my goal is to know and understand my students’ individual needs and strengths and ensure graduate on time and prepared to take on the next step in their career and education pathways.  Twelfth grade students are ready to take on more responsibilities as they transition to adulthood.  My goal is to advise and guide all my students,  and set them up to meet their goals after high school.  While the path looks different for each student, all students have bright futures open to them.

Class of 2024 Landing Page

Twelfth grade commitments

In addition to the San Mateo High School Counseling Commitments, all twelfth grade students will receive the following three supports that are unique to the twelfth grade:

  1. Review and finalize graduation requirements
  2. Discuss and finalize post-secondary options and decisions
  3. Discuss recommendation options for college, scholarships and careers
  4. Individual college recommendation meeting

Twelfth Grade Events

Fall Semester

  • Letter of recommendation 
  • Naviance Support: password, applications, college list with college advisor and counselor
  • College Application Workshops
  • Class of 2024 College Information Night For Seniors and Parents 
  • Review College Options with College Advisor and Counselor
  • Financial Aid Night (Mx. Hanson)
  • Latino Parent Night Parent Presentation
  • Parent Teacher Organization Meetings
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (A.V.I.D.) Classroom Presentations
  • Senior Teacher Progress Check

Spring Semester 

  • College and Scholarship Recommendation Meeting
  • Community College Application Assistance
  • Senior Recommendation Interviews (Scholarships)
  • Senior Teacher Progress Check
  • Graduation Meetings
  • Senior Awards Night

Presentations

Links and Resources

Contact Us

Senior Class Counselor
Veronica Gasco
vgasco@smuhsd.org
(650) 558-2313