The Academic Counseling Team empowers students with the information, tools, and support needed to meet their academic, career, and college goals.
About Academic Counseling
The Academic Counseling Team empowers students with the information, tools, and support needed to meet their academic, career, and college goals. We can help you with:
Academic Counseling Services by Grade
- College Guidance counselors visit grade-level time in December, to make introductions and provide general suggestions for optimizing the upper school experience.
- Counselors visit student advisories in the second half of the 9th-grade year to hear from students and support the work adviser’s guide throughout the year.
- Counselors attend grade-level programming for students and parents hosted by the academic leadership team, where we provide a framework for thinking about college and how it relates to the upper school experience each student is creating. We also use this time to direct Pacific Ridge families to the grades 9-12 timeline and other college information offered in the school’s family portal.
- Parents and students are encouraged to attend all-school programming.
Our High School Academic Counselor
High School Academic Counselor
Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She earned her degree and credential from San Diego Christian College. After working with Julian Charter School for four years she continued her education at National University earning her Master’s degree in School Counseling with a Pupil Personnel credential. Lisa also holds a certificate in college and career counseling from UCLA. She has worked with Julian Charter School since 2002, first as an education facilitator before moving into the academic counselor position.
One of Lisa’s favorite things to do is help students with college and career planning. She is a strong advocate of career and technical education CTE. She believes that not all students have the desire to go to a 4-year college and may instead prefer a technical education. Her objective as an academic counselor is to help students plan the college or career path that allows them to reach their post high school goals.