WELCOME TO TROY COUNSELINGOur mission is to serve our students and promote academic achievement, career development, and personal and social growth. The guidance team is dedicated to each student and works collaboratively with parents, teachers, staff and administration to provide a positive school atmosphere. Our restructured guidance program allows students to develop a relationship with their assigned counselor starting their freshman year.
HOW TO SEE YOUR COUNSELORStudents are welcome to stop by the Counseling office without an appointment before school, break, lunch and after school with any questions they may have. (Do not come during class time as we do not want you to miss instructional time)
Parents & Guardians may contact their student's school counselor via email or phone. Please call or email if you have a school counseling-related question. If you have a question regarding a class grade, assignment, policy, or anything classroom related, contact the teacher directly.
Counselor Caseloads for 2019-2020 / Counselor to student ratio: 1:512
A - B & All AVID Freshmen
A - B & All AVID Sophomores
All AVID Juniors
A - Bl & All AVID Seniors
C - H
C - I
A - Hanna
Bo - G
I - L
J - L
Hartman - Lee
H - Lim
M - R
M - R
Leem - Reyes
Lin - Sf
S - Z
S - Z
Rhee - Z
Sh - ZCareer Center(Guidance Tech., College Fair, Esports, University Visits)
Mrs. RosnerSpring Programs at Troy High School (January & February)Sociology will be offered to Juniors and Seniors- Date: (1/28/20 - 5/12/20) Tuesday & Thursday
- Dual Enrollment for College
- Earn Transferable College Credit to the UC & Cal State universities
Seniors Only - Counseling 140- (Dates: 02/19/20 - 3/18/20 - Wednesdays) or (Dates: 02/20/20 - 03/19/20 - Thursdays)
- Overview of graduation & transfer requirements
- campus policies
- priority registration
- Develop Individual Educational Plan
To Register please visit or email Mr.Aldaco (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the front officeCounseling Department Calendar (2019-2020)Freshmen
Time of Year
Parent/guardian presentation on information to start high school
Freshman Orientation Day
North GymAcademic PlanningCollege PlanningSocial/Emotional Health
Presentation on graduation requirements, UC/CSU a-g requirements, and developing a four-year course plan
Wednesday, August 28
In-class via English 1 and AP Computer Science Principles classesAcademic PlanningCollege & Career Planning
Individual parent/guardian and student appointments to review the four-year course plan and answer questionsOctober-January(parents/guardians will receive a pre-scheduled appointment letter in the mail)
Counselor officesAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSocial/Emotional HealthSophomores
Time of Year
ObjectivePSAT(available to all 10th graders)Saturday, October 19On campusCollege PlanningPresentation to review high school graduation requirements, UC/CSU a-g requirements, private and out of state college information, and complete a career assessmentJanuaryIn-class via sophomore English classesAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSophomoreParent/Guardian Presentation
Spring-TBAOn campusAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSocial/Emotional HealthRACC CollegeApplication Case Studies NightSpring-TBAOn campusAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningJuniors
Time of Year
ObjectiveSmall group student-counselor meetings to review completion of high school and UC/CSU a-g requirements as well as college planningJanuary - AprilOn campusAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningPSAT/NMSQT(available to all 11th graders)Saturday, October 19thOn campusCollege PlanningCollege admissions representative visitsAugust- May (juniors register for sessions via their Naviance Student account)
On campusCollege & Career PlanningJunior parent/guardian presentation to review UC/CSU “a-g” requirements, high school graduation requirements, college/career planning steps, and social/emotional health topicsTBAOn campusAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSocial/Emotional HealthFinancial Aid NightMonday, September 16thOn campusCollege & Career PlanningFullerton Collegedual enrollment course enrollment & registrationFall and SpringCounselor officeCollege & Career PlanningRACC College Application Case Studies NightSpring- date TBAOn campusAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSeniorsEventTime of YearLocationObjectiveCounselor/student Senior Sitdown meeting to review college/career plans, high school graduation requirements completion, etc.August-OctoberCounseling officesAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningPresentation to all seniors on college options and application details, financial aid, letters of recommendation, etc.Mid-AugustIn-class viaEconomics andGovernment classesAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSenior parent/guardian presentation on college options and application details, financial aid, letters of recommendation, etc.Mid-August; date and time TBAOn campusAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningCounselor Letters of Recommendation (required by most private and some out of state colleges; individually-crafted letters)August-JanuaryCounselor OfficesCollege PlanningFinancial Aid NightMonday, September 16thOn campusCollege & Career PlanningCollege admissions representative visitsAugust- May (seniors register for sessions via their Naviance Student account)On campusCollege & Career PlanningFAFSA & CA Dream Act workshopsFall and early spring- TBAOn campusCollege & Career PlanningCollege application workshops (UC, CSU and Common Application)FallOn campusCollege & Career PlanningSenior Awards CoordinationMayOn campusAchievementNational Merit Scholarship Application AssistanceSeptember-NovemberCounselor officesAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningFullerton College dual- enrollment course enrollment & registrationFall and Spring
Counselor officeCollege & Career PlanningNational Merit Scholarship Corporation Application Assistance (for seniors who qualify for this opportunity)FallCounselor officeCollege Planning
All Grade LevelsEventTime of YearLocationObjectiveCollege FairSeptember 16, 2019On CampusCollege & Career PlanningAnnual registration for next school year’s courses as well as summer school (current and incoming students)February-MarchOn camus & local junior high schoolsAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningCounselor Q & A Sessions for all parents/guardians9/12/19, 7:30-8:30 AM11/13/19, 2-3 PM2/4/20, 7:30-8:30 AM4/15/20, 2-3 PMStaff LoungeAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSocial/Emotional HealthOutreach to studentsduring grading periodsregarding low gradesAnnually at various grading/report card periodsCounselor officesAcademic PlanningAdvanced Placement (AP) Exam Coordination; 3000+ examsAugust-May (AP Exams take place May 4-15)On campusCollege PlanningAcademic PlanningRotary Top 100 EventAprilOff campusStudent AchievementSenior Awards CoordinationMayOn campusStudent AchievementFamily Evening Presentations on school counseling-related topics (1-3 per year)TBAOn campusSocial/Emotional HealthStudent Intervention Team (SIT) participationTwice monthly meetingsOn campusAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSocial/Emotional HealthStudent drop-in meetings with counselorYear-long (students may see their counselor at break, lunch, before 1st or after 6th after-school)Counselor officesAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSocial/Emotional HealthMeetings with parents/guardians and/or students on anas-needed basisYear-longCounselor offices, via phone, and also e-mailAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSocial/Emotional HealthCounselor-created Google Classrooms (developed for each grade level to share resources and information)Year-longOnlineAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSocial/Emotional HealthNaviance Student accounts for college and career planningYear-longOnlineAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningTroy Counseling website updates and enhancementsYear-longOnlineAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSocial/Emotional HealthMaster schedule work and checking for appropriate student placementsSummerOn campusAcademic PlanningOff-Campus Regional Occupational Program (ROP) course registrationVarious timesOn campusAcademic PlanningCollege & Career PlanningSchedule changes to fix errors, level changes, or dropping an additional classOrientationStart of fall semesterStart of spring semesterAcademic PlanningWork Permit AssistanceYear-longGuidance Technician OfficeStudent of the MonthAwards coordinationYear-longGuidance Technician OfficeStudent AchievementDECEMBER 10th IS SCORE RELEASE DAY IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE PSAT/NMSQT.Students will receive an email when their scores are ready with information on how to access them and what to do next.Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Registration September 29-October 27For any students enrolled in AP classes: AP Exam registration and payment takes place September 29-October 27, 2019. Please read the attachment for the steps to register and pay for AP exams. All steps must be completed by the deadline in order or exam registration to be complete. AP exams at Troy are open to all students enrolled in the AP class for that AP exam.
Early September 2019 (Completed by students with their AP teacher during class)
Sign in to your My AP (myap.collegeboard.org) account, or create one if necessary, and enroll in your AP Class section(s). Your AP teacher(s) will share the unique AP class join code with you. This step will be completed during your AP class period.
Once in the AP Class you must select “Yes or No” to indicate if you will be taking the AP exam. This will inform College Board that you will be taking the AP exam, however, you will still need to register and pay for the exam through the Total Registration website. You will also be entering personal information used for AP exam registration. It’s important you provide this information thoroughly and accurately. The registration information you provide is used to produce a unique AP exam label that you will use on your exam materials.
September 29-October 27, 2019 (Completed online by the student and parent/guardian)
Students and parents/guardians must register and pay for AP exam(s) using Troy’s Total Registration account. The link to our Total Registration account is: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/051009
Registration and payment for exams will end October 27th. Failure to register and pay for the AP exam(s) by that date will result in the inability to take the exam. Students and parents/guardians must also review the included information on what to bring/what not to bring to exams and additional exam information.
November 12, 2019 (Exam cancellation date & additional no-show/cancellation fee charges)
November 12, 2019 is the last date when a student may cancel an AP exam without a cancellation fee. Exam cancellations are done through the student’s Total Registration account. AFTER this date there is a $40 cancellation fee per exam charged by the College Board. Additionally, if a student fails to show-up for the exam on the day of the test, they will also be charged a $40 cancellation fee. All students, even those receiving a fee waiver, will be charged the $40 fee if they cancel an exam after November 12th or fail to show-up for the exam on the test date.
May 4-15, 2020
AP Exams take place during these two weeks. Starting in late April students will receive emails via their Total Registration account with their exam schedule. It is pertinent that students read these messages so they arrive to exam(s) prepared and on time. Failure to arrive prepared with required materials or to arrive at the test location on time may result in the inability to take the exam.September 16th Financial Aid Overview PresentationIn case you missed the our annual finanical aid presentation, please see attached handouts for financial aid resources.
College Night Breakout Session: ACT vs. SATIn case you missed this session, please see the attached Power Point for details on both the SAT and ACT exams.
Counselor Q & A SessionsWe invite all current Troy parents/guardians to attend an informal question and answer session with some of the counselors. This is an opportunity for counselors to share updates and resources and for families to ask questions in an open forum. All sessions take place in the Staff Lounge which is located in the Front Office.Dates & Times
August 22nd Senior Parent/Guardian PresentationBelow is the Google Slides presentation as well as the accompanying handout for senior families to view. Thank to all the families that attended. In case you missed it, please view the documents.Freshman Parent & Guardian PresentationIncoming parents and guardians, if you missed the presentation we gave at orientation on August 2nd, please see attachments for the presentation and resources.ArticlesDepartment of Education - College ScoreCardTo further empower students and families, today we released our first annual update of the redesigned College Scorecard, a college search tool that President Obama launched in September 2015 and that nearly 1.5 million usersacross the nation have accessed since. With over 4,000 institutions available for students and families to search, the College Scorecard provides answers to critical questions about each institution, like how likely studentsare to complete their degrees, how much debt students take out, and how much the students typically earn after attending. And the interactive website provides users with the ability to search by program, degree type, location, or by namFe of institution. All of this information is available at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.
- April 15,2019 (2:00 - 3:00PM)