The goal of the Counseling Department at Buena Park High School is to help students find academic success. No high school decisions are more important than the courses of study the student chooses to follow. BPHS has an excellent staff of school counselors available to work with students and parents in determining the breadth and depth of their six-year plan.
The Buena Park High School Counseling Department employs a case carrier model. Every student is assigned a counselor who will follow that student throughout the student's high school career. Students are assigned a counselor alphabetically by their last name. Our counselors may meet with each student and/or parent/guardian during a scheduled appointment or Parent Night. Over the four years, counselors will help the student develop and follow an academic plan (reviewing grades, attendance and recommending appropriate placement and interventions) and provide college and career counseling to help the student prepare for his or her post-secondary plans.
All students are also seen by counselors during registration in the Spring of each year. At this time, the student's transcript is again reviewed. Suggestions will be made regarding course selection as it pertains to high school graduation and/or college requirements.
As you navigate through the Guidance website, you will find information regarding registration, the college application process, financial aid, resources, important dates and more. If you need further information, please contact the Counseling Office at 714-992-8642 or visit us in Room 25.
Students are welcome to stop by the Counseling Office without an appointment before school, break, lunch or after school with any questions they may have (do not come during class as we don't want you to miss instructional time). Parents can set up an appointment to meet with a counselor. Counselors are accessible via email or phone.