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Student Support Services

All our support staff possesses fluency in ASL and English, and degrees in their field, which enable them to ensure that our students thrive in their academic and personal lives.

Pupil Personnel Services

  • Guidance counseling
  • Assessment services
  • Behavior specialist
  • Social worker
  • Peer Advisors: Peer Advisors are a group of hand-picked students who meet the criteria to serve out the goal of the PA program to CARE, LEAD, and INSPIRE. Through various projects and presentations led by PAs, students will spread kindness and social-emotional learning awareness on campus. The roles PAs must fulfill is designed to inspire other students to be kind, good-hearted, responsible citizens in the classroom and beyond.


New and Transfer Students

  • Receive the highest priority
  • Freshmen/New Students Support Team
  • Language coaches (for those new to signing and a fully-accessible environment)
  • Learning Strategies Specialists
  • Trainings on study skills
  • Learning strategies plans

Students who want additional tutoring to pass the California High School Exit Exam may attend the Learning Support Center


Career Center

  • Academic advising
  • Career counseling
  • Transition services
  • Interpreting services
  • On- and off-campus work experience


Adjustment Teachers

  • After-school study hall
  • Academic Probation program
  • Monitor & report on students┬┤ academic progress


Character Education

  • Eight pillars
  • Presentations & activities
  • Monthly recognition of students


Positive Reinforcement

  • Honor Roll assemblies
  • Recognitions
  • Progressive discipline