Counseling

The Guidance & Counseling Department serves OLP students by providing college, academic and personal support on an individual and group basis. All four counselors are available throughout the school day, offering assistance to students, their families and their teachers. It is our mission to serve each one of our student’s academic, personal, and college needs.

Your daughter will participate in a variety of grade appropriate workshops during her four years at OLP. These workshops are designed to prepare her for the college planning and application processes.

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Emotional Support Resources for Children, Youth, and Parents

In partnership with Gov. Newsom, Parents Anonymous® Inc. recently launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups in response to COVID-19 to provide free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to parents, children, and youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.  Parent support groups are held in English and Spanish.

More Behavioral Health links for teens and families

Upcoming Events/Important dates to know

Coffee with Counselors

What is Coffee with Counselors?
It is a monthly meeting open to all parents in order to meet with OLP’s counseling team to discuss important issues and take a look at specific topics on college, academics, and social emotional wellness throughout the school year.

When is Coffee with Counselors?
CWC happens once a month. Our first meeting in September will include another opportunity to meet your daughter’s assigned counselor and will have a focus on Freshman students and their 4 year journey at OLP.

Upcoming Meeting Topics:
September 7, 8:00 am - Introductory Gathering
October: Seniors - Navigating All Things College
November: Juniors & What to Expect in Spring Semester, Preparing for College
January: Course Advisement Information

  • LOR 1 due September 1 for applications due on/before November 30th
  • LOR 2 deadline November 1st
  • UC/CSU App Workshop for Seniors - In October look for annoucements!
  • Common App workshop September 20th during G Block

Past Events


Counselors

Yesenia Moreno

Grades 9
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Jacquie Wilson

Grades 10-12
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Jill Hicke

Grades 9-12
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Anita Heveron

Grades 9-12
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Hannah Cognetti

Grades 9-12
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Arielle Lugn

Grades 9-12
Sisters and Scholars


Academic Counseling

Four-Year Plan

Every freshman meets with their counselor at the beginning of the year to develop a four-year academic plan. 

Study Skills Seminars

Freshmen participate in study skills seminars to learn effective techniques that will set them up for academic success.

Tutoring

Tutoring services are available to students in a variety of options. Students can be tutored by teachers or outside professionals through Private/Online Tutoring services. 

Sisters & Scholars

Students with documented learning differences can apply for our Sisters & Scholars Program, which allows accommodations that are tailored to each student. For more information, contact counselor Arielle Lugn at [email protected]


College & Career Counseling

College Planning Workshops

  • Grade Level College Workshops
  • Interest Exploration
  • Summer Enrichment Panel
  • Personality & Career Assessment
  • CSU Mentor Program
  • Selective College Admission
  • Recruited Athlete Workshop
  • Advice Panels
  • College Visit Workshop
  • College Values

College Application Preparation

  • College Essay Writing
  • UC/Cal State Application Workshop
  • Common Application Workshop 
  • Community College Planning
  • Resume Writing
  • Letter of Recommendation Workshop

Financial Aid

  • Parent Financial Aid Night
  • Scholarship Workshops

Testing

  • SAT Preparation (through the Princeton Review)
  • Pre ACT Test (optional)
  • Proctored Exams: PSAT, PLAN, AP

Special Programs

  • College Fair
  • College Night
  • College Advice Panel
  • Transitions Beyond High School Workshop
  • Senior Challenges & Transition Workshop
  • Alumnae Panel
  • Stress Management Workshop
  • Career Symposium
  • Junior Ambassadors