Welcome to the Counseling Department!

  • New Students:  Please leave your first name, last name, grade level, and prior school to get the scheduling process started.
    Withdrawing Students:  Please leave your first name, last name, grade and school or city, state you are moving to get the withdrawal process started.
    To schedule a meeting with your academic counselor please go to this link here: https://go.oncehub.com/SMHSCounseling
    12th Grade Counselor:  Andrea Booth  abooth@smuhsd.org
    11th Grade Counselor:  Jane Zimmerman  jzimmerman@smuhsd.org
    10th Grade Counselor:  Francisco Gil  fgil@smuhsd.org
    9th Grade Counselor: Sandra Roman sroman@smuhsd.org
    ELD Counselor:  Daniela Galvan  dgalvanfonseca@smuhsd.org
    Counseling Assistant:  Tammy Maldonado  tmaldonado@smuhsd.org
    Please check our website for the latest updates and information pertaining to the 2020-2021 school year here:  https://www.smuhsd.org/Page/19
    For Transcripts:  Mr. Gee: jgee@smuhsd.org   558-2319

    Courses Outside of SMHS Pre-Approval Process

    The San Mateo Union High School District has temporarily shifted policies related to student enrollment in programs outside of their traditional course offerings.  

    Students and families are responsible for the following:

    • Ensuring outside programs are offered through WASC Accredited institutions and are UC A-G approved. 
    • Covering the cost of tuition fees and related expenses/requirements.
    • Students with 504 or IEPs are responsible for sharing their plan with the institution  to discuss whether the program is able to implement the plan. The district is not responsible for providing accoundations or support for courses outside of our district.
    • Submitting an official transcript to the school site’s SDA upon completion of the course. Failure to do so may put your graduation status at risk. 12th grade students in their spring semester must submit evidence of course completion by two days before graduation day in order to be included in the ceremony.

    SMUHSD will not transfer credit from an accredited institution to the high school transcript under the following conditions:

    1. The course has not received pre-approval and does not fall within one of the conditions below.
    2. The course is taken for enrichment, but is not needed for graduation or college entrance.
    3. The course exceeds the 40 credit limit (BP-AR-E-6141.11).
      [3 C.C. units = 5 H.S. credits / 5 C.C. units = 10 H.S. credits]
    4. The course is not from an Accredited institution and/or is not A-G approved. 

    Appropriate Credit Approval (ACA):

    1. Due to circumstances related to COVID-19
    2. Make up a course.
    3. Part of an approved early graduation plan.
    4. Language not offered at high school.
    5. Compelling academic need for a course as detailed in a 4-year plan.
    SMUHSD is not responsible for monitoring student progress, providing academic support, or remediating/ supplementing skills/content offered by these outside courses.

    This policy is not retroactive. Any course work completed before August 17, 2020 will not be added to a student’s high school transcript unless it was approved in advance of taking the course.

    Please complete the following forms to request pre-approval for any courses offered outside of SMUHSD: 

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