Counseling Philosophy

  • As a 10th grade counselor, my goal is to ensure all 10 th grade students understand their options after high school and have a plan for setting and achieving a goal.  By the end of 10th grade, I aim for all students to prepare for new challenges in 11th grade, and feel empowered to make good social and academic decisions for their futures.

Tenth grade commitments

  • In addition to the San Mateo High School Counseling Commitments, all tenth grade students will receive the following supports that are unique to the tenth grade:

    1. Support Progress toward high school graduation 

    2. Review of progress toward college eligibility

    3. Curriculum and understanding of post-secondary options, including UC, CSU, Independent Universities, Community College and Trade Schools

    4. Coursework and pathway planning tools for post-high school goals

    5. Career Interest Profiler to deepen understanding of career opportunities and potential career fits

    6. Ongoing connection to  support services on campus (academic support/wellness counseling)

Tenth Grade Events

  • Fall Semester

    • Back to School Night 10th grade info

    • Latino Parent Night PresentationNight

    • Career Planning Curriculum on California Colleges


    Spring Semester

    • Course Preview Day 

    • Course Selection Presentations

    • Middle College Info Sessions

    • Course Selection Workshops

    • Math Acceleration Night

Contact Us

  • Sophomore Class Counselor
    Jane Zimmerman
    (650) 558-2316