Welcome

  • Welcome to Burlingame High School Counseling!

    We offer our a variety of resources to support the academic, behavioral, social and emotional growth of all students at Burlingame High School.

    Our School Counselors work with a group of students (organized by alphabet) for the duration of their time at BHS.  These counselors serve as the primary contact for the majority of our students and parents, and assist with the course selection process, college applications, graduation support, and so much more.  Our School Counselors also serve as the main contact point for student access to our Wellness Counselors.

    The College and Career Center serves as a primary contact location for students looking for information on a variety of colleges, scholarship opportunities, volunteerism, internships, and job shadows.  Students can also get work permits in the College and Career Center.

    The Wellness Counseling Program at Burlingame High School began in the Fall of 2016 and follows a School-Based Mental Health model.  We have three full-time Wellness Counselors and share a Wellness Coordinator with one other school, allowing our students in our General and Special Education programs with a variety of supports, including drop-in sessions, 1:1 sessions, and group sessions, depending on the student needs.  We follow a short-term school-based mental heath model, which allows for brief interventions; students requiring long-term care will be referred to outside services when possible.

Contacts

  • Valerie Arbizu
    Assistant Principal
    varbizu@smuhsd.org
    650.558.2802 

    Maureen Holster
    Staff Assistant
    mholster@smuhsd.org
    650.558.2805

    Carla Renzi
    Counseling Department Chair
    crenzi@smuhsd.org
    650.558.2811

    Jonathan Dhyne
    College & Career Center Advisor
    jdhyne@smuhsd.org
    650.558.2818

    Armando Guiulfo
    Student Data Analyst
    aguiulfo@smuhsd.org
    650.558.2819