Welcome to the Terra Nova Guidance Department!
The Counseling Department has transitioned to a new scheduling tool this semester. Students will be able to make an appointment with their counselor by following the links provided below.Maya Lozowski, M.A., P.P.S.Last Names A-KeAliah Singh, M.A., P.P.S.Last Names Kh-RPatty Holahan, M.A., P.P.S.Last Names S-ZDeanne SpasicCollege and Career
Cielo Calpotura, M.A., PPS, PCCI
Terra Nova counselors provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that supports the academic, career, and persona/social needs of all students. Counselors are focused on improving student achievement, ensuring equal access, enhancing the educational experience of our students, and preparing them for a successful life beyond high school. Additionally, our Wellness Counselor supports the emotional and social needs of students, families, and the school community.
Counselors work with students, individually and in groups, to create four-year plans based on the student’s postsecondary goals. During freshman year, students create a plan based on JUHSD graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, and advanced programs. Each subsequent year, counselors work with students to update the plan based on student progress, incorporating prospective careers and college majors based on career interest inventories.
College and Career Center
The College and Career Center is located in Room 209 on campus. It is an information resource center that provides students with the following information: college brochures and catalogs, interest/personality assessments, scholarship information, scholarship applications and search programs, job opportunities, work permits, and trade school brochures and catalogs.
Several times a year, counselors host grade-level information nights and financial aid workshops for parents and students. Additionally, counselors offer assistance to all seniors during the college application process. Counselors will provide multiple college application workshops in September and October.Transcript RequestClick Here to make a request.
SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
ON-CAMPUS STUDENT SUPPORT
Counseling Center – Main Building, Office Hallway
- Ms. Calpotura, “Ms. C”, Wellness Counselor
- Mrs. Singh, Ms. Holahan & Ms. Lozowski
- Trusted adults, i.e. your teacher, case manager, coach, administration, etc.
- *Peer Helpers can be called in for support (see list at Ms. C’s office or Mr. Krupp’s door 326)
OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT SUPPORT
24/7 Youth Crisis Hotline (650) 579-0353
24/7 All Ages Crisis Hotline (650) 579-0350
Hotlines are operated by trained adult volunteers who offer emotional support, assistance, and resources to anyone in need
Daly City Youth Health Center
San Mateo County Youth-Run Chat Room
Monday - Thursday 4:30-9:30pm when school is in session
24/7 The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+ friendly)
1-866-488-7386 or text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 12-7pm
24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse)
24/7 Child Abuse Hotline (Child Protective Services – CPS)
650- 595-7922 or 1-800-632-4615