Counseling Department


    Welcome to the Terra Nova Guidance Department!


    We are available to help you and your student successfully navigate high school and prepare for life beyond Terra Nova. We are currently accepting appointments and we encourage student walk-in’s before school, during brunch/lunch, and after school. If you would like to request a parent meeting, please contact your student’s counselor directly to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to connect with your student’s counselor, please schedule an appointment through the Counseling Aide. Our offices are located in the Main Building closest to the Library entrance.

    Maya Lozowski, M.A., PPS
    Last Names A-F and Q-Se

    Aliah Singh, M.A., PPS
    Last Names G-P

    Patty Holahan, M.A., PPS
    Last Names Sh-Z

    Cielo Calpotura, M.A., PPS, PCCI
    Wellness Counselor
    Ext. 7678


    Michela Christensen
    Ext. 7680


    Lory Morrow

    Counseling Aide
    Ext. 7689


    Deane Spasic
    College and Career Advisor
    Ext. 7604

    Room 209


    Counseling Services

    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.


    Academic Planning

    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.


    CLICK HERE for the the 2019-2020 Terra Nova Course Catalog


    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.


    CLICK HERE for more information about the College and Career Center


    Outreach Events

    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.

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    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)


    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