Counseling Department

  • 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-Ke
    Aliah Singh, M.A., P.P.S.
    Last Names Kh-R
    Patty Holahan, M.A., P.P.S.
    Last Names S-Z
    Deanne Spasic
    College and Career


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


    Michela Christensen
    Ext. 7680


    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 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