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.
Omar Alvarez, 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
College and Career Advisor
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.
Naviance: Family Connection
Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to postsecondary goals. Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student success. Every student and parent/guardian is provided a Naviance username and password to use in support of their college and career planning.
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.
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
2778 Junipero Serra Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94015
Free to low-cost medical and mental health services for youth and their families
The Volunteer Center
Serving San Mateo and San Francisco Counties