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Counseling & Guidance Center

Counselors

Clarissa Bellotti –         Email: clarissa.bellotti@acusd.org  –     Phone: (209) 257-7752 –   Students with the last name starting with L-Z

Tiffany DiGirolamo –  Email: tiffany.digirolamo@acusd.org  – Phone:  (209) 257-7753 –  Students with the last name starting with A-K

Registrar

Kasey Wilkerson –       Email: kasey.wilkerson@acusd.org  –   Phone: (209) 257-7751Transcript, Workers Permits, Enrollment

Career Technician

Jennifer Putnam –       Email: jputnam@acusd.org  –              Phone: (209) 257-7757 Room 12 – Assessments, Job Board, Career Fair, Local Scholarships

ARGONAUT HIGH SCHOOL PARENT TOURS:  Learn more about the Argonaut Mustang Family, course offerings, clubs, sports and career technical education pathways. Tour the facilities and get a chance to meet students and staff.   Please call the Counseling Office to reserve your spot. (209) 257 7753.  Space is limited.   These tours are intended for parents of incoming freshmen for the 2019-2020 school year.  Click on Parent Tour Flyer 2018  

Wednesday, November 28th, 9:00-10:30AM    or     Wednesday, December 5th, 3:30-4:30PM

 

AERIES Portals: Click Here

FALL 2018 NewsletterClick Here

Course Listing 2018-2019: Click Here

 

* FINANCIAL AID night was in September where a representative for the California Student Aid came to talk about the requirements and the changes to the FAFSA process as well as what students and parents needed to prepare for.  CASH FOR COLLEGE will be coming to an area near you and will be a huge resource for families getting ready to send a student to college.   To see the PDF file with the notes from Financial Aid night, Click Here. 

Mission Statement

The Argonaut High School Counseling and Guidance Department recognizes that the primary mission of the high school is to insure that students shall be given the opportunity to maximize their potential in the areas of mind, body and character to become productive contributing members of society.  Therefore, the counseling and guidance department at Argonaut High School is based on the four goal areas:

Educational

To assist students with present educational decision making and planning

Career

To assist students with post high school decision making and planning

Personal & Social

To help students acquire knowledge and skills which will assist them in their personal and social development

School Climate

To contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive total school climate

Student Services

  • Academic counseling towards the completion of graduation requirements and post secondary options.
  • Scheduling, program adjustments provided as necessary.
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Identification and referral of students with special needs to Student Study Team.
  • College Application Assistance for Seniors.
  • Information available on PSAT, PreACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams and ACT.
  • 9th, 10th, & 12th  graders have the opportunity to take the PSAT and PreACT in October.  
  • Individual student conferences
  • Financial aid and scholarship information
  • College entrance requirements

Argonaut High School is the College Testing in Amador County.  All tests are held on Saturdays at the Argonaut campus including the SAT and the ACT. To get information on the test dates and how to pay for the tests CLICK HERE or contact Gail Von Wald at (209) 257-5158

Counseling Services

  • Monitor Graduation Requirements & Credits
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Referrals to Social Services Agencies in Amador County
  • Vocational/Career Counseling
  • College Counseling
  • Transcripts
  • Community Service Information
  • College Recommendation Letters
  • Social/Emotional Counseling
  • Assistance with Special Education Services

Registration & Course Selection

Separate from enrollment, registration is the selection of courses for an academic year. Each student must complete an Argonaut High Course Selection Form according to their grade level. The counselors are available to help you select courses aligned with your career and/or college objectives.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate students must pass a set of courses, earn 250 credits. The Counseling Center assists students with course selection and test preparation in order to complete the graduation requirements.

The courses required for graduation are listed in the table below.

Course/Subject Duration Credits
English 4 years 40
Math 2 years (must pass Algebra 1) 20
Physical Education 2 years 20
Life Science 1 year 10
World Geography 1/2 year 5
Health 1/2 year 5
World History 1 year 10
US History 1 year 10
Government 1/2 year 5
Economics 1/2 year 5
Fine & Performing Arts / Foreign Language 1 year 10
Physical Science 1 year 10

Career Technical Education

Electives

1 year

 

10

90 credits

Transcripts

Complete a Transcript Request and bring it to the Registrar’s Office or mail the form with a check payable to Argonaut High School. Include the names of universities or colleges where you would like transcripts sent.

Transcripts are available through the Registrar’s Office for $5.00 per copy. Please call the registrar at 209-257-7751 to order a copy or you can fill out the attached form with your request to start the process.
Allow up to 5 days for transcript requests to be processed.

For assistance contact the registrar.