CONTACT INFORMATION 
Sarah Yonan 
Counselor (A-K)             

(209) 257-
7753 
sarah.yonan@acusd.org 
 
Clarissa Bellotti 
Counselor (L-Z)        

(209) 257-
7752
clarissa.bellotti@acusd.org
 
Laura Larsen 
Registrar                   

(209)257-
7751
laura.larsen@acusd.org
 
Jennifer Putnam 
Career Technician
(209) 257-7757   

jputnam@acusd.org

 

 

FORMS
 
TEST PREP & REGISTRATION

SAT – Collegeboard

ACT Test

Khan Academy

ASVAB test

 

FINANCIAL AID & NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

California Student Aid Commission

FAFSA

California Dreamers Application

FastWeb

Cappex

CSU Paying for College

UC Tuition & Financial Aid

Common App Paying for College

Get College Ready

5 step Guide to Pay for College

College and COVID-19 ***

 

WORK PERMITS

Work permits are available in the main office or you can contact the Registrar, Laura Larsen (209)257-7751 email: Laura.larsen@acusd.org 

 
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

AMADOR COUNTY 

Emergency – Dial 911

Domestic Violence Help 223-2600 (Safe House)

Family Resource Network  472-3674 or (800) 847-3030 (Info for children with special needs)

First 5 Amador 257-1092

Health Department 223-6407 for Immunization, Family Planning, Pregnancy Test/Referral, STD Testing & Treatment, HIV Testing, Public Health Nurse, Stop Tobacco Use, Car Seats

Homeless Shelter 223-9215

Hospice of Amador 223-5500

Kene Me-Wu American Indian Resource Center (800) 792-7776

Motherlode Job Training        223-3341

Crisis Intervention Information Referral (209) 223-2600

Amador Pregnancy Help Center 223-3813

Amador STARR-Cancer Support 267-1246

Amador Transit Bus Service 267-9395

Nexus Youth and Family Services: continues to provide support to our students during this time. website: http://www.nexusyfs.org/

Amador County Behavioral Health: (209) 223-6412.   Toll Free Line (888) 310-6555     (Mental Health, Alcohol/Drug)

California Youth Crisis Line:    Call/Text 24/7 @ 800.843.5200.   Or chat: www.calyouth.org/chat https://calyouth.org/reducing-stress-during-covid-19/

 
FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS
We have created a uniform system for the process of accepting foreign exchange students into Amador County Public Schools.  Attached are the final versions of the board policy, and the administrative regulation.
Including the district forms for you to use in this process.
 

COUNSELING & GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

 
The Counselors have presented to all Seniors about Graduation, Post-Grad Plans, and College.  To see this information, click on Senior Presentation Slides 2022-23

 

 
 
 
Free Tuition with the Los Rios Promise Program
The partnering Los Rios Community College District schools include: Sacramento City, American River, Cosumnes River and Folsom Lake College.
For more details, please visit:
 
Please watch this video on Managing Anxiety with our Social-Emotional Counselor, Ms. Camargo

 

 

FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION 

The Argonaut High School Financial Aid Presentation was held in October for ALL students interested in learning how to pay for college or training and may need financial support. There was a representative from the California Student Aid Commission (https://csac.ca.gov) present with information as well as two representatives from Argonaut. 

This is presented and offered to all student although all SENIORS are required to apply for the FAFSA unless their parents choose not to and Opt Out.  Please check with your counselor about this.

Click on this link to access the Presentation: Argonaut HS Financial Aid Night 10.05.22

 

 

 

LOCAL COMUNITY COLLEGES – Links

     American River College
     Cosumnes River College
     Folsom Lake College
     Sacramento City College
     Sierra College (Rocklin, CA)
     San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
     Columbia Community College (Sonora, CA)

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Mission Statement The Argonaut High School Counseling and Guidance Department recognize that the primary mission of the high school is to ensure 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

 

COLLEGE PLANNING LINKS

University of California

California State University

California Community Colleges

California Independent Colleges and Universities

Amador College Connect

California Colleges

The Common App

The Coalition App

NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Eligibility WEBINAR for College Sports during COVID 

NAIA Eligibility Center

College Navigator

College Covered

The American College Foundation

College Atlas

Best College Search

Finding a Major

California Business Colleges

 

EARLY DECISION & EARLY ACTION

LINK: https://professionals.collegeboard.org/guidance/applications/early

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS

UC Virtual Tours

 

COVID-19 SUPPORT & Resources

Coping With Stress During COVID

Mental Health America

Parent Youth Helpline

Parents Tips and Tricks during Distance Learning

 
More AMADOR COUNTY Resources
  • ARC (Serves those with developmental disabilities) 267-5978
  • Central Sierra Child Support – Toll Free Line (866) 901-3212
  • Child Protective Services 223-6550 or after hours 223-1075
  • Community Action Agency 223-1485 (Energy Assistance, Amador Lifeline)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (800) 240-4956
  • Operation Care (800) 675-3392 or 223-2897
  • Police Departments: Ione274-2456, Jackson223-1771, Sutter Creek 267-5646
  • Probation Dept 223-6387
  • Sexual Assault Svcs 223-2600
  • Sheriff  223-6500
  • Sierra Hope (888) 722-2873
  • Sierra Wind Wellness Ctr 223-1956
  • Social Services/Welfare 223-6550
  • CA Tribal TANF 257-6150
  • Sutter Amador Hospital 223-7500
  • Resource Connection 223-1624
  • Victim-Witness Program 223-6474
  • WIC Women Infant & Children 223-7685 *24 Hour Availability  **Collect Calls Accepted

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Alcoholics Anonymous 1 (800) 851-1304

National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI helpline: 800.950.NAMI     email: info@nami.org.      Crisis text line: Text “NAMI” to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255   website: suicideispreventable.org

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