COUNSELING & GUIDANCE CENTER

PositionNameEmailPhoneStudents Supported
CounselorClarissa Bellotticlarissa.bellotti@acusd.org(209) 257-7752
RegistrarLaura Dillianlaura.dillian@acusd.org(209) 257-7751
Career TechnicianJennifer Putnamjputnam@acusd.org(209) 257-7757

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

This is our Top Ten Video for 2020.  It will be on our Counseling Services page until August 2020.  To see the Video, remember to click on the square in the top right of the video screen.

Click below Categories to View More Information

Community Resources for You

Hello Wonderful Students,

Here are some helpful resources as we manage the shelter in place mandates in Amador County. 

Please feel free to check out these links and contact information as needed AND remember you can always reach out to us. We are still here for you! 

Mrs. Bellotti

National Resources

  • California Youth Crisis Line.    Call or Text 24/7 at: 800.843.5200.   Or chat: www.calyouth.org/chat

https://calyouth.org/reducing-stress-during-covid-19/

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI helpline: 800.950.NAMI.      info@nami.org.      Crisis text line: Text “NAMI” to 741741

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1 (800) 273-8255    suicideispreventable.org

AMADOR COUNTY COMMUNITY RESOURCES

  • Nexus Youth and Family Services

Nexus Youth and Family Services will continue to provide support to our students during this time. For more information please visit their website: http://www.nexusyfs.org/

 

  • Amador County Behavioral Health. (209) 223-6412.   Toll Free Line* 1 (888) 310-6555     (Mental Health, Alcohol/Drug)
  • Crisis Intervention Information Referral (209) 223- 2600
  • For Emergency Dial 911
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 1 (800) 851-1304
  • Amador Pregnancy Help Center 223-3813
  • Amador STARR-Cancer Support 267-1246
  • Amador Transit Bus Service 267-9395
  • ARC (Serves those with developmental disabilities) 267-5978
  • Central Sierra Child Support

Toll Free Line* 1 (866) 901-3212

  • Child Protective Services * ** 223-6550

After hours 223-1075

  • Community Action Agency 223-1485

(Energy Assistance, Amador Lifeline)

  • Domestic Violence Help 223-2600

(Safe House)

  • Family Resource Network** 472-3674 or 1(800) 847-3030

(Info for children with special needs)

  • First 5 Amador 257-1092
  • Health Department 223-6407

-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

(Grief Busters for children)

  • Kene Me-Wu American Indian Resource Center 1 (800) 792-7776
  • Motherlode Job Training 223-3341
  • Narcotics Anonymous 1 (800) 240-4956
  • Operation Care 1 (800) 675-3392 or 223-2897
  • Police Departments:

-Ione Police-274-2456

-Jackson Police-223-1771

-Sutter Creek Police- 267-5646

  • Probation Department 223-6387
  • Sexual Assault Services* 223-2600
  • Sheriff’s Department* 223-6500
  • Sierra Hope 1 (888) 722-2873

(HIV/AIDS Support Services)

  • Sierra Wind Wellness Center 223-1956
  • Social Services/Welfare 223-6550
  • CA Tribal TANF 257-6150
  • Sutter Amador Hospital 223-7500
  • The Resource Connection 223-1624

(Child care resources)

  • Victim-Witness Program 223-6474
  • WIC Women Infant & Children 223-7685

*24 Hour Availability.   **Collect Calls Accepted

 

  • CYBERBULLYING PREVENTION

In an effort to protect students from any inappropriate use of the email accounts, we have also set up an account for students to report any cyberbullying or inappropriate email account use. If a student is a victim of this, please email cyberabuse@acusd.org  and an administrator will respond to handle the situation.

Student safety, including online safety, is always our number one priority.  Thank you for helping us keep all students safe while online.  

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

Presentations: Senior Classroom Presentation 2019

Student Services, Handouts, College Testing
  • Academic counseling towards the completion of graduation requirements and post-secondary options.
  • Scheduling, program adjustments provided as necessary.
  • Financial Aid Workshops click here for the September 30th program
  • Identification and referral of students with special needs to the Student Study Team.
  • College Application Assistance for Seniors.
  • Information is 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

 College TESTING SCHEDULE 2019-2020: Argonaut High School is the College Testing center for Amador County. Tests, unless specified, are held on Saturdays at the Argonaut campus including the SAT and ACT.

February 2020 11th Grade Presentation – Counselors were providing information on College, Post Graduation Plans, Military, etc.. 

 

 

AP Course Information
AP Course Contract 2019-2020
Important AP Information Link

The AP Testing for May 2020 will look different.  Read the AP HANDOUT

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.

Registrar

Laura Dillian – Email: laura.dillian@acusd.org – Phone: (209) 257-7751Transcript, Workers Permits, Enrollment

Graduation Requirements
Course/SubjectDurationCredits
English4 years40
Math2 years (must pass Algebra 1)20
Physical Education2 years20
Life Science1 year10
World Geography1/2 year5
Health1/2 year5
World History1 year10
US History1 year10
Government1/2 year5
Economics1/2 year5
Fine & Performing Arts / Foreign Language1 year10
Physical Science1 year10
Career Technical Education1 year10
Electives90 credits
How to Request your Transcript

Complete a Transcript Request and bring it to the Registrar’s Office or mail the form with a check payable to “Argonaut High School”.  Please include the names of universities or colleges where you would like your 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.

Click below Categories to View More Information

Community Resources for You

Hello Wonderful Students,

Here are some helpful resources as we manage the shelter in place mandates in Amador County. 

Please feel free to check out these links and contact information as needed AND remember you can always reach out to us. We are still here for you! 

Ms. D and Mrs. Bellotti

National Resources

  • California Youth Crisis Line.    Call or Text 24/7 at: 800.843.5200.   Or chat: www.calyouth.org/chat

https://calyouth.org/reducing-stress-during-covid-19/

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI helpline: 800.950.NAMI.      info@nami.org.      Crisis text line: Text “NAMI” to 741741

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1 (800) 273-8255    suicideispreventable.org

AMADOR COUNTY COMMUNITY RESOURCES

  • Nexus Youth and Family Services

Nexus Youth and Family Services will continue to provide support to our students during this time. For more information please visit their website: http://www.nexusyfs.org/

 

  • Amador County Behavioral Health. (209) 223-6412.   Toll Free Line* 1 (888) 310-6555     (Mental Health, Alcohol/Drug)
  • Crisis Intervention Information Referral (209) 223- 2600
  • For Emergency Dial 911
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 1 (800) 851-1304
  • Amador Pregnancy Help Center 223-3813
  • Amador STARR-Cancer Support 267-1246
  • Amador Transit Bus Service 267-9395
  • ARC (Serves those with developmental disabilities) 267-5978
  • Central Sierra Child Support

Toll Free Line* 1 (866) 901-3212

  • Child Protective Services * ** 223-6550

After hours 223-1075

  • Community Action Agency 223-1485

(Energy Assistance, Amador Lifeline)

  • Domestic Violence Help 223-2600

(Safe House)

  • Family Resource Network** 472-3674 or 1(800) 847-3030

(Info for children with special needs)

  • First 5 Amador 257-1092
  • Health Department 223-6407

-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

(Grief Busters for children)

  • Kene Me-Wu American Indian Resource Center 1 (800) 792-7776
  • Motherlode Job Training 223-3341
  • Narcotics Anonymous 1 (800) 240-4956
  • Operation Care 1 (800) 675-3392 or 223-2897
  • Police Departments:

-Ione Police-274-2456

-Jackson Police-223-1771

-Sutter Creek Police- 267-5646

  • Probation Department 223-6387
  • Sexual Assault Services* 223-2600
  • Sheriff’s Department* 223-6500
  • Sierra Hope 1 (888) 722-2873

(HIV/AIDS Support Services)

  • Sierra Wind Wellness Center 223-1956
  • Social Services/Welfare 223-6550
  • CA Tribal TANF 257-6150
  • Sutter Amador Hospital 223-7500
  • The Resource Connection 223-1624

(Child care resources)

  • Victim-Witness Program 223-6474
  • WIC Women Infant & Children 223-7685

*24 Hour Availability.   **Collect Calls Accepted

 

  • CYBERBULLYING PREVENTION

In an effort to protect students from any inappropriate use of the email accounts, we have also set up an account for students to report any cyberbullying or inappropriate email account use. If a student is a victim of this, please email cyberabuse@acusd.org  and an administrator will respond to handle the situation.

Student safety, including online safety, is always our number one priority.  Thank you for helping us keep all students safe while online.  

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

Presentations: Senior Classroom Presentation 2019

Student Services, Handouts, College Testing
  • Academic counseling towards the completion of graduation requirements and post-secondary options.
  • Scheduling, program adjustments provided as necessary.
  • Financial Aid Workshops click here for the September 30th program
  • Identification and referral of students with special needs to the Student Study Team.
  • College Application Assistance for Seniors.
  • Information is 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

 College TESTING SCHEDULE 2019-2020: Argonaut High School is the College Testing center for Amador County. Tests, unless specified, are held on Saturdays at the Argonaut campus including the SAT and ACT.

February 2020 11th Grade Presentation – Counselors were providing information on College, Post Graduation Plans, Military, etc.. 

 

 

AP Course Information
AP Course Contract 2019-2020
Important AP Information Link

The AP Testing for May 2020 will look different.  Read the AP HANDOUT

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.

Registrar

Laura Dillian – Email: laura.dillian@acusd.org – Phone: (209) 257-7751Transcript, Workers Permits, Enrollment

Graduation Requirements
Course/SubjectDurationCredits
English4 years40
Math2 years (must pass Algebra 1)20
Physical Education2 years20
Life Science1 year10
World Geography1/2 year5
Health1/2 year5
World History1 year10
US History1 year10
Government1/2 year5
Economics1/2 year5
Fine & Performing Arts / Foreign Language1 year10
Physical Science1 year10
Career Technical Education1 year10
Electives90 credits
How to Request your Transcript

Complete a Transcript Request and bring it to the Registrar’s Office or mail the form with a check payable to “Argonaut High School”.  Please include the names of universities or colleges where you would like your 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.

Click below Categories to View More Information

Community Resources for You

Hello Wonderful Students,

Here are some helpful resources as we manage the shelter in place mandates in Amador County. 

Please feel free to check out these links and contact information as needed AND remember you can always reach out to us. We are still here for you! 

Ms. D and Mrs. Bellotti

National Resources

  • California Youth Crisis Line.    Call or Text 24/7 at: 800.843.5200.   Or chat: www.calyouth.org/chat

https://calyouth.org/reducing-stress-during-covid-19/

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI helpline: 800.950.NAMI.      info@nami.org.      Crisis text line: Text “NAMI” to 741741

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1 (800) 273-8255    suicideispreventable.org

AMADOR COUNTY COMMUNITY RESOURCES

  • Nexus Youth and Family Services

Nexus Youth and Family Services will continue to provide support to our students during this time. For more information please visit their website: http://www.nexusyfs.org/

 

  • Amador County Behavioral Health. (209) 223-6412.   Toll Free Line* 1 (888) 310-6555     (Mental Health, Alcohol/Drug)
  • Crisis Intervention Information Referral (209) 223- 2600
  • For Emergency Dial 911
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 1 (800) 851-1304
  • Amador Pregnancy Help Center 223-3813
  • Amador STARR-Cancer Support 267-1246
  • Amador Transit Bus Service 267-9395
  • ARC (Serves those with developmental disabilities) 267-5978
  • Central Sierra Child Support

Toll Free Line* 1 (866) 901-3212

  • Child Protective Services * ** 223-6550

After hours 223-1075

  • Community Action Agency 223-1485

(Energy Assistance, Amador Lifeline)

  • Domestic Violence Help 223-2600

(Safe House)

  • Family Resource Network** 472-3674 or 1(800) 847-3030

(Info for children with special needs)

  • First 5 Amador 257-1092
  • Health Department 223-6407

-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

(Grief Busters for children)

  • Kene Me-Wu American Indian Resource Center 1 (800) 792-7776
  • Motherlode Job Training 223-3341
  • Narcotics Anonymous 1 (800) 240-4956
  • Operation Care 1 (800) 675-3392 or 223-2897
  • Police Departments:

-Ione Police-274-2456

-Jackson Police-223-1771

-Sutter Creek Police- 267-5646

  • Probation Department 223-6387
  • Sexual Assault Services* 223-2600
  • Sheriff’s Department* 223-6500
  • Sierra Hope 1 (888) 722-2873

(HIV/AIDS Support Services)

  • Sierra Wind Wellness Center 223-1956
  • Social Services/Welfare 223-6550
  • CA Tribal TANF 257-6150
  • Sutter Amador Hospital 223-7500
  • The Resource Connection 223-1624

(Child care resources)

  • Victim-Witness Program 223-6474
  • WIC Women Infant & Children 223-7685

*24 Hour Availability.   **Collect Calls Accepted

 

  • CYBERBULLYING PREVENTION

In an effort to protect students from any inappropriate use of the email accounts, we have also set up an account for students to report any cyberbullying or inappropriate email account use. If a student is a victim of this, please email cyberabuse@acusd.org  and an administrator will respond to handle the situation.

Student safety, including online safety, is always our number one priority.  Thank you for helping us keep all students safe while online.  

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

Presentations: Senior Classroom Presentation 2019

Student Services, Handouts, College Testing
  • Academic counseling towards the completion of graduation requirements and post-secondary options.
  • Scheduling, program adjustments provided as necessary.
  • Financial Aid Workshops click here for the September 30th program
  • Identification and referral of students with special needs to the Student Study Team.
  • College Application Assistance for Seniors.
  • Information is 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

 College TESTING SCHEDULE 2019-2020: Argonaut High School is the College Testing center for Amador County. Tests, unless specified, are held on Saturdays at the Argonaut campus including the SAT and ACT.

February 2020 11th Grade Presentation – Counselors were providing information on College, Post Graduation Plans, Military, etc.. 

 

 

AP Course Information
AP Course Contract 2019-2020
Important AP Information Link

The AP Testing for May 2020 will look different.  Read the AP HANDOUT

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.

Registrar

Laura Dillian – Email: laura.dillian@acusd.org – Phone: (209) 257-7751Transcript, Workers Permits, Enrollment

Graduation Requirements
Course/SubjectDurationCredits
English4 years40
Math2 years (must pass Algebra 1)20
Physical Education2 years20
Life Science1 year10
World Geography1/2 year5
Health1/2 year5
World History1 year10
US History1 year10
Government1/2 year5
Economics1/2 year5
Fine & Performing Arts / Foreign Language1 year10
Physical Science1 year10
Career Technical Education1 year10
Electives90 credits
How to Request your Transcript

Complete a Transcript Request and bring it to the Registrar’s Office or mail the form with a check payable to “Argonaut High School”.  Please include the names of universities or colleges where you would like your 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.

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