Counseling Corner

Monthly Newsletter

The James Lick counseling department works to support each James Lick student achieve his/her college & career goals. This includes setting goals based on strengths and interests, making a four year plan, checking on grades, making classroom presentations, using on-campus pre-college resources, such as, The College Hub & iMentor, and using Naviance as our vehicle for communication & information.

Check out these events coming up

This Week:

Friday, September 22nd:

    • End of the 1st Marking Period

Monday, September 25th:

    • Higher Education Day
    • ESUHSD College Night at Independence High School
    • 6pm-8pm
DACA Clinic MLK 0925 - Final.pdf
2017 College Night Flyers-Updated 9.6.17.pdf

Interesting Opportunities for Students

Free SAT Prep Courses are Back

  • Open to Seniors and Juniors
  • Deadline to Register is 9/14/17

Link to Register

  • Class is EVERY Thursday and Saturday
    • September 21st-November 30th
  • Location:
    • Thursdays: Dr. Roberto Cruz Library (Across the Street)
    • Saturdays: Family College Success Center
              • 142771 Story Rd. San Jose, CA 95127


    • Thursday, September 14th 5:30pm-7:00pm
    • Students must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Handouts, important documents and materials will be passed out.
    • If you cannot attend or have any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Martha Alvarez at


Copy of CSU East Bay (1).pdf
CSUEB FT PermissionsSlip.pdf

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Get it signed and turn in to the College Hub, Room 707

SCU Field trip (Updated).pdf
SCU FT PermissionSlip.pdf

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Get it signed and turn in to the College Hub, Room 707

The College Hub (Room 707) is now open

Open everyday from 8:30 to 4:30pm to help you fill out your financial aid applications, explore colleges and careers and search for scholarships. They will assist you signing up for the SAT or ACT Tests.


This year all juniors and seniors will take part in the iMentor program at James Lick. Students are paired with a professional in the community and will participate in weekly lessons during US history & government classes.

Spartan Promise

The East Side Union High School District and San Jose State University have created a pathway with guaranteed admission to seniors who meet their specific criteria. Will you be ready to meet these requirements? Check out: Spartan East Side Promise

DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Difference Between DREAM Act, CA Dream Act, DACA, and AB 540.pdf

College of the Month

San Jose State University

Fun Facts:

  • Located: 1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192
  • Founded in 1857
  • Oldest California State University (CSU)
  • Mascot: Sammy the Spartan
  • Colors: Blue & Gold
  • Popular Majors:
    • Business Management, Accounting, Engineering (Various), Nursing, Psychology, Biological Sciences
  • Campus Organizations & Communites:
    • Pride Center & Gender Equity Center
    • MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
    • Alpha Phi Omega
    • Black Student Union
    • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
    • Over 400 active student organizations
  • Famous Alumni
    • John Carlos - 1968 Olympic bronze medalist
    • Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham
    • Amy Tan
    • Jessica McClintock
  • Public Institution
    • Bachelor's and Master's Degrees
    • Multiple Subject & Single Subject Teaching Credentials
    • Registered Nurse Licenses
    • PPS Counseling Credentials
    • and much more!
  • Link to San Jose State University:

your jlhs counselors

Ms. Chavez


Mr. Loya


Ms. Vasquez


Ms. Llanos-Richards