JLHS Counseling Corner


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:

Saturday, April 21st: Saturday Academy

Monday, April 23rd: Assessment/Orientation for San Jose City College

Tuesday, April 24th: iMentor Night for Juniors

Thursday, April 26th: iMentor Night for Juniors

Tuesday, May 1st: SENIORS: Student Intent to Register (SIR) to a University or College, iMentor Senior Celebration

Wednesday, May 2nd: CONNECTIONS

Thursday, May 3rd: DCAC Decision Day Lunch Celebration, College Hub Cohort Night-time Celebration for Seniors

Tuesday, May 15th: Ryan Oyama Awards, 7pm GYM

Wednesday, May 16th: Honor Night, 7pm, GYM

Wednesday, May 23rd: Graduation, 6pm, Football Stadium

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Exciting opportunity:

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interesting Opportunities for students

Sprint Phone Distribution

The phone company Sprint is having a cell phone distribution drive. They are providing cell phones to selected students at James Lick. You must return the signed form you have received to Ms. Leonardo in order to participate.

Saturday Academy from 8 am to Noon

Get help with homework, tutoring & computer use on campus on 03/10, 3/24, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19

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

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College of the Month

University of california santa barbara

Fun Facts:

Located: Santa Barbara

Founded: 1891

History: Originally founded in 1891 as the Anna Blake School for home economics and industrial arts.

Mascot: Gaucho

Colors: Blue & Gold

  • The campus is located on cliffs directly above the Pacific Ocean
  • One of the only universities in the US with its own lagoon and beach; various walking and bicycle paths across campus
  • Extensive biking system where bicyclists have right-of-way; 53% of students bicycle

Popular Majors: Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology and Visual and Performing Arts

Campus Organizations & Communities:

  • Over 400 active student organizations.
  • Active Minds - raising mental health awareness
  • Human Rights Group
  • KCSB 91.19 and The Daily News

Famous Alumni

    • Steve Aoki, electro house musician
    • Robby Krieger, The Doors guitarist
    • Jack Johnson, singer-songwriter and former professional surfer
    • Gwyneth Paltrow, actress

Public Institution

    • Bachelor's, Master's and PhD's Degrees
  • Link to University of California Santa Barbara: https://www.ucsb.edu/

your jlhs counselors

Top Left to Right: Ms. Chavez and Ms. Vasquez.

Bottom Left to Right: Ms.Llanos and Mr.Loya

Ms. Chavez



Mr. Loya



Ms. Vasquez



Ms. Llanos-Richards



For suggestions: Email Ruby Chavez: chavezr@esuhsd.org