Counseling Department

Nordhoff High School


Counseling Staff

Carly Futoran

Last Name A-Hi

Bronwen Cull-Michels

Last Name Ho-Ma

Kelly Grady Freedland

Last Name Mc-Z

Jaime Rooney

Assistant Principal

Essie Landsverk

Counseling and Athletic Secretary

Contacting your counselor in Fall 2020

Send an email by clicking the name above.

Send a message through parent square or student square.

Phone or Zoom appointments may be arranged by contacting your counselor through email/parent square first.

Contacting your counselor When we return to campus

Students:

In person

The counseling office is open from 7:25 to 3:00 and counselors are usually available before and after school and at snack and lunch. Students may drop by the office outside of class time to ask if their counselor is able to see them. If your counselor is not available, you may make an appointment by filling out a white counselor appointment sheet in the Counseling Office. Your counselor will send you a call slip.

By e-mail

Click on your counselor's name above to send an e-mail.

Parents:

By e-mail

Click on your child's counselor's name above to send an e-mail. E-mail Counseling Secretary Essie Landsverk elandsverk@ojaiusd.org to make an appointment.

By phone

Contact the counselors or make an appointment by calling Counseling Secretary Essie Landsverk at 805-640-4343 extension 1764.

Ways counselors can help

Academic

Counselors help students and families by monitoring academic progress at each semester and helping to create 4-year plans for students.

College and Career

Counselors work with students through the Get Focused, Stay Focused curriculum presented in their Social Studies and English classes to plan their lives after high school.

Personal and Social

Counselors can provide short-term and crisis counseling for students dealing with a variety of issues. Referrals are provided to families who require additional professional support.

Are you or a friend feeling:

Anxious? Sad? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Angry?

Counselors are here to help.

Stop by the counseling office to speak with your counselor. In an emergency or crisis, Essie can help locate her or another counselor if she is not in the office. For non-emergencies, you can fill out a counselor appointment sheet if your counselor is not available.

Need help right now?

Call 211 for resources in Ventura County

  • counseling

  • food assistance

  • domestic violence services

  • health care

  • substance abuse services

Need help outside of school hours?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255 or chat here

Read more about the counseling department in our brochure

College and Career Center

The Nordhoff High School College and Career Center assists students with college and career exploration and provides information on educational and career opportunities.

The CCC is coordinated by Briana Beebe. (click to email)

Please visit the CCC webpage for more information on the Center.

Resources

The 2020 Course Catalog contains descriptions of the courses offered at NHS (including the Health Science Academy and Career Technical Education Pathways), graduation requirements, and four-year university entrance requirements. The course catalog includes:

  • NHS Graduation Requirements

  • University requirements: UC/CSU a-g list


College Career Ready

Three Pathways to Success


As a Nordhoff student, you will be college career ready when you graduate. You will explore your interests, abilities, values, and goals in order to choose a path to success that is best for you. You will graduate ready to begin college-level course work at a Trade School, Community College or University and/or possess the knowledge and skills needed for employment or further training in a career.


To become College and Career Ready, pass your College and Career Foundations course, articulate it at the community college, and choose a pathway:

a-g Pathway

CTE Pathway

Combination Pathway



a-g Pathway Graduation Requirements

All semester grades must be A, B or C

English, P, H or AP: 4 years

Math, P, H or AP: 3 years, 4 recommended

Science: 3 years, 4 years recommended

History/Social Science: 4 years

Language other than English: 2 years required, 3 years recommended

Visual Performing Art: 1 year

PE/sports: 2 years/4 seasons

Additional courses: 3.5 years/35 credits

225 credits total



CTE Pathway Graduation requirements

English: 4 years

Math: 3 years

Science: 3 years

History/Social Science: 4 years

Career Tech Ed: 2 years in the same pathway (all semester grades in CTE must be A, B or C)

PE/sports: 2 years/4 seasons

Additional courses 4.5 years/45 credits

225 credits total

Combination Pathway Graduation Requirements

All semester grades must be A, B or C

English, P, H or AP: 4 years

Math, P, H or AP: 3 years, 4 recommended

Science: 3 years, 4 years recommended

History/Social Science: 4 years

Language other than English: 2 years required, 3 years recommended

Career Tech Ed: 2 years in the same pathway

Visual Performing Art: 1 year

PE/sports: 2 years/4 seasons

Additional courses: 1.5 years/15 credits

225 credits total

College and Career Handbook

Please click on the slideshow to the left to view our College and Career Ready handbook. This is a guide for students as they plan their future. It includes information for 9-12th grade students.


Spanish Handbook


Activities and reminders of important deadlines are also announced in the daily bulletin. Some dates are subject to change.


OUSD Non-discrimination Policy

The Ojai Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals or groups in district programs and activities. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying and sexual harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy status, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in all educational programs, school related or school sponsored activities, school attendance or employment policies which may have an impact or create a hostile environment at school as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and other applicable laws and regulations. For questions or concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying or sexual harassment, please contact the District's Discrimination, Equity, Complaint and Title IX Compliance Officer: Sherrill Knox, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services Ojai Unified School District 414 E. Ojai Avenue Ojai, CA 93023 or phone 805-640-4300 ext. 1015. Email sknox@ojaiusd.org.