Important News and Updates:

Mission Statement

Balboa Middle School’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program will provide all students with equitable opportunities for growth in academic, social and emotional, and career readiness domains.  In partnership with all stakeholders and a caring community, the school counseling program will offer all students opportunities to explore their passions, resolve obstacles, and contribute to their community.    

Vision Statement

The vision of Balboa Middle School’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program is for all students to successfully create a balanced life with challenging opportunities that equip them to successfully navigate their future lives.  Students will complete high school with a sense of belonging, accomplishment, excitement, and a plan for their future.  They will feel connected, self-reliant, creative, and will make positive contributions as members of their community.  

About Balboa

Established in 1961, Balboa Middle School currently serves 1,075 students in grades six through eight following a traditional calendar.  We tailor our programs to meet the needs of students in their transitional years from the self-contained ​classroom environment of an elementary school to the departmentalized program of a secondary school.  The Balboa community focuses on student learning and progress, resulting in a campus with few behavior concerns and distractions.  

School Counselor

Rigo Chavarin

Alpha: Last Names A-K

Office Phone: 805- 289-1800 ext 1011


School Counselor

Molly Gosselin

Alpha: Last Names L-Z

Office Phone: 805- 289-1800 ext 1014


Wellness Counselor

Mayra Cabrera

Wellness Center

Office Phone: 805- 289-1800 ext 2122


Request an Appointment

Please use the links below to make an appointment for non-urgent concerns. Urgent concerns should go to the counselor-of-the-day immediately when school is in session. 

To make an appointment with your counselor, please use the buttons below. Students please note you are more than welcome to see us without an appointment before school, afterschool, or during  the break periods. 

NEW (Formerly Anonymous Reports)

To make reports, please use email or numbers below

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Grading Periods

These are the grades that are recorded on student transcripts and can be found on Q. Grades are not final until end of the quarter so be sure to use progress reports to support monitoring. 

Semester 1

Quarter 1: October 20, 2023

Quarter 2: January 26, 2024

Semester 2

Quarter 3: March 28, 2024

Quarter 4: June 13th 

Important Dates 

Click link to see VUSD Calendar:

Click link to see Balboa Calendar: