Student Support

Personal Counseling

The many changes that occur during high school can cause challenges that may be resolved if they are explored in a non-judgmental environment. Our counselors are available to students who are experiencing personal difficulties, including adjustment challenges, issues with peers, or stress with school. Our staff is available to offer support and guide students through the challenges of adolescence.


Students can request to visit with one of the personal counselors, or they may be referred by faculty, staff or parents. While opportunities for counseling are available to all students, it is completely voluntary.

Academic Advising

All Salesian students meet regularly with an academic adviser to develop an appropriately challenging curriculum and to ensure that all graduation requirements will be met. The academic advising team also supports and counsels students as they navigate scheduling, placement testing and credit fulfillment.

Academic Success Program

The Academic Success Program for freshmen provides individualized and group tutoring, resource support and study skills assistance for the transition to high school. Our Resource Specialist helps freshmen manage the rigors of a college prep curriculum while inspiring confidence and motivation to succeed.


Support is provided to students with IEPs and/or learning differences, low test scores on the HSPT entrance exam, teacher or counselor recommendations, and students with 504 plans.

Jack Stevens
Guidance Director
or (510) 234-4433 ext. 1403

David Franklin
Personal Counselor
or (510) 234-4433 ext. 1217


LaKeasha Pittman
Personal Counselor