American High School

Overview

 

 

Counselors Overview

 

Students are assigned to an alpha counselor for grades 9-12. Student assignments by counselor are noted in the table below.

 

The College and Career Specialist manages our Career Center and is an integral part of the counseling team. 

 

 

Counselor

Assignments

Ext.

Email

Contact

Preference

Suzanne Ayriss

A-D (grades 9-12)

57211

sayriss@fremont.k12.ca.us

Phone

Teri Sorensen

E-LE (grades 9-12)

57261

tsorensen@fremont.k12.ca.us

Email

Sarah Nahigian

LI-R (grades 9-12 )

57220

snahigian@fremont.k12.ca.us

Email

Bonnie Ronkainen

S-Z (grades 9-12 )

57607

blackore@fremont.k12.ca.us

Email

Karen Recar

Special Programs Counselor

2nd and 4th Wed, Thurs, Friday

57248

krecar@fremont.k12.ca.us

Email

Theresa D’Audney

College /Career Specialist

57408

tdaudney@fremont.k12.ca.us

Email

 

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How to schedule a meeting with your counselor

 

For meetings with parents:

  • Email or phone counselor to set up appointment.
  • Student meetings are given priority.
  • Counselors cannot accommodate drop in visits from parents. Please schedule a meeting. 
  • Due to large counselor caseloads, please allow two school days for a reply. 
 
For meetings with student only: 
  • For crisis situations, students can ask to see a counselor throughout the school day without a pass.
  • Students may see their counselor at brunch, lunch, or after school. 

Note that during the school holidays and breaks, counselors do not check their email.  


A Note About Confidentiality

 
By law, most of what students share with their counselor is protected by confidentiality.   Below are examples of information that is NOT confidential.
  1. Academics

  2. Harm to self

  3. Harm to others (threats to others safety)

  4. Others harming students (neglect, physical or sexual abuse or assault, etc.)

  5. Violations on school property (stealing, distributing drugs/weapons, harm to school property/vandalism, etc.)

If you are ever unsure about what is considered confidential, please ask your counselor to review the limits of confidentiality and answer any questions you have. As counselors, our ultimate goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to share, while at the same time, ensuring both student and school safety
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