American High School

Overview

AHS Counseling

 

 

Counselor

Assignments

Ext.

Email

Contact

Preference

Suzanne Ayriss

A-D (9-12)

57211

sayriss@fremont.k12.ca.us

Phone

Teri Sorensen

E-Le (9-12)

57261

tsorensen@fremont.k12.ca.us

Email

Sarah Nahigian

Li-R (9-12 )

57220

snahigian@fremont.k12.ca.us

Email

Bonnie Ronkainen

S-Z (9-12 )

57607

blackore@fremont.k12.ca.us

Email

Fiona Weismehl

Special Programs Counselor

57248

fweismehl@fremont.k12.ca.us

Email

Theresa D’Audney

College /Career Specialist

57408

tdaudney@fremont.k12.ca.us

Email

 

How to schedule a meeting with your counselor

 

Parents/Guardians:

  • Email or call your student's counselor to set up appointment.
  • Student meetings are given priority.
  • Please note that counselors cannot accommodate drop-in visits from parents. Please schedule a meeting. 
  • Due to large counselor caseloads, please allow two school days for a response.
 
Students: 
  • 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.

 

During the school holidays and breaks, counselors do not check their email regularly.  

 


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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