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Counseling Staff Contacts & Services

Appointment Request  

For STUDENTS ONLY

Students can request to meet with their counselor during class-time

Fill out the form that corresponds with your last name:

Last names: A - F  tiny.cc/brahmst_appointment

Last names : G - L  tiny.cc/tseng_appointment

Last names: M - R   tiny.cc/madrinan_appointment

Last names: S - Z  tiny.cc/veravaldez_appointment

Transition Counselor for Grade 9 Identified Students:  tiny.cc/schrenk_appointment

If you are looking for general information please peruse the WHS Website, and your counselor's virtual office or website; answers to most questions can be found there. 

 

Counselor Contact Info: Check out our Virtual Offices!

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OPEN HOURS:
Monday - Friday

8:15am - 3:45pm

 

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WHS Counseling and Support Staff
Name
Student
Last Names
Phone
Email
Carol Brahmst A - F x67110 cbrahmst@fusdk12.net
Britny Tseng G - L x67107

bradleytseng@fusdk12.net

Andrea Madrinan M - R x67106 amadrinan@fusdk12.net
Dolores Vera-Valdez S - Z x67151 dvera-valdez@fusdk12.net
Laura Schrenk 9th Transition x67360 lschrenk@fusdk12.net
Maria Ponssen College & Career Center x67243

mponssen@fusdk12.net

 

FUSD School Counselors Mission Statement:

The mission of FUSD School Counselors is to provide equitable opportunities to Educate, Challenge and Inspire students of all ages, talents and ability levels, while striving to prepare each with the social/emotional, academic and career skills required to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing world.

Portriat of a Fremont Graduate

FUSD School Counselors Vision Statement: 

All students graduating from FUSD exemplify the

Portrait of the Fremont Graduate!

 

Counseling Goals:  

Helping students have a positive experience in high school is the primary focus for school counseling. Students who need to discuss a personal matter or are experiencing a crisis, or would like help in planning their academic program to fit college or career goals can contact their counselor.  Counselors will respond to emails as soon as possible. 

Services:

The counseling staff at Washington High School is committed to providing each student with the information they need to progress through high school toward graduation and preparation for their next step into higher education. During their time as our students, we will assist them in this endeavor and provide guidance to suit their individual needs. WHS offers a variety of counseling services to the student body. 

Academic Information:

  • Personal appointments for graduation status and information
  • Personal appointments for college entrance requirements: status and information
  • Appointments for parent conferences
  • Distribution of student transcripts twice each year for student and parent review 
  • Annual classroom presentations to all students to review graduation and college prep requirements
  • Course selection and program advising; developing a 4 Year Plan
  • Support and guidance in use of online college and career planning program
  • Parent presentations focusing on graduation requirements and college prep
  • Financial Aid presentations for seniors and their parents
  • Incoming Freshmen orientation and registration in spring
  • Freshmen Orientation activities
  • Information and referral for tutoring resources
  • Attendance review
  • Fremont Adult School and FUSD Summer School registration for graduation deficiencies
  • Information and referral to alternative high school programs
  • Community college concurrent enrollment information and permission forms
  • 10th grade Career and College Exploration activities 
  • Assistance with college application process
  • Private College and Scholarship application workshop
  • Letters of recommendation for private colleges and scholarships
  • PSAT test for juniors and sophomores on campus in October

College & Career Center:

The College & Career Specialist is available by email which is listed on this page.  For more information, visit the College & Career Resource Center and the College Prep web pages.

 

  • College and Career Exploration

  • Personal Interest Inventories

  • Application Assistance

  • Letters of Recommendation Assistance

  • Senior Essay Assistance

  • PSAT/SAT/ACT guidelines, preparation and registration information 

  • Ohlone College orientation and registration for seniors during early spring

  • Vocational & Career Information

  • Military Information and Referral

  • Assessments to gauge personality, interests and abilities

  • Regional Occupational Program (ROP) information and coordination of student enrollment

Personal Counseling:

Understanding that students have experiences beyond school, the counseling staff recognizes the need to address personal concerns for our students as they arise. The counseling department can assist in the following ways:

  • Crisis and short term counseling for students
  • Parent conferences
  • Referrals to social service and counseling agencies

A word about confidentiality:

Counselors are required to adhere to the law regarding confidentiality of student information and take very seriously the need to protect the privacy of our students.

 

Defining the role of counseling:

I'm not sure where to go with my question...

Counselors can always guide you to find the appropriate place to get the information you need. We are a large high school so responsibilities are divided among staff. Concerns that involve student safety and discipline are administrative responsibilities that counselors will direct to the administration for follow up as incidents are encountered. Sometimes counselors receive complaints regarding an incident at school and in most instances, we are required to refer students and parents to the FUSD complaint policy that explains the necessary steps that must be taken in this process.

 

For Department Members and Contact Information - Staff List

Counseling Staff Virtual Offices & Webpages:

Carol Brahmst: A-F

Brahmst Webpage

Britny Tseng: G-L

Tseng Webpage

Andrea Madrinan: M-R

Dolores Vera-Valdez: S-Z

Laura Schrenk: Transition