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CUSD SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM VISION STATEMENT
The School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.
 
CUSD SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests, and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
 
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Staying Calm
 
 
CLASSROOM LESSONS
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children understand and manage emotion, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
The goal of the school counseling program is to ensure all students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will lead to behaviors that support academic achievement and social-emotional well being. Throughout the school year school counselors will conduct lessons on various SEL topics. Please view our schedule below. 
 
September& October- Study Skills and SOS
November & December- Emotional Management 
January- Cultural Proficiency
Feburary- College and Career
 

SOS PARENT RESOURCES 

 
 
 
SCHOOL COUNSELOR: MRS. KRIKORIAN
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Email : gmkrikorian@capousd.org
Phone: 949-455-1901 (direct line)
MRS. KRIKORIAN
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Masters of Science and PPS Credential In Educational Counseling ~ University of La Verne
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology ~ California State Long Beach
 
SCHOOL COUNSELOR: MRS. RUIZ
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Email: maruiz@capousd.org
Phone: (949) 855-0162 ext 24003
MRS. RUIZ
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Masters of Science and PPS Credential In Educational Counseling ~ California State University, Bakersfield
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology ~ California State University, Bakersfield
 
SCHOOL COUNSELOR: MR. TOLLEFSON
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Email: mdtollefson@capousd.org
Phone: (949) 855-0162 ext 24005
Mike Tollefson school counselor