Counseling Program at Central City Value
The mission of the Central City Value High School Counseling Program is for all students to have equitable access to a data-driven multi-tier, multi-domain school counseling program that allows students to reach their fullest potential. In collaboration with school leadership and community stakeholders, we provide holistic and comprehensive programs that promote self-advocacy and empowerment for all students through core-curriculum, small groups, individual counseling, and school-wide activities.
We advocate for individual uniqueness and respect, a safe and nurturing community, service to the community, and academic excellence by acknowledging the complex factors that influence students’ overall experiences. Together as an inclusive and welcoming school community our priority is to maximize students’ development in the areas of academic, social emotional, and college and career knowledge and skills.
Ms.Ramirez provides services to students in grades 9th-12th. She provides DIS Counseling for students in special education, working closely with each student on a specific facet they struggle with (e.g., social skills, executive functioning, motivation, emotion management) to support them in their success in school. She also provides social-emotional short-term counseling support to any student facing potentially acute situations such as loss of a loved one, self-harm, or anxious and/or depressed symptoms, as well as facilitating support groups to help students manage their stress. Ms. Ramirez collaborates with the crisis team after conducting threat assessments, and serves as a link bewteen home, school, and community to refer students to community mental health agencies. She enjoys advocating for mental health awareness and overseeing the student-led Active Minds Club, by creating various school-wide campaigns regarding suicide prevention, bullying prevention, and mental health.
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Mrs. Ibarra works closely with the 9th and 10th grade students. She works with them on a one-on-one level and as a whole. You will see her give classroom presentations on topics ranging from high school graduation requirements, university and college entrance requirements, social emotional skills and career readiness. She also focuses on early academic intervention. Another role of hers at Central is assisting students with independent studies. Sometimes students need to be out for a short amount of time, and she assists them with setting up contracts and oversees their implementation. She is also the Homeless and Foster Youth Liaison. If you are need of these services she has many resources to point you towards. She enjoys being part of the counseling team and assists the other counselors with special projects as well.
Phone: 213-471-4686 ext 216
Ms. Marroquin works with the 11th and 12th grade students. With the senior class her job consists of ensuring students meet the graduation credits to receive their High School diploma. Also, she ensures that A-G requirements are met by students so that they are college eligible Her role consists in assisting the senior class complete college applications, as well as, completion of the financial aid applications.
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