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Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies In Pursuit of Excellence

5931 W. 18th St., Los Angeles, CA 90035 Phone: (323) 549-5900 Fax: (323) 938-8737
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LACES Counseling Services

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
Counseling Services
2018-2019
 
Staff
1. Catalina Hwang – Assistant Principal, Secondary Counseling Services
   Nicole Saulet- Grades 8 and 12
    Denise Baldonado- Grades 9 and 10
    Saray Reddick- Grades 7 and 11
    Marci Banner- Grade 6
 
Counseling services available to parents, students and staff
 
1. Parent conferences (may include parent, student, teacher and counselor in any combination regarding):
     A. Placement in required Math and English classes
     B. Behavior problems – both inside and outside of class
     C. Scheduling requests and problems
     D. Grades and progress reports
     E. General school adjustment
     F. Requests for information (e.g. test results, school program, etc.)
 
2. Student conferences
     A. All students - grades 6-12
       1. Teacher referrals for classroom behavior
       2. Attendance and tardy problems
       3. Self-referrals for problems or information
       4. Program adjustments
       5. Grades and progress reports
       6. Dissemination of information regarding required and elective courses (course descriptions and requirements at each level)
       7. Career information
 
     B. Students - grades 9-12
       1. Individual conferences regarding program planning to meeting graduation requirements as well as college requirements
       2. College/Scholarship advisement
       3. College Representative meetings
       4. Career advisement
 
3. Services to the Staff
     A. Counseling students referred for behavior, attendance, poor achievement, etc.
     B. Arrange parent conferences as needed to solve problems indicated in (A) above
     C. Work with departments to assure proper placement of students in required classes
     D. Conferences with teachers regarding individual students toward resolution of any problems
     E. Equalization of class load
     F. Consultation regarding course offerings and curriculum development
 
4. Testing program
     A. Administration of competency tests as mandated by the state and district
     B. Diagnostic Testing (Reading, Writing and Math)
       1. Upon entrance to LACES for placement purposes
       2. Progression to the next level in Math and English
     C. Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude (PSAT) – Grades 7-11
       1. Practice test for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) required for college entrance
       2. Possible qualification for National Merit Scholarship competition – Grade 11 only
     D. Information and applications for:
       1. Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) for college entrance
       2. American College Testing Program (ACT) for college entrance