Antioch High School
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School Counselors

Freeman, Lori
Hedges, LeeAnna
EDGE Counselor
Orozco, Violeta
School Counselor
Sanchez, Marlo
Media Tech Academy

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Personal and Social Support/Resources


  • School Violence Tipline: It's confidential, anynoymous and a safe place for students to report weapon(s) on campus, violent or suicidal threats, or other behaviors which might lead to violence on school campuses. 1-800-863-7600. Counselors are available 24/7.


  • STAND! Against Domestic Violence: 1-888-567-1273


  • Food Bank of Contra Costa: Groceries, pantries and meals 1-800-870-FOOD 


  • Homeless Shelters: Women/families 510-215-4860 Men: 510-215-4868


  • Community Counseling Center:925-798-9240   


  • Family Stress Center: 925-646-5788


  • Contra Costa Crisis Center: 1-800-863-7600 


  • CHAA (Community Health for Asian Americans): 925-778-1667


Welcome to the Antioch High School Counseling Home Page

The mission of Antioch High School's Counseling Department is to provide students with the support they need to succeed in school. We hope to provide assisstance between student's academics, the world of work, life at home, and the community by working with families, students and our Antioch High School staff.  

The Antioch High School Counseling Department provides comprehensive guidance services to all our AHS students. The school counselors are available to help students with academic success, educational planning, career exploration, and personal concerns. It takes time and patience to pursue long-term goals, and we strongly encourage students to start now in planning for their future.  
Ms. Hedges
ALL EDGE students
Mrs. Orozco
Students in Leadership and Public Service 
Ms. Sanchez
Students in the Media Tech Academy 
Mrs. Freeman
Students in Environmental Science Academy

College and Career Resources

  • Best Colleges of 2012 


  • College Board: Research more than 3000 colleges and choose the best one that matches your needs to pursue your career goals


  • CSU Mentor: Califronia State Univerisy: Everything including application on-line for every CSU campus. SENIORS begin applying October ist through November 30th 


  • University of California Pathways: Quick "in" to the UC system (seniors apply to UC November 1st through 30th) 


  • Independent Colleges and Universities: Search California's private colleges. 


  • California Community Colleges: Community colleges provide basic skills education, workforce training and courses that prepare students to transfer to a four-year university. 


  • The Common Application: Did you know you can send ONE application to more than 450 college universities in the United States that includes Yale, Harvard, and Pepperdine?  This website offers a simplified application process that allows you and school officials to fill out online forms a lot more efficiently.  Register and start searching for colleges. 


  • Los Medanos College (LMC): Earn an Associates Degree of a vocational certificate for your career path or take courses to prepare you to transfer to a 4-year university. 



  •  NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association): A helpful source for the Student-Athlete to play a sport and earn a college degree 


  • Who Do U Want 2B?: Did you know you can make money from what you enjoy doing?  Watch videos of young people who share their story about their passions in life and making it a career pathway.  Learn about occupations and the amount of money you can earn within the 15 career industries. 


Additional Resources

  • FAFSA: Submit an application online to qualify for loans, grants, and other types of financial aid for college and career training. 

  • AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities. AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.

  • Scholarships for high school seniors

  • FastWeb: Learn about different types of scholarships and apply for them. Scholarships offered based on ethnic background, family income, career goals, religious beliefs, sports, etc  

  • CalGrants: Do you want to see if you can qualify for free cash to help you pay for college?  Learn more about grants that California is offering to you through the California Student Aid Commission (CASC).

  • Mappying Your Future: Explore careers, prepare for college, pay for college, manage your money, etc. 

  •  AB540: A California state law that allows qualified undocumented students to pay for in-state tuition, instead of out-of-state tuition at CA public higher education institutions.  Website provides information and resources to students who are in financial need. 

  • California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE): Do you want to graduate early and go on to junior college, university, or trade/vocational school?  Take the CHSPE! 

  • Chafee Grant for foster youth: Receive up to $5,000 per year in free money to support your post-secondary goals.  

  • California High School Exit Exam: Get test questions samples to prepare for the test required for graduation 

  • Labor Laws for Minors:  check out this website to learn more about what you can and cannot do in a job. 

  • Study Guide Zone: Test taking strategies; develop study skills to help you academically 







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Above the influence: Learn about the facts of drugs and why people use them. What do you do when you have a close friend that is doing drugs or drinking alcohol. How do you get help for yourself? Get tips and advice about how to find help for yourself and your friends. Watch videos of young people who tell their story about drugs/alcohol. 


LOVE is Respect: This is the National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline where you can get support to learn about what it takes to have a healthy relationship. Talk to someone in confidence. 


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