College Counseling

The Counselor meets with students in large groups, small groups and individually to implement the counseling program.

College Counseling Program

The Silver Oak High School Counseling Program provides all students with a comprehensive school counseling curriculum which encourages the highest level of student achievement. Through a caring and engaging environment, we foster academic, career and personal/social growth to reach the students within our diverse population. Utilizing individual meetings, classroom presentations,a college counseling curriculum offered to the junior class and evening college nights, the counseling department works at helping every student meet their individual goals. Collaborating with teachers, administrators, parents and the Silver Oak community, we help all students to be successful lifelong learners.

What does the Silver Oak High Counselor do?


Araceli Rodriguez
College Counselor

The Counselor meets with students in large groups, small groups and individually to implement the counseling program by providing: 

Academic planning

Academic support interventions

Post-secondary planning and the college application process

College & Career planning

Financial Aid & Dream Act information

Education in understanding self and others

Scholarship resources

Peer relationships and effective social skills

Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution

Multicultural/diversity awareness

Crisis Intervention 

The counselor collaborates and consults with parents to address: 

Academic planning and support

Post-secondary planning

School-to-parent communications/concerns

Referral process



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Community Service

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Independent PE Contract

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HS Counselors talk "College"

A school counselor or college and career readiness counselor is one of the best resources available to help a student plan for life and education beyond high school. The counseling and career centers have information about admission tests, college preparation, post secondary education and career planning. 

Counselor Availability

The Silver Oak High School Counselor is available for student walk-in appointments anytime outside of instructional time; before and after school, as well as during lunch. Students can contact the counselor directly for an appointment. Parents and Community members can contact the office 510-370-3334 or Araceli directly at for an appointment.

Senior College Counseling Workshops


(October 1st-October 30th)

Our college counselor Ms. Rodriguez will be visiting the following Senior Thesis classes to assist seniors on the college application process, SAT/ACT registration, the letter of recommendation process and more! 


Please refer to the following schedule: 



Section 5

Thursday 1:00-2:00pm

Section 6

Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm

Section 7

Thursday  9:45-10:45am

Section 8

Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm