Counselors

"The mission statement for Brownell Middle School’s Counseling Department is to provide a school counseling program that cultivates and inspires continual growth and resilience. Throughout middle school, we will assist our students with their academic, social-emotional and college & career readiness. We are committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders, as we are all invested in our students’ success."

The CSU requires a minimum 15-unit pattern of courses for admission as a first-time freshman. Each unit is equal to a year of study in a subject area. A grade of C or better is required for each course you use to meet any subject requirement.

​Area

​Subject

​Years

​a.

History and Social Science (including 1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of civics or American government AND 1 year of social science)

​2

​b.​

English (4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature)

​4

​c.

Math (4 years recommended) including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or higher mathematics (take one each year)

​3

​d.

Laboratory Science (including 1 biological science and 1 physical science)

​2

​e.

Language Other Than English (2 years of the same language; American Sign Language is applicable - See below about a possible waiver of this requirement)

​2

​f.

Visual and Performing Arts (dance, drama or theater, music, or visual art)

​1

​g.

College Preparatory Elective (additional year chosen from the University of California "a-g" list)

​1​

​​​ ​​Total Required Courses​​​

​15​

Counseling Department Goals

  • To assist students with educational, college, career and personal goal planning.
  • To provide College and Career Awareness information and presentations.
  • To help students understand themselves and others.
  • To assist students with conflict resolution.
  • To facilitate the identification of students with special needs.
  • To provide crisis intervention when necessary.
  • To coordinate referrals to school and community support services.
  • To serve as a resource to students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Message from the Counselors: PSAT scores are available online.  An email was sent to you with instructions via email.  You will get a paper version along with actual tests later.  If you need help creating a College Board account, please see your counselors or download the instruction below.

Accessing PSAT on-line - CLICK HERE

CHS Course Catalog 2019-20

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GHS Course Catalog 2019-20

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CONTACT

Kara Armijo

Kara Armijo 
Ms. Armijo assists students with last names beginning with A-M.

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Ms. Armijo

Trujillo

Carlos Trujillo 
Mr. Trujillo assists students with lasts names beginning with N-Z and Spanish speaking students.

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Mr. Trujillo