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welcome to the phs counseling department!

welcome to the phs counseling department!

There are 4 Counselors and 5 additional Staff in the PHS Counseling Office


What do Counselors do?

Counselors are available to assist students and parents with:
  • Making appropriate decisions concerning educational and vocational objectives, school programs, and relationships with teachers, administrators, and other pupils.
  • Work with students to develop competencies in the areas of educational, personal, and vocational development.
  • Through individual and group presentations, help students select appropriate courses, plan for post-secondary education or training required to reach their career goals.
  • All students are connected to a comprehensive system of support services, activities, and opportunities at Ponderosa or within the community to help them achieve their goals. 

Counseling Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 

The office is typically closed when school is not in session (i.e. Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, etc.).
Summer hours will be posted at the end of May.

To schedule a meeting with your counselor, come into the Counseling Office or Contact the Counseling Office Secretary: 530-677-2281, ext. 2225


Class Schedules

Students can log in to Aeries to view their schedule. Schedule change request forms are no longer being accepted. If you have concerns about your current schedule or wish to plan for next year, please contact your Counselor.   You may also review the FAQ's for common questions.

Wellness Center

For an initial referral to the Wellness Center, please stop by the Counseling Office or contact your Counselor directly. The Wellness Center staff may be reached using the following email address, or you may use the following general telephone number to access the Wellness Center: (530) 280-2009 or

Algebra 1 Challenge Exam

This exam is for students who wish to test out of Algebra 1 and accelerate into Geometry as a freshman.  To do so, the student must demonstrate competence in topics covered in a full-year Algebra 1 course.  Students who want to take the challenge exam must read the information flyer on this process at this link.  The date and time for the Fall 2024 (Class of 2028) exam has not yet been determined. 

Where can I find more resources?

- Please use the left navigational buttons for more information or contact our office.
- We encourage you to check out the College & Career Center page.  Here, you will find many links to resources that include:
  • Grade level planning
  • College and career planning
  • Scholarship information
  • Upcoming events