High School Counseling



Sutter Peak Counseling Department is there to help students navigate their path through High School and help prepare them as they move towards their post High School College and Career goals. 


There are many paths a student may take post High School: 

  • Work Force 

  • Trade/Vocational School 

  • Community College either for an AA degree and/or to transfer to a 4-year institution 

  • 4 Year College/University 

  • Military 

  • Other


The School Counselor can help with: 

  • Choosing Core/Elective Classes 

  • Reminders for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, CLEP, AP Tests 

  • College Applications 

  • College Tours 

  • Scholarship Applications 

  • Letters of Recommendations 

  • Technical Training Tours 

  • Volunteer Opportunities 

  • Internships 

  • Job Shadowing Opportunities 

  • Work Permits 

  • Referrals 

For any questions regarding high school, please contact our academic counselor

Christine Ziccardi, christine.ziccardi@pacificcharters.org

Chat with the Counselor

Although we don't have an office on a campus for you to meet with our Academic Counselor, Mrs. Ziccardi holds weekly Office Hours. We encourage high school students and their families to visit with her and ask any questions about high school course selections, college and/or career options, applications, letters of recommendation, scholarships, internships, work permits, as well as social, family and emotional concerns.  You can also log on and say "Hi!"  We love connecting with all of you! 

Click the link below to see a calendar of weekly virtual counselor hours and schedule an appointment.

Weekly Counselor Power Hour

Students in 8th-12th grade, come join us every Thursday at 2:00 PM for Power Hour where we talk about college, career, life skills, and more. Students can easily find the link to join on their student  Clever page.


Here is a list of upcoming topics: 

  • Jan 20  – College Visit – Sacramento City College 

  • Jan 27  – Life Skills – Resume Writing: Tips on Getting Started 

  • Feb 3  – Life Skills - 10 Things Every Teen Should Know: review of life skills, social skills, interviews, career searches, etc. 

  • Feb 10 (2 PM & 6:30 PM) – College Financial Aid - FAFSA Review – Afternoon AND Evening sessions 

  • Feb 17 – College Visit – University of Nevada - Reno 

  • Mar 3 - Trade School Visit - Universal Technical Institute

  • Mar 10 - Career Visit - Software Engineering and IT Careers

  • Mar 17 - Career Visit - Photography/Event Planner/Wedding Planner

  • Mar 24 - 10 Things Every Teen Should Know

  • Mar 31 - College Visit - Sierra College

  • April 7 - College Day: Planning, Advanced Ed, Decision Day

  • Health Care Careers Week 1 (Every day at 2:00 will host a different health care professional)

    • Apr 19 - Child Life Specialist

    • Apr 20 - Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist

    • Apr 21 - Hospital Admin and Ultrasound and Imaging

    • Apr 22 - CTE Pathways and High School Options

  • Health Care Careers Week 2 (Every day at 2:00 will host a different health care professional)

    • Apr 25 - Behaviorist

    • Apr 26 - Family Practice Doctor

    • Apr 27 - Doula/Midwife

    • Apr 28 - Nursing

    • Apr 29 - Paramedic

  • May 5 - Military Visit - Marines

  • May 12 - College Visit - Brigham Young University

  • May 19 - Life Skills - I am going to College - Now What?

  • May 26 - Work Permit Process before Summer


REMIND APP: For text reminders for Power Hour topics and meeting dates, join our Remind Group, by texting the number 81010 with the message @pcipwrhr


INCENTIVES: We will be offering a $5 gift card again this semester (your choice of either Starbucks, Crumbl Cookie, or Chipotle) to any student who attends 3 full power hour sessions and participates! 

If you can't make it to Power Hour, we do have many sessions recorded. Click below to view our Video Library.


Be sure to follow @spcounselor on Instagram.