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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 school counselor

Christine Ziccardi,

Chat with the Counselor

Although we don't have an office on a campus for you to meet with our School 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 just 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 the First and Third Thursday at 3:00 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: 

Fall Semester

  • Sept 7  – Naviance Review (Career and College Exploration Tool)

  • Sept 14 - Organizational Skills to be successful in School

  • Sept 21  – Scholarships

  • Oct 5 - UTI - Universal Technical Institute - Trade School for Automechanic and Diesel Technology

  • Oct 9 - Delta College

  • Nov 2 -  UC/CSU Application Review/Support

  • Nov 16 -  Resume Writing

  • Dec 7 - Dual Enrollment (high school students can take community college classes!)

  • Dec 21 - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Spring Semester

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

Work Permit Application

Congratulations on looking for a new job! Please download the Work Permit Application and follow these steps to get a permit.

  1. Fill out the "Minor's Section"

  2. Get your parent to sign the form

  3. Get your new employer to fill out and sign their section.  (I suggest bringing out this almost completed form to any job interview.  When your new employer offers you a job, you can bring it out and hand it to them to fill out and sign.  It makes you look very prepared.)

  4. Return the application to Mrs. Ziccardi ( to process.  She will turn it around within 24 hours and send you the official permit to give to your employer.


Be sure to follow @spcounselor on Instagram. 

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