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High School Guidance Counseling

Excel Academy’s School Counselors provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports students holistically. Excel’s team strives to provide opportunities for all students to acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills needed to have a meaningful and successful educational experience. The combination of our high-quality education, award-winning Teachers of Record, and credentialed counselors empower and promote students to go beyond simply mastering their subject matter. Students are taught how to be bold, mindful, and creative as they develop their skills to be problem solvers, self-motivated explorers, and independent thinkers. Excel Academy’s School Counselor will advocate, collaborate, and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate and provide students with an education to achieve personal and academic success in this ever-changing world.

For questions, please contact Melissa O’Dell at or Lisa Durham at

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Letter of Recommendation Template

Career Links:

California CareerZone is a career exploration and planning system designed especially for students.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Interested in researching what the current highest paying jobs are? Or what industry has the fastest growing occupation opportunities? We encourage you to visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics which has some great tools to research information on careers.

Free Career Test - Your Free Career test provides a short quiz (about 50 questions) and gives you a possible career based on your answers with links to research more about the career and colleges.

Interested in joining the military? Check out the following links:

Alternative Tests:

General Educational Development (GED) Tests are administered by states and jurisdictions to measure the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study. GED® graduates earn a GED® credential.

The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) is a voluntary test that assesses proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills taught in public schools. Eligible persons who pass the CHSPE are awarded a Certificate of Proficiency by the California State Board of Education.