Counseling Home

Welcome to La Quinta's Guidance Office!

Upon entering La Quinta High School, every student is assigned to a school counselor who becomes the first source of help in planning courses and developing academic and career goals. All students have equal access to their school counselors and all services they provide. Students remain with the same school counselor for their entire stay at La Quinta High School.

School counselors at La Quinta High School are committed to providing a comprehensive school counseling program. Each student and parent can expect guaranteed services as a result of the program design.

The three major areas are:

  • College Advisory units in grades 9 through 12.
  • Responsive services providing assistance with personal situations requiring individualized assistance.
  • Individual and group educational and career planning.


School counselors are assigned according to the student's last name:

Maricela Jauregui, Counselor (A - Gom)

Adriana Esquivel, Counselor (Gon - Lopez)

Daisy Gutierrez Counselor (Lu - Nguyen, J)

Patricia Tran Counselor (Nguyen, K - Pham)

Lucy FitzRandolph Counselor (Phan - Tran, S)

Oscar Jasso Counselor (Tran, T - Z & AVID)


Our Guidance Office staff is also here to help you:

Nancy Logue, Registrar

Blanca Davila, Clerk II

Students will receive:

  • High school course planning to meet college entrance requirements
  • Opportunities to meet with college representatives on the high school campus and at the District College Information Night
  • Testing Information (PSAT, ACT, SAT, AP, CAHSEE, CST)
  • Monthly senior newsletters mailed to senior parents and posted on the website
  • Financial aid / scholarship information
  • Assistance with applications, scholarship and admission recommendations
  • College information appropriate to individual goals
  • Regional Occupational Program advisement and enrollment
  • Community college program information
  • Trade, technical and vocational school information
  • Military service information


Students and parents can also expect the following services:

  • Development of a personal academic plan
  • Pre-enrollment orientation to include the scheduling process and graduation requirements
  • Registration, scheduling, and program adjustments as needed
  • Test results interpretation
  • Parent conferencing, parent-teacher conference arrangements
  • Counseling assistance and community referral information for special needs
  • Special grade reports provided upon request
  • Transcripts and graduation status reports provided twice yearly


Parent/Student Resources

Parents or students interested in reading the State adopted Academic Content Standards in the areas of English-Language Arts, Mathematics, History-Social, Science and Visual and Performing Arts can visit the California Department of Education website.