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Welcome to La Quinta's Guidance Office!

The comprehensive school counseling program in the Garden Grove Unified School District is designed to ensure equity and access for all students by connecting their school counseling program to the school’s vision and the district’s strategic plan for student success. The program is founded on services that focus on academic, personal/social, and college/career readiness. All students will receive guidance in helping them form healthy goals, mindsets, and behaviors, as well as effective decision-making skills for personal growth and development. All students will have access to mental health counseling and services, as well as referrals to school-based and community resources, as needed. In addition, the school counseling program assists in the district’s vision of preparing all students to be successful and responsible citizens, who contribute and thrive in a diverse society.


The school counseling program consists of: individual/group counseling, college/career readiness, academic planning, and social-emotional support. With a data-driven focus, our school counselors deliver systematic and developmentally appropriate curriculum for postsecondary readiness and success. School counselors assist in closing opportunity gaps to improve student achievement, attendance, and discipline, resulting in students being prepared for lifelong success.


GGUSD school counselors will help every student overcome barriers to learning, and develop academic and personal skills, and prepare students for lifelong success.

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


Maricela Jauregui, (A - Gom)


Adriana Esquivel, (Gon - Lopez)


Daisy Gutierrez, (Lu - Nguyen, J)


Patricia Tran, (Nguyen, K - Pham)


Lucy FitzRandolph, (Phan - Tran, S)


Oscar Jasso, (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
  • 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 tailored to an individual goals
  • Career and Technical Education advisement and enrollment
  • Community college program information, including Dual or Concurrent Enrollment
  • 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
  • Transcripts and graduation status reports provided twice yearly


Parents or students interested in reading the California Content Standards in English Language Arts/English Language Development, Mathematics, Computer Science, Health Education, History-Social Science, Physical Education, Science, Arts Education, World Languages, etc. can visit the California Department of Education's website.