La Quinta High School

       Congratulations February Athletes of the Month - Taryn Nadeau and Nathan Le                   Seniors, Graduation Products  will be delivered Monday, March 26th by the Cafeteria during Lunch. Graduation products include the following items: Graduation Announcements Name Cards, Thank You notes and all other Senior remembrance items that were ordered back in November.           Spring Break April 2 - April 9                La Quinta Graduation June 14th Bolsa Stadium 7:30pm
Guidance Home

Welcome to La Quinta's Guidance Office!

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

Counselors at La Quinta High School are committed to providing a comprehensive guidance 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

Counselors are assigned according to the student's last name:
Ms. Grelle, Counselor (A - Hoa)
Mrs. Esquivel, Head Counselor (Hob-Nguyen,D.)
Mrs. Patricia Tran, Counselor (Nguyen,E.- Q)
Ms. Fitzrandolph, Counselor (R - Z)
Ms. Glowalla Supplemental Counselor

Our Guidance Office staff is here to help you:  

Mrs. Bhoot Registrar

Mrs. Davila, Office Clerk II

Mrs. Smith, Activities Secretary

Community Liaisons:

Ann Tran, Vietnamese/English

Jodie To, Vietnamese/English 

Yolanda Alatorre, Spanish/English

Susie Ochoa, Spanish/English


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.

Do you have questions about the California High School Exit Exam? On this CDE website you can print out the "Parent Assistance Packet" and Download sample HSEE questions.