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Office Hours

The Counseling Office is CLOSED during the school year on most days when school is NOT in session.

Counselors are available to students on a walk-in basis during:

  • ACE
  • Lunch 
  • After School

If your counselor is unavailable when you drop in, students may fill out a red form in the counseling office or email their counselor to set up an appointment.

Counseling Department

Counseling Department

Meet our counseling staff

For grades 9 - 12, students at Santa Susana High School are assigned to their counselor based on the first letter of their last name. 

Ms. Thompson (last names A-D) -

Mrs. Hotz (last names E-K) -

Ms. McCabe (last names L-Q) -

Mr. Trowbridge (last names R-Z) -


                 Mrs. Petralia, Registrar                                 Mrs. Sarfaty, Counseling Secretary

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Our mission

The Santa Susana High School Counseling Department is an integral and vital component in the development of the academic and personal goals of all students. Our program provides student-centered advising designed to develop and enhance the academic, social, career, and personal strengths for all students. We work with parents, teachers and staff to advocate for high academic achievement and appropriate social development for each student so that they develop the skills necessary to become well-adjusted, productive adults of tomorrow. Additionally, we strives to work with students, parents and other staff to facilitate transitions throughout the high school years. We encourage students to be independent, to effectively communicate their needs, and make decisions that will prepare them to be productive and successful in their chosen academic and career paths.