Guidance

The guidance department, in keeping with Palma’s mission to educate and care for the whole child, is committed to the emotional, social, and academic well being of each young man on campus. 

Palma’s four trained and experienced counselors are available to students at any time to address any personal or academic concerns that may arise. These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to their interactions with students, and each are adept at confronting the particular set of struggles that face young men in our society today. 

In addition to providing a safe and confidential environment for students to discuss their personal and emotional needs, counselors also work with each student on a consistent basis to assist them in planning a course of study, with the ultimate objective of attending college. While Palma encourages all students to be proactive about their own academic experience, counselors oversee each student’s course load and assist them in making realistic and mature evaluations as they set and achieve their academic goals.  

Palma’s counselors are an invaluable resource to students and their families as they navigate adolescence, academics, and also as they begin to prepare for the future. Counselors are advocates for our students, trusted members of the school community, and dedicated to the welfare of each young man on campus.

Careful and diligent academic planning is essential to each student’s readiness to attend the college of their choice. Palma’s guidance department works with administrators, teachers and individual students to create a course of study that meets, but more often than not, exceeds admission requirements for universities and colleges, while also bearing in mind the strengths, abilities, and interests of the individual. Counselors strive to help students set and achieve academic goals building on their successes to inspire a passion for life-long learning.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 3

Mini-Schedule Night for Parents

6:00 PM
Friday, September 19

Frosh Retreat - TBA

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, September 26

Upperclassmen Retreat in SLO

11:45 AM - 7:30 PM
SLO
Tuesday, September 30

Homecoming Week & Spirit Days: Sep. 30-Oct. 3

Thru: 10/3/2014
Wednesday, October 1

8th Grade Retreat @ Happy Valley

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Happy Valley