Stay up to date throughout the year with important information and dates from the Counseling Department!

San Marin offers free after-school academic support in the Learning Lounge!

Learning Lounge is in the Library — 3:30-7:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. We have a combination of supports for students, ranging from peer tutors to San Marin teachers to parent volunteers. There is no sign-up, just show up!

Get more information about all the academic supports that San Marin offers:


Academic Planning

The Counseling Department includes three credentialed School Counselors, College and Career Advisor, and classified support staff.  As School Counselors, we are aligned with the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Model of supporting all students’ academic, career, and social/emotional development.

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Mental Health

Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) provides therapists on campus who work with our students to provide support in mental and behavioral wellness. We currently have two therapists who work at San Marin five days a week. Services are available through a referral from your child’s school counselor.

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Parent Resources

Articles and information will be periodically updated here so parents have the latest information on how they can continue to support their child throughout high school.

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Course Selection Process

Students receive their Course Selection form in February and are instructed to bring the form home and review with parents. Counselors present in each grade level English/Social Studies class to have students input their chosen course requests onto Aeries. Counselors meet with each student between February and April to solidify their class schedule, discuss grades, and their goals for after high school. Counselors start meeting with Juniors, then Sophomores and Freshman. The only class selection meeting that parents are formally invited to is the Junior Counseling Appointment. Course Verification Letters are emailed to parents at the end of May to verify courses- this is a students last opportunity to make any remaining course request changes.

Please refer to the Counseling Calendar for exact dates each school year.

Contact Your Counselor


  • Drop in:  Students may meet with their counselors on a drop-in basis before school, during break or lunch, and after school.  This method is best if you have a quick question or concern.
  • Appointment:  Students may make an appointment to see their counselor by speaking with Mrs. Ramadan, Counseling Tech.  This method is best if you think your question or concern might take more time to address.  Your counselor will call you in as quickly as possible.
  • Email:  Sending your counselor an email saves students from missing important class instruction and having to wait in line.  Emailing your counselor is a quick and easy way to get answers to your questions and concerns.


  • If you have questions about your student’s current grade or course content, please contact the teacher directly.  You may also use Aeries to monitor your student’s progress in his or her classes.  Counselors do not have additional information regarding specific classes, so teachers will be best equipped to inform and guide you.
  • If you have a general question or concern for your student’s counselor, the most expedient way to contact him or her is through email.  You can also contact your student’s counselor through voicemail.  Counselors will return phone calls within 24-48 hours.  Please keep in mind that if you’re calling about a teacher-related issue, we ask that you have communicated with the teacher first.

Ms. Caroline Hoj
Counselor, AVID Coordinator

A-E, AVID Students

(415) 798-5172
[email protected]

Ms. Laura Triantafyllos
Counselor, Dept. Chair


(415) 798-5173
[email protected]

Mr. Jim Hu


[email protected]

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For general information (415) 898 – 2123

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