Student Services

Located in the Counseling Building: K-25 (Facing the Cafeteria)
Ms. Sharon Struck (Specialist) (858) 748-0245 ext. 5394

Student Support Services

Resources for Students

In the event of an emergency, call 911 or a hotline:  San Diego County 24-hour crisis line 1-888-724-7240

Here are links to various resources that students and parents can use!
Below include sites on Stress, Suicide Awareness, Happiness, Cutting, Eating Disorders, Drug Information, Crisis Websites, Self Help Websites, Violence, Drivers Test, Teen Pregnancy, Gender Issues, Life after College, and Laughter.

Mental Health  Stressed out? Help can be found here. You are not alone!  Share your story, ask a doctor, information, and links--lots of good stuff here divided into categories: abuse, alcoholism, anorexia, self-injury, depression, bulimia, self-esteem, drugs Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: symptoms of depression, warning signs of suicide, common misconceptions and lots more.
Cutting? see:


Student Services staff is available for confidential, individual and/or group support.  See Mrs. Struck in K25 or call x5394 to schedule.
Help Lines:
Live Help 1-877-44U-QUIT
ALA Lung Helpline 1-844-ALA-LUNG
CA Smokers Helpline 1-800-NOBUTTS

Mobile Apps:  NCI Quit Pal 
Text:  QUIT to iquit (47848) Online guides and Instant Messaging Help. Sign up for free and have a whole community of people to support you while you quit.  Don't Quit Alone!
Narcotics Anonymous:    Narcotics Anonymous can help you find the freedom to live your life without the use of drugs. Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.
Al-Anon & Alateen:    To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of  a relative or friend. Similarly, Alateen is the recovery program for young people.
Nar-anon:         The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction.
Recovery.Org and  and   Information related to Drug and Alcohol Recovery Programs and Rehab Programs in Poway and nearby communities.  
Addiction Resources:  Drug Rehab and Addiction Recovery resources


California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200  Open 24/7 for ages 12-24. Calls are anonymous.  For more information see


Driver's Test: Need to pass your written driver's test?  Practice here.
Birth Control: When you're making decisions about sex...Be sure you have accurate birth control information.
Youth Voices: Youth Communication: Stories by youth "that make a difference."

Chegg Test Prep is a FREE service where students can access SAT, ACT and GRE test prep guides.  SAT Test Prep: ACT Prep: 

College Scholarships:  with links to 70 online scholarship sites and information on colleges, go to
Cancer: two websites that help people understand cancer better
Career Planning: If you aren't sure what career you are interested in or what qualifications are needed for specific careers, try this website:
Fire and Public Service Career Planning: If you are interested in finding our more about a career in public service (fire, criminal justice, homeland security, paramedic/EMT, etc.) try this website:
University accreditation and online learning: users can find schools based on state, subject, degree level and religious affiliation.  These free education resources can be found at:
Scholarship Search Platforms  A scholarshipp guide that breaks down the best scholarship platforms and instructions on how to use them.
Grant for Single Mothers  Financial assistance programs that help single mothers

Any other resources that you've found helpful, Please email us a link

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