Counseling & College Guidance

Counseling Department

  • Individual counseling to address problems of a personal or specific nature
  • Drop-in hours before school, at munch, lunch and after school
  • Parent conferences and referral resources
  • Crisis intervention counseling
  • Academic Counseling Services

General Academic Counseling

  • Graduation requirements
  • Standardized testing on National Testing Day
    Collaboration with certified personnel to provided educational assessments when needed

College/Career Services

  • Individualized College Counseling with parents & students 11th & 12th grade
  • Monthly Collaboration with the Counselors (geared towards 10th grade parents & students to start thinking about college)
  • Research strategies for college requirements and programs
  • A-G requirements
  • College, university and trade/technical school visits
  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • College Application workshops
  • Naviance Online System

Interpreting Your PSAT Score Result's

Garces Counselor, Mrs. Denise Limi does a great job of giving a clear and concise explanation on the importance of your child’s scores in regard to SAT preparation and college admissions.  She also addresses the importance of registering for both the SAT and ACT.  This video will teach you how to read your student's PSAT score report, as well as other useful information such as how to register for the SAT and ACT.  Thank you for watching.

Meet Your Counselors

Denise Limi

Director of Counseling

Department: Counseling 10th-12th A-L

(Grades 10-12, A-L)

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Phone Ext: 158

Jillian Bischoff

Jillian Restivo

Department: Counseling 10th-12th M-Z

(Grades 10-12, M-Z)

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Phone Ext: 112

Amy Poochigian

Department: Counseling 9th Grade, Social Studies


Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Phone Ext: 174