Academics
Counseling

Counseling Grade Breakdown

Freshman Year

At the freshman and sophomore levels, emphasis is placed on the development of good study habits and skills. Students also receive an introduction to Naviance, which allows them to begin exploring college options and requirements for college admission, and provides access to career tools.

Sophomore Year

At the freshman and sophomore levels, emphasis is placed on the development of good study habits and skills. Students also receive an introduction to Naviance, which allows them to begin exploring college options and requirements for college admission, and provides access to career tools.

Junior Year

In the second semester of junior year, students are assigned a college counselor who follows them throughout junior and senior year. The self-exploration and research students focus on as freshmen and sophomores transitions in spring of junior year to a strong emphasis on the college process and application timeline, and developing the college list. The college counselors begin meeting one-on-one with their students and their families, while also meeting with students through multiple classroom visits. Juniors also have the opportunity to participate in an optional college admissions readiness class taught by the college counselors during the summer before the start of senior year. This allows our students to get a head start on their college applications and personal statements.

Academic Counselors

List of 4 items.

  • Martine Abdaem

    Director of Counseling
    Freshman Counselor (P-Z)
    Sophomore Counselor (Se-Z)
    Junior Counselor (R-Z)
    (818) 933-3643
    Full Bio
  • Steve Mejia

    Freshman Counselor (A-C)
    Sophomore Counselor (A-G)
    Junior Counselor (A-C)
    (818) 933-3647
    Full Bio
  • Bill Kearns

    Freshman Counselor (D-Ki)
    Sophomore Counselor (H-Mc)
    Junior Counselor (D-K)
    (818) 933-3644
    Full Bio
  • Jessica Lopez

    Freshman Counselor (Ko-O)
    Sophomore Counselor (Me-Sc)
    Junior Counselor (L-Q)
    (818) 933-3695
    lopez@ndhs.org
    Full Bio
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