Photo of NorthwoodNHS Counseling Program

Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive, coordinated counseling program addressing the academic, college/career, personal and social development of all students. We advocate for all students and believe that every student can achieve his or her maximum potential. In partnership with the Irvine Unified School District, parents, or guardians, and the community, the school counselors at Northwood High School ensure that all students have access to the skills and knowledge required to become productive and successful members of society.

For more information about Northwood's school counseling program, please review our Counseling Program Profile.


Schedule Changes

If you would like to request a change to your Spring 2019 schedule, print a hard-copy of the Schedule Change Request form and bring it to your counselor with a parent signature after semester break. Note that all schedule changes are subject to availability and teacher/class period preference changes will not be honored per NHS policy.

All athletic change requests should go through Mr. Keith. Please email him at

Once the Spring 2019 semester has begun, students will have until Wednesday, February 6 to add a class to their schedule. Students will have until Wednesday, February 13 to drop a class from their schedule with no transcript notation. Please see the Program of Studies for NHS' add/drop policy.


Each student is assigned to a TA class which they follow from grades 9-12. Each TA teacher is paired with a counselor. Click here to determine who your counselor is based on your TA teacher.

Click on Counseling Staff below for each counselor's contact information.


Counselors are available to see students on a drop-in basis before school, during breaks, during tutorial, and after school. Students can make an appointment with their counselor by asking them or emailing them. Parents may make an appointment to see their student's counselor by contacting them via email or phone. We always prefer that the student is present at meetings with parents, however, we realize there may be instances in which you want to meet with us privately.


Important dates for the 2018-19 school year

upcoming events


  • February 18: President's Day - No School
  • February 20: Junior Family Night
  • February 26: Well-Balanced Student Night
  • March 2: PSAT 10
  • March 28: PSAT 8/9 & Pre-ACT
  • March 28: RACC Night
  • April 1 - April 5: Spring Break
  • April 9 - April 26: Summer School Registration








NHS Tutor Center

Tutor Center FlyerNeed some extra help in a class? Come check out the NHS Tutor Center in Room 1105! It's open Monday-Thursday from 2:00pm-3:00pm, and is free for NHS students!