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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 schedule for the 2018-19 school year,  please complete and submit the Schedule Change Request Form. Alternatively, counselors will be available for in-person schedule changes on August 16 from 9:00am - 12:00pm in Room 926.

Please note that changes to academic classes require parent permission. Counselors will email parents to confirm that they have given permission for the student's requested change.

All changes are subject to course availability and teacher/class period changes will not be honored per NHS 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


  • August 13 - 16: Kick-Off Days
  • August 15: Link Crew Orientation (for students) and Freshman Parent Night (for parents)
  • August 23: First day of school
  • September 6: Last day to add a class
  • September 12: Common Application Workshop (for seniors)
  • September 13: Last day to drop a class
  • September 19: CSU/UC Application Workshop
  • October 1 - 4: Fall TA Conferences




NHS Tutor Center

Tutor Center FlyerNeed some extra help in a class? Come check out the NHS Tutor Center in Room 1302! It's open Monday-Thursday from 2:00pm-3:00pm, and is free for NHS students!