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Counseling Center

 

COUNSELOR

801-584-2923 EMAIL

Susana Amezcua

(A-Di)       

 

x2048 susana.amezcua@slcschools.org

Mark Unruh

(Dj-H)               

 

x2047 mark.unruh@slcschools.org

Kevin Waite

(I-M)                  

 

x2045 kevin.waite@slcschools.org

Rose Renaud

(N-Sg)           

 

x2046 rose.renaud@slcschools.org

Whitney Watchman 

(Sh-Z) 

 

 x2049

whitney.watchman@slcschools.org

Cassidy Bell

9th Grade Transition Counselor

 x2050 cassidy.bell@slcschools.org

Counselors are dedicated to helping all students develop skills in the areas of self knowledge, interpersonal relationships, educational and occupational exploration, career planning, post secondary education planning, scholarship and financial aid advisement. Counselors assist students in developing a plan for their education and future career. Students are assigned counselors alphabetically according to their last name.

 

Mental Health Counseling   

Odyssey House has partnered with East High School and the school district to provide mental health services to students. Weekly individual therapy sessions are provided at the school for students. Odyssey House accepts all types of insurance, including Medicaid. There is no out-of-pocket cost to the student's family, even if their insurance usually requires a copay, or if the student doesn’t have health insurance. This service is for students that are interested in therapy to assist in managing mental health or substance use concerns. To refer a student to this service, please fill out this referral form


COLLEGE & CAREER MEETINGS

SENIORS

JUNIORS

SOPHOMORES

FRESHMAN

 

East High's CTE Pathway completion & award recognition


East Counseling Calendar at a Glance
August Registration
September 9th & 12th Grade CCRs
October 9th & 12th Grade CCRs
November 9th & 11th Grade CCRs
December 9th & 11th Grade CCRs
January East Registration/Semester Course Change
February Middle School Registration
March 9th & 10th Grade CCRs
April 9th & 10th Grade CCRs
May  Senior Progress & Prep for Graduation
GRADUATION May 31st Graduation @ Huntsman Center: 4pm

2024-2025 Course Registration Resources 

2024-2025 Course Catalog (new)
12th Grade Course Card: 2024-2025 (new)
11th Grade Course Card: 2024-2025 (new)
10th Grade Course Card: 2024-2025(new)
9th Grade Course Card: 2024-2025(new)
2024-2025 PowerPoint Registration (new)
Recording of Registration Presentation given on ZOOM (new)
 
2023-2024 Course Registration Resources 
2023-2024 Course Catalog
12th Grade Course Card: 2023-2024
11th Grade Course Card: 2023-2024
10th Grade Course Card: 2023-2024
9th Grade Course Card: 2023-2024

 

Registration Presentation                for rising 9th grade students

SCHOLARSHIPS

Winter Scholarships

Fall Scholarships

Johnston Scholarship

Salt Lake Education Foundation Service Scholarship

Olene Walker Community Service Scholarship 

Edna Montes Ehleringer Scholarship

Robert Garff Memorial Scholarship


Letter of Recommendation

Counselor Letter of Recommendation Request

Teacher Letter of Recommendation Request


PSAT/NMSQT (Change of Date)

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered sometime in October 2024 for registered students. Students can register by signing up in the counseling center. Students taking the test should meet promptly at 8:45am on the day of the test in room 2127 with two, No.2 pencils, a school or government-issued ID, an approved calculator, and plan on being there until about 12:45pm

Students must have a parent/guardian SIGNED CONSENT FORM before taking the PSAT. This consent is to release non-student directory information to College Board.

PSAT Student Guides and PRACTICE TESTS can be found here!

Why take the PSAT/NMSQT? The PSAT/NMSQT stands for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which students take as a sophomore or junior. High enough marks, as a Junior, on the PSAT/NMSQT are what qualifies students for the National Merit Scholarship. 


seal of biliteracy

Talk to your school counselor if you are interested in taking the Seal of Bi-Literacy Test. 11th-12th grade students are eligible! 

Testing will take place at East on March 19th and March 27th (make-up) in the main Computer Lab.  Please watch and listen for communication about this great opportunity and award.

Seal of Biliteracy FAQs

USBE Seal of Biliteracy Requirements

Seal of Biliteracy Timeline


ACT Test Dates

ACT PREP 2024 (AT EAST HIGH SCHOOL)  

ACT PREP 2023 (From college board)
SHMOOP ACT TEST PREP
Free ACT Study Sessions with the SLC Library

Register for ACT test online at www.act.org     

ACT-SAT Policies   

Register for SAT test online at www.collegeboard.org         

SAT PREP

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Standby & Photo Upload Deadline
March 13, 2024 Automatic: Juniors Only N/A
April 13, 2024 March 8, 2024 April 5, 2024
June 8, 2024 May 3, 2024 May 19, 2024
July 13, 2024 June 7, 2024 June 21, 2024

 

 




 

 

 

 

Counseling Center Hours

By Appointment

Call the Counseling Center Receptionist, 801-584-2923, between 8:30a-3:30p on school days. 

 

Walk-Ins (Zoom or In-Person)

Typically, 15 minutes before school starts, during both student lunches, and 15 minutes after school ends.


Contacts

Brenda Castruita

Counseling Secretary
brenda.castruita@slcschools.org
801-584-2923

 

Esmeralda Rodriguez Garcia

Comprehensive Guidance Tech
@slcschools.org

801-584-2923

 

Yanderi Amador Cruz

Scholarship Coordinator 
yanderi.amadorcruz@slcschools.org

801-584-2923

Schedule Appointment w/ Scholarship Coordinator

 

Grace Humeniuk

College Access Advisor
grace.humeniuk@utah.edu

801-584-2923 ext. 2201

Schedule Appointment w/ College Access Advisor

 

Kayla Clark, CSW

School-Based Therapist
kclark@odysseyhouse.org

 

Mental Health Referral Form

 

Jasmine Naea

PACE Advisor 
Room 3000
jasmine.naea_partner@slcschools.org

801-970-2318

PACE Scholarship APPLICATION


College Prep

NCAA Quick Reference Sheet

NCAA Initial Eligibility Center

FAFSA Home Page

FAFSA Walk-Thru Video

Utah College & University Guide

Educate Utah - undocumented student guide 

First Generation College Students

Keys To Success Home Page

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Western Undergraduate Exchange

Test Taking TIPS

Test Taking: Confidence 


Responsive Services & Resources

SafeUT: Tip Line

Crisis Line: 988

United Way 211

Youth Services

LGBTQ

Indian Training Education Center

Children's Health Insurance

National Alliance on Mental Health

Utah Youth Suicide Prevention

Help Guide

Therapy Request/Referral 

Parent Guidance

Cook Center for Human Connection


Pathway Resources

General Education Certificate of Completion

Foundational Pathways Flyer

AP Diploma vs. AP Certificate

AP Testing Schedule

How Do Pre-AP & AP Work Together


Homework Help 

Drop-In: Math Help

STEM Tutoring

Writing Tutors


Mindfulness Thursday

Learn how to calm anxieties and worries to feel better. 

Every Thursday at 3:30p-4:30p.

Mindfulness ZOOM link