School Counseling / College & Career

Goal: The Santa Cruz County College and Career Collaborative (S5C) works to ensure that all students graduate high school prepared for college and career. S5C partners with TK-12 schools and institutions of higher education to provide support for administrators, counselors, and teachers.


School Counselor Symposium

March 3/17/2023

Provide counselors with a wide variety of tools and resources to inform their daily practice.
Registration coming soon
Audience: Counselors from San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey

School Counselor Network

Quarterly in September, January, March, and May - 10:00 - 11:30

Dates: 9/19/22, 11/8/22, 1/24/23, 5/2/23.

The Counselor Network is a group of school counselors who come together to learn about and discuss items or relevant topics of interest or concern. Guest speakers and facilitators attend as appropriate. Topics are determined by the group and voted on in each meeting or by survey.
Middle School Counselor Network: 10/18/22, 2/7/23, 4/11/23.
Registration for both the K-12 & Middle School Counselor Nework meetings coming soon.Audience: K-12 counselors

Grading Action Research Teams

All team members agree to participate for 2 years. 4 half-day planning sessions per year and one or two monthly planning meetings within each team including one monthly meeting with an S5C mentor.

Teams agree to implement at least three of the approved grading strategies and engage fully in data collection and sharing of data.Team meeting dates for accepted applicants coming soon.Audience: Teams of teachers and (at least one) administrator from school sites

Data Summit/Network

Share expertise on sources of data, reporting tools, analysis strategies, and data sharing protocols for multiple stakeholders including postsecondary partners
Dates and registration coming soon.
Audience: District and site administrators, school counselors, and postsecondary partners


Please contact Cristine Chopra, Executive Director, Santa Cruz County College and Career Collaborative.