• Click Here to Make Your Counseling Appointment

    Students: Click on the link above to schedule a counseling appointment. 

    Drop in appointments are before school, during break, lunch and afterschool.


Counseling Office

  • Counselors for the School Year 2019-20 (counselors remain with their graduating class):


    Freshmen: Lauri Hodge -- lauri.hodge@sanjuan.edu 


    Sophomores: Cindy Penbera-- cindy.penbera@sanjuan.edu


    Juniors: Katie Pedretti -- katie.pedretti@sanjuan.edu


    Seniors: Lori Casey -- lori.casey@sanjuan.edu


    504 & English Language Learners: Shelley Besso -- shelley.besso@sanjuan.edu


    Counseling Secretary – (Appointments, Enrollment, College Visits)

    Miste Bridge -- miste.bridge@sanjuan.edu 

    Phone: (916) 971-5025

    Fax: (916) 971-5011


    Bella Vista Course Change Policy

    Bella Vista schedules students into classes based on course requests, prior grades, and teacher recommendations.  Students and parents may request a course change through their counselor within the first ten (10) school days of the semester.  A student choosing to drop a course after the ten day window will receive a drop "F" grade on their transcript.  If a teacher identifies misplacement beyond ten days, s/he may initiate a level change by the end of the first grading period.  The student's grade will transfer to the new course.

     Criteria for requesting a schedule change:

    You are enrolled in a class that you have already passed or taken and do not need.
    You took the class in summer school and passed it.
    You have a hole in your schedule that needs to be filled.
    You need a level change for an academic course (example: Honors to regular or a Math level change).
    You want to Request to change an elective (not guaranteed that we can accommodate your Request).


    How to request a schedule change: 

    We are providing an opportunity for students/parents to meet with counselors, make school purchases and update emergency cards. Counselors will meet with students needing a schedule change  by grade level. Please be patient, as we expect lines. 


    Freshmen:  Thursday, August 8th 1:00-3:00pm after Freshmen Orientation 

    Sophomores:  Tuesday, August 13th from 9-11am

    Juniors:  Monday, August 12th from 1-3pm

    Seniors:  Monday, August 12th from 9-11am 

    All Grade Make Up Day:  Tuesday, August 13th from 1-3pm



    AP Course Schedule Change Request:

    In order to request a schedule change for an AP course; you will need to:

    1. Fill out the google form below: 

    2. Turn in a signed request form to your counselor 


    click here



    Parent Appointments

    Parents can request an appointment with their student’s counselor by contacting the secretary Ms. Bridge at miste.bridge@sanjuan.edu or calling the Counseling Office at (916) 971-5025.



    Parent Information Nights

    Counselors and vice principals hold Information Nights in September and provide important information and deadlines for each grade level. 
    Information will be posted here after each meeting, click here: /site/Default.aspx?PageID=40611


    College Visits

    If you are a college admissions representative and wish to set up a visit to Bella Vista High School, please email the Counseling secretary, Ms. Bridge, at miste.bridge@sanjuan.edu .

    Bella Vista Front Desk – (General information, Q Parent Portal, homework requests)

    Phone: (916) 971-5051

    Fax: (916) 971-5011

    General information about Bella Vista, including staff contact numbers and events at Bella Vista; homework requests and San Juan Student Information System Parent Portal, PIN & Passwords.  You may also email for information to: bellavistafrontdesk@sanjuan.edu.  


    Registrar – (transcript requests, withdrawals, student records, verification of education)

    Debbie Carpenter:  email - dcarpenter@sanjuan.edu / Phone: (916) 971-5050 / Fax: (916) 971-5011

    Final transcripts are mailed home in January and June. Please make copies for unofficial purposes. For details on how to order transcripts, please click here.

Last Modified on October 17, 2019