Counselors for the School Year 2019-20 (counselors remain with their graduating class):
Freshmen: Lauri Hodge -- email@example.com
Sophomores: Cindy Penbera-- firstname.lastname@example.org
Juniors: Katie Pedretti -- email@example.com
Seniors: Lori Casey -- firstname.lastname@example.org
504 & English Language Learners: Shelley Besso -- email@example.com
Counseling Secretary – (Appointments, Enrollment, College Visits)
Miste Bridge -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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 scheudle 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
Parents can request an appointment with their student’s counselor by contacting the secretary Ms. Bridge at email@example.com or calling the Counseling Office at (916) 971-5025.
Parent Information NightsCounselors 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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: email@example.com.
Registrar – (transcript requests, withdrawals, student records, verification of education)Debbie Carpenter: email - firstname.lastname@example.org / 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.