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Counseling Center

Academic Counseling

POLAHS has three full-time academic counselors who focus on helping students achieve success. Our dedicated and experienced counselors provide a broad range of services for all students, including:

  • Academic counseling
  • Teacher, student, and family collaboration
  • Academic recovery planning
  • Individual meetings for all incoming freshmen
  • Individual meetings for all students annually
  • Private appointments upon request (break, lunch, or after school)

Academic Counselor   Phone                               Students Served

Mr. Erick Gutierrez     310-832-9201 x220            All 10th graders, and 9th graders with last names A-E

Mr. Martin Zarate       310-832-9201 x210            All 11th graders, and 9th graders with last names F-M
Ms. Lucia Valdivia      310-832-9201 x219            All 12th graders, and 9th graders with last names N-Z
Counseling and Mental Health Resources

POLAHS has one full-time Social Emotional Counselor who is responsible for student programs and services that promote well-being such as:

  • Counseling that is need-based, proactive, flexible, and solution-based
  • Services to students that include individual counseling, group counseling and crisis intervention
  • Referrals to outside community agencies and resources
  • Students to and supervise on-campus counseling opportunities by outside agencies
  • Intervention meetings with administration, teachers and parents
Suicide Prevention Center Hotline
1-877-727-4747 (24 hours a day)
On-call therapists at 1-800-854-7771

County of Los Angeles INFO Line - 21(
Information and referrals for counseling, emergency shelters, financial assistance,
crisis hotlines, rape crisis and domestic violence: DIAL 211 (24 hours a day)
Drug and Alcohol Information
LA County substance abuse hotline 1- 800-564-6600
Teen Line 
Founded in 1980 to help adolescents address their problems through
a confidential peer hotline and community outreach program.
The Trevor Lifeline (
On-call therapists 1-800-854-7771

South Bay Rape Crisis Center Hotline

National Eating Disorder Association (