Academic

Counseling Department

Academic Success is achieved by supporting the various needs of each student. The Counseling Department offers Academic, College and Career Guidance to help students through high school and beyond. Additionally, Bosco Tech also coordinates with Outreach Concern to provide the student personal counseling.

Academic Counseling Program:

9th Grade

  • Introduction to counseling services in Freshman Summer Program
  • Introduction to college process and development of career interests using Naviance Family Connection
  • Development of a four-year plan for graduation and college entrance requirements
  • Introduction to standardized testing for college
  • Family information meetings on graduation and college requirements

10th Grade

  • Review of four-year plan with focus on graduation and college entrance requirements
  • PLAN test administration and score interpretation
  • College/career research and personal assessment through Naviance Family Connection
  • Explore summer enrichment and internship programs
  • Family information meetings on college requirements and financial aid

11th Grade

  • Review of four-year plan with focus on graduation and college entrance requirements
  • Guidance for standardized testing for college (SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, ACT)
  • PSAT (Practice SAT) administration and score interpretation
  • Guidance on potential colleges and majors
  • Use of college and career resources, including Naviance Family Connection
  • Presentations from college representatives
  • Explore summer enrichment and internship programs
  • Family information meetings on college requirements and financial aid

12th Grade

  • Guidance for the college application process (i.e., UC, CSU, private, WUEP, and out-of-state public colleges)
  • Informational workshops and use of Naviance Family Connection for UC, CSU and the Common Application
  • Individual and group counseling meetings to assist students with all aspects of the college application  process
  • College financial aid information session for students and parents
  • FAFSA form workshop
  • Evaluating scholarships and financial aid offers (grants, loans, scholarships)

College & Career Guidance:

Programs are offered to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans which are compatible with their life goals. These services include assistance in choosing the right college, selecting a college major, completing applications, applying for internships and summer programs, etc. Many career guidance opportunities also occur in conjunction with the student’s technology department. In addition, services are provided to assist students and their families in locating scholarships, grants, and other sources of financial aid as students apply to colleges and universities. For further information, contact your counselor.

Personal Counseling:

Individual, group, and family counseling services are available on campus to students and their families through Outreach Concern. Contact Mr. Ray Chavez, Director of Counseling.


To learn more about these services, contact your Academic Counselor.

Ray Chavez : Director of Counseling and College Counseling

Ray Chavez

Director of Counseling and College Counseling

Phone: 626-940-2084
Email: rchavez@boscotech.edu

Catherine Diaz : International Academic Counselor

Catherine Diaz

International Academic Counselor

M.A., Administrative Leadership, CSU, Los Angeles
CA Teaching Credential, Bilingual Emphasis, ESL, & Adult School, CSU, Los Angeles
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Teaching Credential, 2 terms
Bilingual Certificate (BCLAD), USC
B.A. Spanish, UCLA

Phone: 626-940-2120
Email: cdiaz@boscotech.edu

Alex Galvan (MS ’99) : Freshman Academic Counselor

Alex Galvan (MS ’99)

Freshman Academic Counselor

M.A. and Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Guidance and Counseling,

Point Loma Nazarene University

B.S., Physical Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Phone: 626-940-2029
Email: agalvan@boscotech.edu

Paul Ortiz : Academic Counseling

Paul Ortiz

Academic Counseling

M.S., Guidance & Counseling, Loyola Marymount University
Certificate, College Counseling, UC, San Diego
Professional Diploma, School Administration & Supervision, Manhattan College
Permanent Teaching Credential in English
M.S., Education, Lehman College
B.A., English, Fordham University

Phone: 626-940-2036
Email: portiz@boscotech.edu