The Counseling Department at Costa Mesa High School offers an expansive amount of academic, social and career information. If you look to the left, you will see we have included links and documents with resources that will help you plan for the future. Additionally, we have included information about the services that are provided through the Counseling Department and Career Center. Have fun exploring this page!
The CMHS Counseling Department.
To provide a proactive, comprehensive school counseling program focusing on what all students should know, understand and be able to demonstrate in the academic, career, and personal/social domains.
All students will achieve school success through academic, career, and personal/social developmental experiences.
Student Services Staff
Your school counselors are assigned to you by grade level:
7/8 Grade - Megan DeWitt
Jeff Gall: A-G
Janice Duzey: H-O
Erik Pannizzo: P-Z
10th Grade - Janice Duzey
11th Grade - Jeff Gall
12th Grade - Erik Pannizzo
Mary Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Miller KMiller@nmusd.us
Counseling Department Secretary
Bea De La Torre BDelatorre@nmusd.us
The California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education, Section 852, states, "A parent or guardian may submit to the school a written request to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of any test pursuant to Education Code Section 60640. A school district and its employees may discuss the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program with parents and may inform parents of the availability of exemption under Education Code 60615. However, the school district and its employees shall not solicit or encourage any written exemption request on behalf of any child or group of children."