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Address Change?

If your address has changed, you will need to provide the necessary documents to our counseling office to update the address. Accepted documents can be found on the NMUSD.US website – Enrollment- Address Updates.

Vision Statement

The Costa Mesa High School/Middle School Counseling Program will empower all students to find their passion, find their purpose, and find their path. Students will become independent thinkers, problem solvers, and compassionate leaders in their journey to contribute as active members in their communities and beyond.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Costa Mesa High School/Middle School Counseling Department is to proactively provide a safe environment that promotes academic achievement, exposure to career pathways, preparation for higher education, and optimal social/emotional development. In partnership with district priorities and the school-wide action plan the counseling department will infuse innovative technology to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that students meet their fullest potential. Our comprehensive, data-driven counseling program will facilitate opportunities for every student to develop self-advocacy, leadership, character, and the confidence to contribute in meaningful ways to the world at large.

Counselors at Costa Mesa High School/Middle School are readily available to assist students, parents, and staff. There will be a counselor available without an appointment on a drop-in basis before and after school, at nutrition break, and at lunch. If your assigned counselor is not available at that time, another counselor will gladly assist you.


  • CALL the counseling office at 714-424-8704 to make an appointment with your child’s counselor.
  • EMAIL or call your child’s counselor directly.
  • DROP IN depending on availability.


  • DROP IN depending on availability.
  • EMAIL your counselor directly.
  • CALL during non-school hours and leave a message.

A Note to Parents

Letter of Recommendation

If you need a letter of recommendation from your counselor/teacher/mentor for a college application, scholarship program, and/or any other activity, you need to complete a form via Schoolinks. Remember that the counselor/teacher/mentor writing your recommendation wants to do a good job for you, so it’s important that you follow all directions.

Useful Links

Parent Handbook

Student & Parent FAQ

Parent Portal

Student Portal

Contact Us

Karli Tsuge
Counselor, Last Names A-Gi

Janice Duzey
Counselor, Last Names GL-O

Jackie Gonzalez
Counselor, Last Names P-Z

Rondi Covert

Debbie Walthers
Counseling Department Secretary

Andrea Sanchez
School/Community Facilitator
Last name A-Lopez Martinez

Irasema Mc Allister
School/Community Facilitator
Last name Lopez Medina - Z

Mrs. Nagy
ROP Career Specialist

Suzy Angulo
College Specialist