School Counseling Department

The School Counseling Department, designed after the  American Association of School Counseling National Model, is dedicated to providing our students with a full range of guidance services in the three ASCA Domains of academic, career/college, and social/emotional development. As part of this model, our services are designed to meet the developmental needs of all students through a holistic approach. Counselors begin working with their students in the 9th grade and stay with their freshman cohort through the four years of high school. This framework allows the counselors and students to develop a strong counseling relationship and provides opportunities for counselors to impact student success throughout their four years of high school.

The School Counseling team is composed of six counselors and a guidance assistant who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our students. Our team is also available to provide guidance to parents as they journey with their daughters through high school. Parents are encouraged to email their daughter’s counselor with any questions or concerns regarding their daughter.

Career and College Counseling:

Students begin working with their counselors at the start of their freshman year and that relationship continues through senior year. In the 9th and 10th grade, counselors provide pre-college and career advising to the students through a combination of individual and group meetings. Beginning in the junior year, college counseling is robust and focused on preparing the students for college admission success. It is tailored to each individual student and availability of the counselor is embedded in the process. Juniors and Seniors access all the assistance they need to meet their college admission needs. Parent Seminars are provided throughout the year to inform parents of the college admission process.  The Guidance department also provides regular communication and a monthly e-newsletter to keep parents informed of key dates and deadlines in the admission process.

College Representative Campus Visits:

Colleges are encouraged to visit our campus in both the fall and spring semesters. College visits are scheduled through our school calendar on SCOIR.

Click on the link below to see available dates.

Please contact Maite Nunez, the guidance assistant if you need assistance or additional dates at

Academic Counseling:

Students discuss academic concerns and receive academic advising throughout the four years of high school. Counselors coordinate course selection, discuss educational and career goals, and encourage students to challenge themselves academically through academic goal planning. Specific academic learning needs are addressed through the Accommodations Coordinator and the student’s teachers and counselor.

Social/Emotional Counseling:

Throughout high school, students have access to their counselor to discuss personal issues and concerns. Parents are invited to reach out to their daughter’s counselor about any individual needs. Short-term counseling and support services are available through the School Counseling department and referrals to outside resources are provided as needed.

Contact School Counseling:

Griselda Bain
Director of Guidance and Counseling
Phone: (305) 667-1623, ext. 220

Meet Our Counselors

Griselda Bain
Director of Counseling
305.667.1623 ext: 220

Mary Blanco
Accomodations Extended Time Coordinator
305.667.1623 ext: 278

Marilu De Armas
305.667.1623 ext: 233

Cristi Estevez
305.667.1623 ext: 217

Camila Estrada
305.667.1623 ext: 293

Vanessa Rodriguez
Bernadette Scholars Program Coordinator
305.667.1623 ext: 219

Maite Nunez
Administrative Assistant
305.667.1623 ext: 218