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Counseling / College & Career Center

Welcome to the ORHS Counseling Department!

Welcome to the ORHS Counseling Department!

There are six Counselors at Oak Ridge High School, serving over 2,500 students. 

What do Counselors do?

Counselors are available to assist students and parents with:
  • Making appropriate decisions relative to educational and vocational objectives, school programs, and relationships with teachers, administrators, and other pupils.
  • Work with students to develop competencies in the areas of educational, personal, and vocational development.
  • Through individual and group presentations, help students select appropriate courses, plan for post-secondary education or training required to reach their career goals.
  • All students are connected to a comprehensive system of support services, activities and opportunities at Oak Ridge or within the community that can help them to achieve their goals. 

Counseling Office Hours : Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm 

The office is closed for all student holidays and breaks (i.e. Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, etc.).
Summer hours will be posted at the end of May.

Contact the Counseling Office Secretaries: 916-933-6980, ext. 3050

Schedule a Meeting

Stop by the Counseling Office to speak with one of our Counseling Office Secretaries. Not sure if you need an meeting? Contact your Counselor: Click Here

Class Schedules

Students can login to Aeries to view their schedule. Schedule change request forms are no longer being accepted. If you have concerns about your current schedule or wish to plan for next year, please reach out to your Counselor. 

Wellness Center

For an initial referral to the Wellness Center, please stop by the Counseling Office or contact your Counselor directly. The Wellness Center staff may also be reached directly by calling (530) 280-2009 or emailing

Algebra 1 Challenge Placement Exam

This exam is for students who wish to test out of Algebra 1 and accelerate into Geometry as a freshman.  In order to do so, the student must demonstrate competence in topics covered in a full year Algebra 1 course.  Students who would like to take the challenge exam need to read the information flyer on this process at this link. The date and time for the Fall 2023 (Class of 2027) exam has not yet been determined. 


Where can I find more resources?

- Please utilize the navigational buttons on the left for more information, or contact our office.

- We also encourage you to check out the College & Career Center page.  Here you will find many links to resources that include:
  • Grade level planning
  • College and career planning
  • Scholarship information
  • Upcoming events