Important Upcoming Dates

FAFSA Available Online

October 1, 2017

College Fair

October 3, 2017

SAT Test

October 7, 2017


October 11, 2017

Nov 1st College Deadline

(College Transcript/Recommendation Request Due to Counselor

October 15, 2017

November 15th - College Deadline

(College Transcript/Recommendation Request Due to Counselor

November 1, 2017

End of First Term

November 9, 2017


Mission Statement

The mission of the Durfee Guidance Counseling Department is to support and empower the academic, personal/social and career development of all students.  In collaboration with school, family, and community partners, counselors will guide students toward becoming lifelong learners who are resilient and contributing members of their community.


School Guidance Counseling Core Beliefs

The school guidance counselors at Durfee High School believe:

  • All students will have equal access to school guidance counseling programs and services.

  • All students can develop the skills necessary for academic success, personal growth, positive interpersonal relationships, and career development

  • All students have diverse strengths, needs, and abilities that contribute to their personal growth and development.

  • All students will have access to information and resources pertaining to post-secondary planning.

  • The school guidance counseling program is integral to the school system’s efforts to create a positive school environment which promotes diversity and student learning.

  • The building of relationships with students, teachers, parents and community members  is at the core of supporting student success.

  • Data analysis is critical to the design and implementation of programs to support student success and meet their diverse needs.

  • Professional Development is vital to supporting our professional growth and is critical to enhance  a high quality school guidance counseling program.

  • We are partners in education and must effectively collaborate with students, parents, educators, and community members  to ensure all student needs are met.