Welcome to the VHS Counseling Department

The Vista High School Counseling Department provides students with academic, social-emotional, and career/post-secondary counseling. We are here to advocate for you! 

Every student is assigned a school counselor who will assist them with their needs via individual counseling, classroom instruction, and group counseling sessions. Additionally, we consult with our teachers, parents/guardians, and school administrators to support our students better.

Students and/or parents may make an appointment to see their school counselor during school hours. Additionally, school counselors are available to see students on a walk-in basis during lunch and after school, or as needed.

Bienvenidos al Departamento de Consejeros de VHS

El Departamento de Consejería de Vista High School le proporciona a sus estudiantes asesoramiento académico, socio-emocional y de trabajo/educación universitaria. ¡Estamos aquí para abogar por ti! 

A cada estudiante se le asigna un consejero escolar que ayudará con las necesidades de cada uno de nuestros estudiantes a través de asesoramiento individual, instrucción en sus aulas, y en sesiones de consejería en grupo. Adicionalmente, consultamos con nuestros maestros, padres de familia y administradores escolares para poder apoyar mejor a nuestros estudiantes.

Los estudiantes y/o los padres pueden hacer una cita para ver a su consejero escolar durante horas de escuela. Además, los consejeros escolares están disponibles para ver a sus estudiantes sin cita previa durante el almuerzo de los estudiantes y después de la escuela.

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Counselors on the Quad! | ¡Consejeros en el Quad!

Our School Counselors:

magana Mr. Magaña 
Last names: A - Co
(760) 726-5611 ext. 71046
[email protected]  
Ms. Alyssa Pinedo
Ms. Pinedo
Last names: Cr - G

(760) 726-5611 ext. 71045
[email protected]
Ms. Nikki Olguin
Ms. Olguin
Last names: H - Mar
(760) 726-5611 ext. 71044
[email protected]

Mr. Santana 
Last names: Mas - N
(760) 726-5611 ext. 71041
[email protected] 
Ms. Caitlin Jones

Ms. Jones
Last names: O - Sh
(760) 726-5611 ext. 71043
[email protected]


Mr. Muratalla
Last names: Si - Z, ELD 1-4,
& Foreign Exchange

(760) 726-5611 ext. 71042
[email protected]



Counseling sessions between students and school counselors are considered confidential unless:

  • Someone is harming themselves or others
  • Students allow us to share the information
  • Information is subpoenaed by a judge
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Counseling Support Team:

Nancy Gante-Venancio, 
Counseling Secretary
Registration and New Enrollees
(760) 726-5611 ext. 71040  
[email protected] 
Mary Kizer, Registrar 
Student Records, Transcripts, Graduation/Education Verification, Immunization, Copies of Diplomas
(760) 726-5611 ext. 71050
[email protected]
Stephen Soderback, Career Technician
VHS College and Career Center
(760) 726-5611 ext. 71055
[email protected]

School Code: 053675