Welcome to the Esparto HS Counseling Page!

The goal of the Esparto High School Counseling Department is to support you with the information and resources that you need to achieve your academic, personal and career goals.  Please check here regularly, as we are continually adding information and updates to this page.

Alexis Kersting 

School Counselor

Mrs. Kersting is in her 21st year at Esparto High School; Go Spartans!  She is a graduate of Antioch High School and holds a Bachelors of Science from UC Davis, and a Masters of Science in Counseling  and PPS Credential from Sacramento State University.

Idalia Mendoza

Migrant Education Counseling Intern

Ms. Mendoza is at EHS for her third year assisting with counseling office support for our Migrant Education students.  She holds a Bachelors of Science from Sacramento State University and is currently working on her Masters Degree.  Ms. Mendoza is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the EHS Counseling Office.

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All of the images in the virtual counseling office have links to more information and resources.  

Click on the link above and come explore today!

Mental Wellness

We are very fortunate at Esparto High School to have a RISE, inc. Mental Wellness Clinician on our campus.  Mental Wellness Counseling can help students who may be struggling with things like anxiety or depression, or who may just have a lot going on in their lives.  We're here to help!  

You can also visit the Yolo County Mental Health Services webpage for additional information on various supports available. 

Please see the YouTube videos below for more information about our RISE, inc services.

If you would like more information about this type of counseling support,  please  email Mrs. Kersting and she will provide you with more information about this service.


Need an Appointment?

We are here for you!  Whether it is academic, personal, college or career questions that you have, we're ready to help.  

Please use this link to schedule a 30 minutes Student Appointment today!

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Spartan Senior Information Night

Spartan Senior Information Night was held on August 31st this year.  At this event we shared the following important information with our seniors and parents:

Please see the attached Slide Presentation from the event and reach out to us at EHS if you have questions or would like more information about the topics we covered. 

Visit Colleges Virtually This Fall!

Register to attend a VIRTUAL College Fair this fall.  Each year NACAC hosts college fairs for high school students with presenters from college and university campuses from all across the United States!

Wear your PJs and start exploring your options for after high school today!

Use this link to Register, or visit the website on the flyer!

Take Community College Classes as a High School Student

The California Community College System, including Woodland Community College, offers college courses that are open to current high school students through a program called Dual Enrollment.  These classes allow EHS students to explore academic and elective courses that are not offered on our campus, and to begin earning credit towards a future college degree.  This link provides more information about Dual Enrollment at WCC.

If you are a high school student who would like to take a course at one of our local community college campuses, we are glad to help with this!  Schedule an appointment with Mrs. Kersting today to find out how!

If you are a graduating senior and you plan to attend a California Community College next year, we will be happy to support you with your application and enrollment in the spring semester!  Watch for more information on this page, and sign up to attend the Community College Application workshop on February 9th!

QuestBridge National College Prep Scholars Program for Juniors

QuestBridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that connects academically outstanding students from low-income backgrounds with opportunities at top colleges.

The College Prep Scholars Program helps academically outstanding high school juniors from low-income backgrounds start their paths to admission to a top college. Take a look at what some past College Prep Scholars gained from their experience: 

Visit: or stop by the counseling office for more information!

Seniors: Put April 2nd on your calendar!

The priority deadline to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act Application is April 2nd.  The FAFSA and Dream Act applications will determine your eligibility for federal and state grants (free financial aid monies) at universities, community colleges, trade and technical schools.  Submission of a FAFSA or Dream Act Application is now a requirement for all graduating seniors per CA Education Code.

And Don't forget to visit the Senior Google Classroom for more planning resources and support!

Free College Guide for First Gens

CRACK THE CODE.  A Guide to College Success for First Gens is a free, downloadable guide that provides information on a variety of topics. The advice in the book revolves around recent interviews with sixty current First Gen students and recent graduates as well as substantial research. The book is available for FREE download from Book Funnel which allows readers to download to a variety of devices. Here is the FREE download code: 

Virtual College Fairs:  Register for Free & Explore Today!

There are many outstanding organizations that have begun hosting virtual College Fairs as a way to help students explore their future educations options.  Below are a couple of upcoming fairs that are free for students to attend.  Consider registering today!

College Board Big Future Days Virtual College Fair- On Demand Recordings

College Board hosts a series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. While the live event typically occurs in Februar, you can watch On Demand recordings of last year's presentations by clicking on the link below.   You'll have an opportunity to explore colleges in a way that's not overwhelming, and get answers to many of the questions that students typcially have about college and financial aid. 

NACAC Virtual College Fairs-Sign up for Free and attend a fair the fall!!

There are several dates and college options to explore! See flyer above for more information and sign up at Attend NACAC College Fairs 

Take a virtual Tour of a California State University Campus

In person campus visits are difficult right now, so the CSU has created virtual campus tours so that students can explore their 23 California State University campuses from home.  Use the link below to begin "touring" today!

Feria de Educación Virtual Workshop Recordings

The Feria de Educacion Conference at Sac State was virtual this year, and the recordings from the conference are now available for you to watch for free!   Use the link below to access workshops on "Pathway to the Community College," "Apply to College 101," "Transfer Pathways," "FAFSA and California Dream Act," and more!