Welcome to the Esparto HS Counseling Page!

The goal of the Esparto High School Counseling Department is to provide you with information and resources to support 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 20th 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 second year assiting with counseling office support for our Migrant Education students. She is currently a student at Sacramento State University and is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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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 25th this year. At this event we shared the following important information with our seniors and parents:

  • Key dates for your senior year

  • Post-Secondary application dates and timelines

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources

  • And much more!

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.

Please use the link above to access the University of California Application for Admission for the fall 2023 application cycle.

Stay tuned for information about workshops and individual support meetings at EHS!

Seniors Applying to California Public Universities...

The deadline to apply to the University of California and the California State University for the fall of 2023 is November 30th!

We are currently holding WEEKLY application support sessions for our seniors through the end of November.

Please stop by Mrs. Kersting's office to sign up to attend a support session today!

Please use the link above to access the California State University Application for Admission for the fall 2023 application cycle.

Stay tuned for information about workshops and individual CSU App support at EHS!

Seniors: Put March 2nd on your calendar!

The priority deadline to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act Application is March 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. EHS will be hosting FAFSA and Dream Act support meetings this fall, so watch for an invitation to this event!

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

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!

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:

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!