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.
Mrs. Kersting is in her 18th year at Esparto High School. 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.
Migrant Education Counseling Intern
Sulema Luna is a graduate of Esparto High School and is currently a Masters of Science Counseling student at Sacramento State University. Sulema will be working with the CSUS Migrant Education Advisor Program to provide support to EHS students.
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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 email Mrs. Kersting if you would like to schedule a time to meet!
2021 Almond Festival Queen Pageant
Thanks to the Rumsey Improvement Association and Queen Pageant Coordinator Caitlin Zavala, the tradition of the Almond Festival Queen Pageant will continue this year!
Please plan to join us Virtually on March 13th to celebrate our three pageant contestants and to here them speak at this year's Queens Pageant. A link to attend the virtual pageant will be available soon!
Email Mrs. Kersting if you have any questions about the event: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that you have filed your FAFSA or California Dream Act Appliction, it is time to track your Cal Grant!
Use the Webgrants4Students link to check your eligibility for a Cal Grant and to notify the California Student Aid Commission about what school you plan to attend this fall.
Do you still need help with a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application?
Although the March 2nd priority deadline has passed, you can still file your FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application. Community College students need to file this application by September 2021.
Please reach out to Mrs. Kersting if you would like assistance with a new application, or if you need any support with managing your existing FAFSA application.
"How to Pay for College" with Travis Credit Union and Sallie Mae
Travis Credit Union and Sallie Mae are partnering to provide students with information about how to finance a college education for free! Use the link below access recordings of the webinars that were hosted in the fall.
Free College Guide for First Gens -
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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- Saturday, February 6th
College Board is hosting a series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. Sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students. You'll have an opportunity to explore colleges in a way that's not overwhelming, ask questions about topics you want to learn about, and take action on key college planning steps. Use this link to register today: cb.org/bigfuturedays.
NACAC Virtual College Fairs-Sign up for Free and attend a fair January-May
See flyer above for more information and sign up at: virtualcollegefairs.org/events
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!