Our Counselors work with students, parents, and staff to promote academic success and prepare students to become contributing members of the community. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for students to develop their social-emotional skills and achieve their full potential."

pacific heritage academy

 

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Counselor Referral Form

Guidance counselor

My name is Kiani Ruiz and I was born and raised in San Diego, California but have lived in Hawaii, Peru and now reside in Utah. I graduated from Brigham Young University-Hawaii in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and am looking to pursue my Masters degree in the upcoming year. I love to spend time with loved ones, go to the beach and travel in my free time. 

My ultimate goal and passion is to be an advocate for Mental Health within the Polynesian/Latino communities and help minorities receive equal access to Mental Health resources. And being fluent in the Spanish language has been a tool for me to open more doors and opportunities. I adore each student here at Pacific Academy and strive to get to know them on a personal level. I serve as a support to them on their emotional and academic journey to becoming our future leaders.

Our goal as counselors is to work with students, parents, and staff to ensure student academic success and prepare students to become respectful and contributing members of the community. 

Success is a Journey, Not a Destination

Tips for Success:

  • Stay Organized: Organizing your binder, desk, etc. makes everything easier and will help get work done faster. Below is a checklist to print out at home to help stay organized.

    Organization Checklist

  • Practice Good Habits: Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a great source to read up on how students can be successful in life and in the classroom. 
  • Mamba Mentality: One of the greatest examples of success is the legendary Kobe Bryant. “Mamba Mentality is all about focusing on the process and trusting in the hard work when it matters most,” 

Learning today, for a better tomorrow

Your Learning Style:

  • Your Learning Style: Knowing what type of learner you are can help significantly in the classroom. Below is an at home checklist for parents to download and see what type of learner their child is.

you should set goals beyond your reach

Preparing For High School: 

College and Career Prep Information:

Resources

COVID-19

For More information & resources for at-home learning, stress management, and updates regarding  COVID-19. Please refer to the CDC website.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

February 26, 2024
    • C.R.E.W. Habit= RESPECT

    February 26, 2024

    • Voyager Store

    February 26, 2024 - February 29, 2024 | 

    2023-2024 Master Schedule


    M-   8th    8:30-8:50
            7th   12:15-12:35

    T-   1st     11:20-11:35
          2nd    1:50-2:05

    W-   3rd    11:20-11:35
           4th     1:40-1:55

    Th - 5th    8:30-8:50
            6th    11:50-12:05

February 27, 2024
    • Voyager Store

    February 26, 2024 - February 29, 2024 | 

    2023-2024 Master Schedule


    M-   8th    8:30-8:50
            7th   12:15-12:35

    T-   1st     11:20-11:35
          2nd    1:50-2:05

    W-   3rd    11:20-11:35
           4th     1:40-1:55

    Th - 5th    8:30-8:50
            6th    11:50-12:05

    • C.R.E.W. Habit= RESPECT

    February 27, 2024

    • Art Club

    February 27, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    • History Club

    February 27, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

February 28, 2024
    • Voyager Store

    February 26, 2024 - February 29, 2024 | 

    2023-2024 Master Schedule


    M-   8th    8:30-8:50
            7th   12:15-12:35

    T-   1st     11:20-11:35
          2nd    1:50-2:05

    W-   3rd    11:20-11:35
           4th     1:40-1:55

    Th - 5th    8:30-8:50
            6th    11:50-12:05

    • C.R.E.W. Habit= RESPECT

    February 28, 2024

    • Yearbook Club

    February 28, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

February 29, 2024
    • Voyager Store

    February 26, 2024 - February 29, 2024 | 

    2023-2024 Master Schedule


    M-   8th    8:30-8:50
            7th   12:15-12:35

    T-   1st     11:20-11:35
          2nd    1:50-2:05

    W-   3rd    11:20-11:35
           4th     1:40-1:55

    Th - 5th    8:30-8:50
            6th    11:50-12:05

    • C.R.E.W. Habit= RESPECT

    February 29, 2024

    • No After School Program

    February 29, 2024

    • Art Club

    February 29, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    • Tahitian Club

    February 29, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    • Student Led Conference

    February 29, 2024 | 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    5:15 Family Crew
    5:30 Conferences

March 1, 2024
    • C.R.E.W. Habit= ETHICAL

    March 1, 2024

    • Term 3 Awards Community Circle (5th Grade)

    March 1, 2024 | 8:30 am - 9:10 am

    • PD

    March 1, 2024 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm