Paly Guidance Department

Paly Guidance Department Palo Alto Senior High School offers a 3-tiered model for guidance services. The Guidance Team provides for academic planning, personal counseling and post-high school advising for its students.

The main delivery method is through regular, mandatory advisory classes on Tuesdays. The Guidance Team providing these services consists of:

1. Teacher Advisors (TAs) – serve as the primary contact person for students, parents and staff; conduct weekly advisories by grade level, facilitate academic planning and more

2. Guidance Counselors – work with TAs to identify students requiring extra academic and/or social emotional support; support teachers and parents

3. College and Career Advisors – meet with juniors and seniors regarding post-high school planning

Operating as usual

Paly Guidance Department's cover photo

Paly Guidance Department's cover photo

Paly Guidance Department

Paly Guidance Department


Back to School Night tonight at 6:45 pm!


Fun day with Sophomores and Teacher Advisors! Learning about Naviance and Mytonomy, building connections on the soccer field thanks to Apex adventures, and yummy Rojo wraps and Hobees coffee cake. Awesome morning!


Freshman Parent Night is tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm in the theater


Officially welcoming the class of 2016 to Paly this week! Counselors are visiting middle schools, parent meetings scheduled and a campus tour on Saturday, February 4th at 10 a.m. Go Vikings!


Paly Alumni pizza party and Mytonomy launch event is tomorrow, January 5th, from 2-4pm in the library. Spread the word and stop on by!

Save the date...Paly Alumni pizza event Thursday, January 5th us launch Paly's presence on Mytonomy (www.My...

Save the date...Paly Alumni pizza event Thursday, January 5th us launch Paly's presence on Mytonomy (

Explore your tomorrow, today


First quarter report cards will be mailed home at the end of the week


Great PTSA sponsored parent ed event tonight at 7pm in the Haymarket Theater. Come hear authors of "College Admissions from Application to Acceptance, step by step" share insights and answers questions. Thanks Paly PTSA!


Junior parent night is tonight in the Haymarket Theater at 7:00 pm.


Senior Parent Night is on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 pm in the Haymarket Theater


Welcome back to school Paly! Last day for schedules changes is Friday, August 26th.


The deadline for dropping a class and not having it appear on your transcript is tomorrow, Friday, April 22nd.


The window for online course selection in Infinite Campus closes tonight! Don't forget to print your "Course Request Summary" to turn into your TA.


Tuesday, February 15th Advisory is for Juniors and Freshman A-K. Don't miss out on the important online course selection information that will be reviewed in Advisory!


Just a reminder that Monday, February 7th is an "A" Advisory day. Senior advisory will be held in the Haymarket theater. Freshman also have advisory on Monday.


Second semester begins January 24th! Please visit the Guidance office during brunch or lunch before January 29th if you need to make a schedule adjustment.


Paly Class of 2009 and 2010...please log onto Naviance to take the Paly Alumni Survey


50 Embarcadero Rd
Palo Alto, CA

General information

Visitors must sign-in at the main office to obtain a parking permit for the day. To schedule an appointment with a counselor, please contact the Guidance Secretary at (650) 329-3712.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:00
Thursday 07:30 - 16:00
Friday 07:30 - 16:00


(650) 329-3712


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