SDHS Service Providers

Contact Information

The San Diego High School counseling team works with a variety of service providers from around San Diego.

Please contact your school counselor for more information about these programs.

Click on any logo below to go directly to the programs website.

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UCSD Upward Bound

Ulises Alarcon -

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to students in their preparation for college entrance. ...


The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

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City College Upward Bound

Liz Vargas -

Shelly Barajas-Leyva -

The TRIO Upward Bound (UB) program at San Diego City College a federally-funded grant sponsored by the Department of Education. 


UB Participants receive one-on-one mentoring from professional counselors to guide them through post-secondary admission and financial aid processes.


Cal SOAP San Diego

Evelyn Keho -

Connie Tabor -

Taryn Feltch -

Cal-SOAP is dedicated to providing information about post-secondary education and financial aid to elementary through high school students while raising their academic achievement levels.

In particular, Cal-SOAP is committed to providing services to students from any of the following backgrounds:

  • Low income families

  • Families in which they would be the first to attend college

  • Schools with documented low eligibility or college participation rates or

  • Geographic areas with documented low eligibility or college participation rates


WAHUPA Talent Search

Patty Bacame -

Claudia Pak -

Merari Valerdi -

In 1979, Wahupa incorporated as a nonprofit expanding services to all low-income and first-generation high-schoolers seeking a college career.


The word “Wahupa” means enlightenment in the language of the Lakota Sioux. As the organization has grown we felt that the message of enlightenment, the practice required to achieve it, the freedom it offers and the idea of lighting the way for students along their path to college all still accurately reflected our core mission. So, we kept it.


We are a 501c3 non-profit corporation with multiple TriO projects funded by U.S. Dept. of Education. The goal of our TRiO programs is "to increase the percentage of low-income and first generation college students who successfully pursue post-secondary education opportunities."



Edwin Valderrama -

Paola Godinez -

Kiara Gomez -

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is the University of California's largest academic preparation program. At UC San Diego, the EAOP has been working to help underprivileged students since 1976.

EAOP's mission is to assist first-generation, socio-economically disadvantaged, and English-language learners by helping them prepare for post-secondary education, pursue graduate and professional school opportunities, and achieve success in the workplace.


To achieve this goal EAOP works with K-12 students, their parents, school representatives and community members to design, implement and evaluate programs and services that foster students’ academic development to make them admissible to the post-secondary institution of their choice (UC, CSU, and CCC).

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Reality Changers

Rea Concepcion -

Reality Changers transforms lives by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training to become college graduates.​

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Aaron Price Fellows Program

Garry Rollins, Jr. -

The Aaron Price Fellows Program prepares highly motivated and diverse San Diego public high school students to be responsible, engaged and caring members of their community.

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SDSU Upward Bound

Virginia Perez Gonzalez -

The SDSU Upward Bound Program/HCOP Academy is funded to serve 167 San Diego County students during the academic year and the summer.


The program consists of two closely related parts: a six-week summer experience on the SDSU campus and an academic year follow-up, which is an opportunity for students to continue to participate in the program.