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Lisa Grijalva (909) 949-7770 ex: x 205 Counselor M-Z and 8th Grade L's
Lee Ridgeway Counselor last names A - K and 7th grade L
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UUSD Counselor Mission Statement

The mission of the Upland Unified School Counseling Program is to provide comprehensive support to assist students with academic, social/emotional, and college and career planning, while building relationships and meeting individual student needs. The counseling program will ensure all students feel confident in their future goals and are prepared to take ownership of their post-secondary plans. The counselors will collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure every student receives equitable services every day and are ready to be positive members of society.

Think Before You . . .
Think Before You . . .

PJH Counseling Department

Pioneer Junior High is proud to share that our counselors collectively have over 21 years of counseling experience.  They are constantly advocating for student needs and program improvements.  They are dedicated to try and meet the needs of all students, regardless of any struggles they come into junior high with.  They know junior high is a challenging time for teens and look forward to the opportunity to advocate for students and families keeping their long term interests in mind.  The counselors offer monthly workshops for parents to help them as they navigate the junior high years.

Need An Appointment?

Need to see a Counselor?


RIDGEWAY (A-K, 8th Grade L) Counseling appointments  can be made at the below link:




GRIJALVA (M-Z, 7th Grade L) Counseling appointments can be made at the below link:




We look forward to helping your child achieve.

Our Counselors Ms Ridgeway & Mrs Grijalva


As professional school counselors, we take pride in our role within schools and working with students with a variety of concerns.  Whether it is personal, social, academic, or career related.  It is important that we provide students a safe, reliable space when they feel they need additional support from their school counselor.  In agreeance with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards, it is our responsibility to keep topics/ issues discussed with students confidential, unless:

  • the student reports they are hurting themselves or want to hurt themselves
  • the student reports someone else is hurting them or has threatened to hurt them
  • the student reports that they are going to cause harm to another person

Under these circumstances, we make the professional decision to contact the appropriate support or authorities, including notifying parents/guardians.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


California Career Colleges

Pioneer Junior High School is proud to be in partnership with California Colleges through Upland Unified School District.


Each of our amazing students has a personal California Colleges account that they can access throughout the school year and summer.  This account will grow with them until the graduate from Upland High!  It was help them stay on college Prep track (A-G Courses), allow them opportunities to take interest surveys for jobs and majors.  Work on college planning and explore what schools offer programs they are interested in.  It can go over financial aide and much much more!  


Your child will be exposed to two lessons per year in their English classes and you can spend much more time on your own in the program.  We are excited to share this opportunity and help all of our students be College Ready!



WEB, or Where Everybody Belongs, is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 7th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout their first year of their middle school experience. Through this nationally recognized middle school transition program, members of the 8th grade class are trained to act as positive role models, mentors, and teachers who guide the 7th graders to discover what it takes to be successful in middle school. Schools have reported that the WEB middle school transition program has enhanced anti-bullying efforts, reduced discipline issues, and increased school safety, creating an improved school climate and a greater sense of connection for the whole school.


Middle School Transition Program Increases Student Achievement
The goal of WEB, Boomerang Project's middle school orientation and transition program, is to provide schools with a structure in which students make real connections with each other thus increasing school safety and reducing incidence of bullying. Through this program, students learn that people at school care about them and their success. WEB is the middle school transition program that will increase student achievement, enhance character development efforts and create an anti-bullying environment at your school.

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Online Safety

Cyberbullying is the use of technology - cell phones, texts, computers, blogs, emails, chats, apps, etc. - to make someone feel bad or unsafe.  It can include sending mean or threatening messages, spreading rumors, purposely leaving people out, impersonating others to embarrass them, and more.  It is EXTREMELY damaging and harmful with victims suffering from low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and depression.  Please think about this when allowing your child access to these programs, devices, and sites.  Below are a few websites to help you and your teen fully understand online safety, cyberbullying and how to protect themselves.  Please know that our best advice, is to use at a minimum to protect yourself.