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WHS Counseling Department Mission and Goals
To enhance student achievement to reach requirements for high school graduation and post-secondary success; school counselors will provide individual and/or small group counseling, classroom guidance, prevention education and student–centered interventions that:

Objective 1: use site /district data to deliver comprehensive guidance programs.
Objective 2: contribute to the site/district goals.
Objective 3: focus on development of knowledge and skills necessary for high school graduation, the workforce and post-secondary options.

To promote the personal/social development of students in a safe, inclusive learning environment; school counselors will provide individual and/or small group counseling, classroom guidance, prevention education and student–centered interventions that:

Objective 1: help students thrive in a safe learning environment.
Objective 2: promote developmental interpersonal skills to build positive relationships with peers, adults and community around them.
Objective 3: students recognize their individual strengths and challenges.

To provide a foundation for students to understand their interests, abilities and challenges; school counselors will provide prevention education, individual/small group counseling, classroom guidance and student-centered interventions that allow students to:

Objective 1: develop their personal learning plan for high graduation and their career pathway.
Objective 2: link their academic strengths and high school courses to post-secondary education/training.
Objective 3: develop productive work habits in the classroom that apply to the workforce.

Counseling Staff

5 months ago

Carmita Peña 

Coordinator of College & Career Programs

(559) 564-3307 Ext. 4301

As a Woodlake High School alumni and community member, Mrs. Peña takes pride in coming back to her roots to do what she enjoys best, which is guiding and educating others.  After high school, Mrs. Peña completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fresno State.  She continued at Fresno State to complete her Masters in Science in Counseling & Student Services along with her Pupil Personal Services Credential (PPS), which allows you to work at a K-12 school setting.  Upon completing her Master she was hired as a counselor at Woodlake High School in August of 2004.  Mrs. Peña then returned to school to obtain her Administrative Services Credential.  After Mrs. Sally Pace retired, Mrs. Peña stepped into the position of Dean/Head Counselor.  In 2015 the district created a new position that would focus on creating programs, services, and opportunities for WUSD students to enhance their college and career awareness.  Mrs. Peña now serves as the Coordinator of College & Careers for WUSD and is in the main office of the high school campus.  

Hired at WHS: August 2004 but worked for the district since 2001 as a Case Manager at WFRC.

Favorite Quote:

“Love Challenges, Be Intrigued By Mistakes, Enjoy Effort And Keep on Learning” by Carol Dweck 

Casandra Ledesma

Dean/Head Counselor
(559) 564-3309

I have been working at Woodlake High School since 2012.

Jacqueline Perez 

(559) 564-3309

Ms. Perez was born and raised in the Central Valley. After graduating high school she attended Fresno State where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies. While working in education she realized her passion for helping students reach their post-secondary goals. She went on to attend Cal State Bakersfield where she received a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Ms. Perez has been a high school counselor since 2014, and at Woodlake High School since 2018. She loves her job as a counselor because it is challenging yet rewarding.

Favorite Quote: “What you perceive as real is real in its consequences.” -W. I. Thomas

Aurora Lira

Counseling Office/Secretary II

(559) 564-3308

Aurora Lira is the Secretary II in the Counseling Office. She was hired in July 1993, but has worked for the WUSD since 1979, starting out as an instructional aide at Woodlake High School, followed by 3 years as a Counseling Aide funded by the Title VII program from 1982-1985, followed by 8 years (1985-1993) with Woodlake Elem.-Migrant Education Region 8 program. This job itself entailed making annual home visits updating records but picking up many tasks from the visit itself. She enjoyed working with the families so much that she declined a position with TCOE Early Childhood Education. Some parents commented that it looked as if she had an easy job; some even questioned and ask her how she got so lucky to get such a job. She realized that when one is out of work and needs to put food on the table and pay the bills, some envy could arise; so instead she decided to tell about her upbringing; after all, she was imposing on their time and their home. She was born into a low-income migrant family of eight children, she being the oldest. Her family traveled various states with relatives in a large army canvas-covered truck. She and the second eldest were born in Texas; followed by a brother born in Colorado, then a sister born again in Texas, followed by a sister born in Oregon, and the three younger siblings born in California. Her high school years including not being able to attend summer school and always starting school two weeks late because of farm labor work. She worked very hard in the fields picking tomatoes in June and table grape in late August. On weekends she picked oranges and olives and her father would warn his kids “if you complain about how tired you are then no more Friday night football games!” Her childhood was far from easy; her parents never once set foot at school, and home life was a little rough. The children knew not to cause reason for their father to become upset, so striving for good grades became a goal. After graduating from Woodlake High School, Aurora completed two years at College of the Sequoias and then transferred to CSU Fresno where she received a BA in Social Welfare. This job easy? Getting in and out of her car with a huge amount of home visits, not to mention late evening home visits. Although, she has always been a paraprofessional she too is an advocate for students; encouraging them to stay in school, attend summer school, to take the necessary college entrance exams, having them apply for scholarships, and go over a basic requirement for graduation. She now sees her vocation as a calling, because she often thought that she had failed in her own field. She questioned God about her mission in life, coming to the conclusion that if she could help students with getting them through school then she could sleep well knowing that she had done what she was supposed to do.  Not a fancy job or important title but just a paraprofessional doing her job, to help others succeed.

Quote: “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

Natalie Lara

Counseling Technician
(559) 564-3308

A graduate of Woodlake High School- class of 1984, Natalie Lara started working at Woodlake High School in 1992 part- time as an OCS (on campus suspension) aide. After about 5 years she was also hired part- time in the afternoon as an aide in the counseling office. Another 3 -4 years later she was hired as a full time Counseling Tech. Natalie enjoys working with the staff and students at Woodlake High School.


Quote: “In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”- Tom Bodett

Isela Tenorio

Lydia Kimble

Senior Academic Counseling

5 months ago

By Casandra Ledesma

Senior Counselor - Class of 2020:  Ms. Perez

Sign-up for important updates from counseling.  Get information right on your phone—not on handouts.  

September 4th, 2019 * Performing Arts Building * 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Financial Aid for College:
WORKSHOPS - WHS students and parents will receive assistance from staff at WHS and College of the Sequoias to complete the application.  
Workshop Dates:  
Parent Workshop is November 14th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the WHS PAB
Student Workshop is October 30th, 2019, periods 1 - 6

Please make sure the following are done before attending a workshop:
Review List of Items to bring to the workshop, click on one of the following links:
What To Bring List
Taller Para Ayuda Financieral

Parents and student must sign up for a FSA ID prior to the workshop, click on one of the following links for more info:

College Resources:

CSU Preview Days - Campus Preview Days provide future freshman and transfer students an opportunity to visit campuses and discover more about programs and services.  Campus Preview Days are offered on select Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

How to Choose the Right School for You - We are here to tell you, relax, finding a college should be an exciting event, and with a little work, you will find the right college for your.  Start when you begin high school, if not sooner.  You may finder several schools that are right for you.  One thing is for certain; the rewards of college are worth it.

Junior Academic Counseling

5 months ago

By Casandra Ledesma

Junior Counselor -  Class of 2021: Ms. Ledesma

Junior Parent Night

October 28, 2019 * Student Event Center * 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Click Here for Presentation

Resources for Students

  • How to Choose the Right School for You                                                                                           We are here to tell you, relax, finding a college should be an exciting event, and with a little work, you will find the right college for your.  Start when you begin high school, if not sooner.  You may finder several schools that are right for you.  One thing is for certain; the rewards of college are worth it. 

Resources for Parents

Below are resources for parents to help their student discover their college and career path.

Sophomore Academic Counseling

5 months ago

Senior Counselor - Class of 2020:  Ms. Perez 

Sophomore Parent Night

October 28th, 2019 * Student Event Center * 6:30 - 7:30 p.m

Sophomore Counseling

Sophomore counseling is a time for parents and students to review their child's academic progress and establish post secondary education plans.  It is essential that parents are well aware of graduation requirements along with college admission requirements.  During sophomore counseling the counselors reviews both high school graduation requirements and college admission requirements while reviewing where your child stands in meeting both requirements.

To make an appointment with your counselor, please contact Ms. Perez.  

Freshman Academic Counseling

5 months ago

By Casandra Ledesma

Freshman Counselor - Class of 2023: Ms. Ledesma

Freshman Parent Night

October 28th, 2019 * Event Center * 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Click Here for Presentation

4 Year Planning Meeting

The intention of the 4 Year Planning Meeting is to plan out the 4 years of high school and what courses should be taken for student's academic goals.  All freshman will develop their 4 year plan with their counselor.  If parents would like to take part in this meeting, please contact Ms. Ledesma.

Scholarship Information

5 months ago

Scholarship & Information Bulletin

This page includes information regarding scholarships.  When applying for scholarships, students need to read the scholarship criteria carefully and are encouraged to apply by or before the deadline. 

Woodlake High School Local Scholarship Applications now available.                                                 Deadline:  December 13, 2019                                                                                                                          Click Here for Local Scholarship Application


Scholarship: 2019 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: June 30, 2020


Scholarship: Nav Entrepreneur Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 for two winners (selected on essay quality)

Application period: 

Requirements: Available to students enrolled in courses in Spring 2019. Preference will be given to students who run a business or have the desire to open a business.  

Italian Catholic Federation (Application still not available for the 2019 year)



Italian Catholic Federation is offering $400 to seniors who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent (applicant must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian ancestry to qualify if either parent or grandparent is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation.” Applicant must possess a minimum 3.2 GPA See counseling for a paper application or download an application at or see counseling for an application.

Woodlake Lions Club – 2019 Cinco de Mayo King and Queen  (Application still not available for the 2020 year)


AMOUNT OF AWARD: Based on ticket sales and performance.

Seniors if you are between the ages of 16-18 and are interested in running as a candidate for the 2019 Woodlake Lions Club - Cinco de Mayo King and Queen, then complete the candidate application by  deadline. You must have a minimum an overall 2.5 GPA. For the full details please pick up an application in the Counseling Office or from Mrs. Rachel Lira at Woodlake City Hall.


Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship  (Application still not available for the 2019 year)



The Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California will be awarding approximately 125 scholarships statewide to seniors of Portuguese heritage. Be sure to read the application requirements and guidelines carefully and apply if you are eligible. This is a fillable scholarship application available on the Cabrillo website: Mail completed application to: Attention: Mr. Breck Austin, State Scholarship Chairperson - 472 Paradise View Dr. -Vista, CA 92083.

 UC Davis Young Scholars Program (UCD-YSP) – Class of 2019 and 2020 (Application still not available for the 2019 year)



Applications for this summer research program are now open until March 16, 2018. This program offers opportunities in the biological and natural sciences for 40 academically talented rising juniors and rising seniors. Selected on the basis of a competitive application, successful applicants will reside in university dormitories from June 24 – August 4, 2018.  Participants in this program work closely with university research faculty on individual projects. All research is conducted under the supervision of UC Davis research faculty and will take place in UC Davis campus laboratories. For additional information, online application materials, nonrefundable application fee of $25, fees please go the program’s web site  Please note substantial fee reductions are available for qualified accepted students; the total anticipated cost is $6,500.

California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation (CAWG) Scholarships


AMOUNT OF AWARD: $8,000 (for a 4-year college) or $2,000 (for a 2-year college)

CAWG is offering at least six scholarships in 2018 to seniors.  Two (2) 4-year $8,000 scholarships are available for any campus in the UC or CSU system, and at least four (4) 2-year $2,000 scholarships are available for any two-year California community college. Only children of vineyard workers employed in the 2017 or 2018 wine grape growing season are eligible to apply. Complete the scholarship application and submit a two-page essay (500 words) along with official transcripts. See the Counseling Office for the scholarship application or down an application at   


Sun Pacific Scholarship



(3) 20,000 scholarships for seniors attending a four-year college and are interested in earning a bachelor’s degree and

(2) $3,000 scholarships for seniors attending an accredited trade school or two-year community college.

Seniors if your parent or legal guardian works for Sun Pacific Growers and Shippers, then apply for this scholarship! Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community activities, leadership, personal interview and financial need.  Deadline/postmark March 23rd. Pick up an application in counseling or check your student email account for this scholarship.  


Self-Help Enterprises



Self-Help Enterprise (SHE) is proud to announce the availability of the competitive academic scholarship from the Doris “Do” Dooley Scholarship Fund.  Applications are now available to seniors from families that have participated in SHE programs. SHE includes Multifamily Housing, New Homes, Housing Rehabilitation, Community Development and others. The student’s family must have participated in one of Self-Help Enterprises’ programs. Pick up an application in the counseling office or download one at  under the “Get involved” tab.


 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program (California Alarm Assoc. & Electronic Security Assoc.)


AMOUNT OF AWARD: varies ($1,000-$2,000)

CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program is awarding over $25,000 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in California who are graduating in June 2018. There are eleven regional awards, one statewide award, and two national awards. This program rewards students who have excelled academically and are active in community service and extracurricular activities at their school. The CAA/ESA scholarship application and information is available at:


Caltrans District 6/Central Region Transportation 2018 Scholarship



Caltrans is encouraging high school seniors in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern and Tulare counties to apply for their eleventh annual scholarships. There will be a total of six (6) scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 as described below. Apply if you meet the scholarship criteria and are eligible. Applications are available in the counseling office or on their website at:

  • Four (4) Caltrans District 6/Central Region Transportation Scholarships for seniors who will pursue a career in transportation related field.  Applicants will have the opportunity to be selected for a $1,000 or a $2,000 scholarship.
  • Two (2) Caltrans District 6/Central Region Employee Family Scholarships for seniors who will pursue a career in transportation related field and are related to a current, former, or retired Caltrans District 6 employee.  Applicants will have the opportunity to be selected for a $1,000 or a $2,000 scholarship.


Tulare County League of Mexican-American Women Scholarship



TCLMAW scholarship is now available to seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, please ensure that you list a college major and answer all questions as best as possible. Pick up a paper application in the counseling office or print out the attached. This competitive scholarship application is open to both male and females students. The Letters of Recommendation can be completed with the (2) forms attached; however, the recommender doing your letter must return it back to you in a sealed envelope to mail as part of your application packet. 


Ray Jones Scholarship Fund

AMOUNT OF AWARD: (5) $2,500 and (1) $5,000

This scholarship is offering five (5) $2,500 scholarships to seniors who are eligible and qualify based on demonstrating financial need, have proof of California Indian descent and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Only one student will receive a $5,000 scholarship; this student must be applying to a four-year college seeking a bachelor’s degree. Pick up a scholarship application in Counseling.


Read for Life “Pass the Word” Student Scholarship



The annual Read for Life “Pass the Word” for Literacy Scholarship application is now available to seniors who have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service outside of school which focuses on improving literacy in Tulare County. Applicant must have a minimum GPA 2.5 and plan on attending a college, university or vocational/trade school in the fall. See counseling for the paper application or go to to download one.


Valley Oak Quilt Guild


AMOUNT OF AWARD: a $500-750 Scholarship

This organization founded in 1987, is offering a scholarships to seniors who are interested in continuing their education and have been involved in the field of fiber arts and quilting during their high school years. This organization recognizes that this could be more of an avocation than vocation, and so a college major is not this field is not necessary. See the counseling office for a paper application.


California Women for Agriculture (CWA)


AMOUT OF AWARD: varies/ranging from $500 to $1,000

The Tulare/King County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture will be awarding up to $5,000 this year in scholarships. Three different types of scholarships will be offered: Four-year University, junior college and four-year university continuing education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.4 GPA in high school and plan to major in an agricultural based major with clear aspirations in having a career in the agriculture industry. Pick up an application in the Counseling Office.


Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC)


EPIC is a one-week engineering summer camp for students currently in grades 9th, 10th, and 11th.  EPIC introduces campers to the varied fields of engineering through hands-on labs taught by university professors and industry professionals. Every student attends (8) eight labs tailored to their selected engineering focus. There are labs with a focus in the following types of engineering: Aerospace, Civil, Environmental, Material, Architectural, Computer, Industrial, Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical, Software, and Manufacturing.  IF you are interested apply online at Tuition costs: $1,620.


Triple X Fraternity


AMOUNT OF AWARD: (4) $2,000

The Sequoia Chapter of the Triple X Fraternity (located in Visalia), is offering up to four (4) $2,000 scholarships to deserving seniors of Armenian descent. See the Counseling for the paper application.


FOU-E Scholarship (Focus on Unity in Education)


AMOUNT OF AWARD: (2) $1,000

Seniors apply for this scholarship if you plan to major in the field of Education (Teaching.)  You will want to apply at least a week prior to the April 16th, because the application must be in their office by this date, so mail it earlier if you apply! Focus on Unity in Education is a non-profit organization designed to provide research-based professional development opportunities to educators in Central California.  This year, they are offering (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from Central CA., who is planning a career in education. This application has been emailed to seniors, so please check and read your school email.


InFaith Community Foundation



InFaith Community Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the Undergraduate and Graduate scholarships through the Tulare County Lutheran Scholarship Program.  This scholarship opportunity is for seniors who are members of congregations that hold an active InFaith Organizational Fund. Application Information can be found on the InFaith Community Foundation website at: questions may be directed at or calling (800) 365-4172.


American College Foundation - Visionary Scholarship Program (Grades 9-12)


AMOUNT OF AWARD: Ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 with multiple winners.

This scholarship is available to all students in grades 9-12.   Click on Visionary Scholarship, and then scroll to where it reads “How to apply,” and then the Registration Page.  Apply at  All applications for the (ACF) Visionary Scholarship Program will consist of: 1) a completed ACF Visionary Scholarship Application, 2) student’s unofficial high school transcript, 3) a 500 word, typed, double-spaced essay. All components of the application must be received for a student to be eligible for an award. Applications are judged on the ability to follow guidelines (25%), grammar and punctuation (25%), and the merit of the written essay (50%). Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Eligible Non-Citizens and may be asked to participate in a qualification interview as part of the application process to assist the ACF in ultimately determining the winners. All are one-time awards, non-renewable, and are to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution.


ZipRecruiter Scholarship



ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning senior with the most creative entry in their Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Promotion. Essays must be limited to 500 to 800 words. Applicants must be a legal resident of the USA and plan to enroll in an accredited college or university apply at


College Covered powered by Discover Student Loans is offering a scholarship opportunity for you and your parent to win $2,500 to help pay for college! Apply at  You do not have purchase anything nor apply for a student loan to enter. Visit them at: for the official rules. Seniors this flier was emailed to you so check your student email account for this this scholarship as well as all scholarships. Deadline January.



Community Service Requirement

about 1 year ago

Youth Service Learning

To be considered on track with the community service hour requirement you must have the following amount of hours turned end by the end of the grade level indicated:

        9th Grade:   22 hours          
      10th Grade:   44 hours              
      11th Grade:   66 hours

The 85 required hours to graduate may be done in one single project or they may be done from several projects. The following table indicates the categories of YSL projects, example projects/activities and the maximum amount of hours that will be allowed to count toward the required 85 YSL hours.


Type of Project


Max. # of Hrs. Allowed

Non-Profit Community or

School-Based Linked to Community

Organization Dinner or Event, Rodeo Set-up/Clean-up, Can Food/Coat Drives, etc.

No Limit

School-Based Only

Sport Fundraising, Campus Beautification, Score Keeper, Concessions


Job Shadowing

Medical/Dental Office, Construction,

City Hall, Mechanic Shop, Law Enforcement Ride-Along




  • Hours can only be completed before school, afterschool, weekends, and during the summer.  If you attend summer school, you can’t miss school to work on hours.
  • You must submit time sheet within 2 month from the last date of project to to receive full credit.  After 2 months it becomes ½ credit.  After a year you earn = no credit.
  • Hours completed during summer must be turned in within the first 2 weeks of school to receive full credit.
  • Complete entire form.  Forms missing the following will not be awarded credit: Supervisor Signature & contact #, Student Name & ID number.
  • Supervisor may not be a relative.
  • All projects should be approved prior to starting to ensure that it meets the requirements.



After School Program- All events contact Mike Flores at 564-7114

  • F.J White – 564-8021
  • Castle Rock – 564-8001

Non- Profit organizations

  • Kiwanis        
  • Rotary
  • Lion’s Club

Woodlake Youth Football - Contact people are James Sandoval ( or Claudia Andrade (

Woodlake Youth Soccer- Contact Greg Gonzalez at 300-0452 or Florencio Guerra at 564-5212.

Woodlake Family Resource Center (Healthy Start)- Contact Alma Escamilla at 564-5212 (3) Letters of Recommendation are needed.


Woodlake City Hall- Contact Irene Zacarias at 564-8055.

Police Department – 564-3346

 Woodlake Botanical Garden- Manuel Jimenez - 280-2483 or 564-3607

Vacation Bible School (VBS) or Church activities–

Contact Church pastor.

Sequoia Riverlands Trust- Kaley Dodson at 562-310-0168


SCHOOL RELATED: ( 22hrs max)

Club Fundraisers (Mecha, Interact, Key Club, etc.)- See Advisor

Schools Sport Assistance or Activities - Contact Coaches

  • Concession
  • Score Keeper, Stats
  • Water boy/ Water Girl
  • Ref @ Middle School Asst. Coach @ middle school.





Looking for a Career?

about 1 year ago

Discover Business

COS Career Coach

CTE Career Services

Honors/AP Program

about 1 year ago

AP Courses/Policy

1)  Students are expected to take the AP test in May.

2)  You may be required to attend class outside of regular school hours (including summers).
   Any AP exam misconduct which constitutes which violates test taking procedures will result in WHS Honesty Policy consequences (see student handbook for honesty policy consequences).


Top 10 Students:

The top ten students are selected based on their overall (over all 4 years) GPA.  GPA is weighted for AP, Honors, or college level courses.  There could be multiple students for each ranking.  The GPA considered goes to the hundredth place (ex: 4.02).  The following criteria must be met to qualify for top ten:

            -Meet A-G requirements

            -Must be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony

            -Must meet all WHS graduation requirements

Graduate With Honors:

The Graduate with Honors program is offered by Woodlake Union High School to increase academic motivation, broaden university admission options, provide access to competitive majors, prepare for college admission exams, and develop strong academic background.  To qualify as a Graduate with Honors, a student must:

Complete all prescribed courses in grades 9-12
-  Receive no more than 4 semester grades of C in all courses.  Only original grades will be included.
-  Receive a grade of C or higher in all courses, grades 9-12 (no grade of D or F in any course.)
-  Turn in completed application to counseling by May 15th of senior year. 

Prescribed course of study for Graduate With Honors:
English:                   4 years of CP or Honors/AP English.
Math:                      4 years of advanced math
(up to AP Calculus).
Science:                  3 years minimum (Biology, Chemistry, Human Bio, or AP Bio.) Foreign Languages:             3 years of same language.
Social Sciences:      3 years (World Hist., US Hist., Govt. & Econ)
Fine Art:                 1 year (Art, Choir, Band, MFD, Dance)

California Scholarship Federation

California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is a national and honorary club, whose members have met specific academic requirements. Membership recognizes academic effort and achievement. Membership requirements are based on both grade point average and points, which are computed from the courses taken during the semester. Students must apply each eligible term for membership. Students who qualify six times during their sophomore to senior years (one of these must be earned during the senior year) are awarded Life Membership. In addition, the student is bestowed the gold tassels of excellence, which are worn during graduation commencements. Students must have a minimum of 10 points to qualify and is calculated as follows:   
A = 3 CSF Points   B = 1 CSF Points C = 0 CSF Points A grade of “D” or “F” in any course during the term automatically debars membership.


The purpose of the Renaissance program is to recognize students who are achieving academic excellence with tangible incentives, rewards, and recognition. Renaissance Award assemblies are held at the end of each term.

Golden Tiger:    Must have a GPA of 4.0 or better during the previous mester.

Silver Tiger:        Must have a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99

Bronze Tiger:     Must have a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49

Academic Athlete:          A GPA of 3.0 or higher while involved in athletics.      
Scholar Athlete:              Student with highest GPA in their sport.              
Perfect Attendance:       Students missed no class periods the previous semester.

Career Pathways

about 1 year ago


The mission of Career Pathways is to equip students to successfully transition into

  • postsecondary education;
  • advanced career training or employment through standards-based curriculum and hands-on integrating: academic instruction, industry-recognized career and technical skills, and workplace readiness skills.

 The Career Pathways offered at Woodlake High School serve as an avenue for students to develop their college and career readiness skills.  Career pathways provide post-secondary education and training that is well organized as a series of manageable steps leading to successively higher employment opportunities.  These career pathway programs are intended to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage jobs in emerging and growing industry sectors in the local or regional economy.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is not “vocational education” anymore. It is a sophisticated and effective combination of a rigorous college-prep high school academic curriculum and hands-on training in career and technical subjects and workplace competencies. Students graduate with skills matched to employer needs and the knowledge to succeed in college or other postsecondary education, advanced career training or immediate entry into jobs with a meaningful career path.  CTE prepares students for their lives beyond the classroom by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in postsecondary education, advanced career training or immediate entry into jobs with a meaningful career path. CTE programs combine a rigorous high school academic curriculum with training in career and technical subjects and workplace competencies.

For questions regarding the Career Pathway Programs offered at Woodlake High School please contact Carmita Peña, Coordinator of College & Career Programs at (559) 564-3307 Ext. 4301 or via email at

Woodlake High School

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Pathway Completer Map



Plant Science*

Ag Mechanics*

Floral Design


Ag Physical Science

Ag Mechanics I

Ag Physical Science


Ag Biology

Ag Mechanics II



Greenhouse Management

Advanced Ag Mechanics

Art of Floral Design

*These two CTE Pathways are also embedded in the Academy of Sustainable Agriculture




Visual/ Commercial Art

Performing Arts

Multimedia Production


Art I




Art II

        Hispanic Dance 

Multimedia Production


Art III & IV

Advanced Hispanic Dance

Advanced Multimedia Production





Information Support Services


Computer Applications


AP Computer Science Principles





Product Innovation & Design


Introduction to Engineering


Principles of Engineering


Engineering Design & Development