Counseling

‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11

Crean Lutheran Counselors seek to shepherd students through high school, prepare students for college, and ultimately trust in the Lord's plan over their lives. Over four years, students will invest time, talent, and energy painting a self-portrait which represents not only their academic standing, but also, and more importantly, their character, leadership, and volunteerism. The mission of Crean Lutheran High School is Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education, and within the context of that mission, our counselors challenge students to meet their potential and enter college and the workplace as capable individuals who represent and glorify Christ in whatever they pursue!

Student counseling with counselors at a desk
Students throwing their caps in the air at graduation
Girl writing in a notebook at a desk

Four Year College Planning

College Counseling

Crean Lutheran offers a comprehensive counseling program in which counselors are devoted to helping students identify their academic and extra-curricular passion(s) as well as their God-given strengths so that students are well angled applicants in their collegiate endeavors.  Our counselors provide an individually tailored approach to each student through specialized four-year planning services. Specifically, we provide a Freshman Counselor whose expertise is geared towards the unique needs of a 9th grader; transitioning to high school successfully, navigating a rigorous schedule and getting connected to campus life.  Our other counselors transition students to focus on and prepare for standardized testing (SAT/ACT), college planning via Naviance Student, course selection, campus involvement and commitment to the community and church.

SAT/ACT Prep

Through a partnership with The College Blueprint, CLHS students are eligible to enroll in one free ACT or SAT prep class.  Classes are offered throughout the school year, as well as during the summer. ACT and SAT prep classes are held on campus at CLHS.

OUR COUNSELORS ARE AVAILABLE

Crean Lutheran's counselor to student ratio is 158:1 compared to the California state ratio of 706:1.

Class of 2019

69

seniors are active members of the National Honor Society

88%

went to a four-year college

51%

went to a christian university

1%

to the military

98%

went on to attend a college or university

$45k

average scholarship award per student

28%

went to US News top-50 school

115

seniors are lifetime members of the california scholarship federation

188

graduates

College Attendance

This is a list of institutions where a few of our graduates are pursuing higher education.

See Full Listing of Colleges

Meet the Counseling Staff

Our five counselors are active members of both the National Association of College Admission Counselors as well as the American School Counseling Association.  The counseling staff is trained to provide comprehensive counseling services that include: academic planning, personal/social support, college/career readiness, and spiritual guidance.

At Crean Lutheran we have:

5 full-time Credentialed Counselors

  • 2 Counselors for grades 10-12
  • 1 Freshman Counselor
  • 1 Learning Success Counselor
  • 1 International Counselor

Additionally, a Campus Pastor is available for consultation and spiritual guidance.

Lauren Bostic - Student Services Clerk

Contact:
bostic@creanlutheran.org
949.387.1199 ext. 2422

Brittany Bouska - Counselor | Grades 10-12, Last Names a-l

Contact:
bouska@creanlutheran.org
949.387.1199 ext. 2300

Christine Cosenza - Vice Principal of Student Services
Contact: 
cosenza@creanlutheran.org
949.387.119 ext. 2405

Kellie Galentine - Counselor | Freshman

Contact:
galentine@creanlutheran.org
949.387.1199 ext. 2383

Sherrie Lah - Director of International Department & Counselor

Contact:
lah@creanlutheran.org
949.387.1199 ext. 2406

Mary Oliver - Learning Success Program Director & Counselor

Contact:
oliver@creanlutheran.org
949.387.1199 ext. 2404

Lauren Yakinian - Director of Counseling & Counselor | Grades 10-12, Last names M-Z

Contact:
yakinian@creanlutheran.org
949.387.1199 ext. 2409

Minha Yoo - registrar & assistant director of international department

Contact:
yoo@creanlutheran.org
949.387.1199 ext. 2410