Welcome to Guidance Services
Students are assigned to guidance counselors alphabetically by last name. All students will be scheduled for a consultative visit with their guidance counselor at least twice during the school year. Any student who needs to see a counselor or the Assistant Principal for Curriculum is to complete a Guidance Request Slip and give it to the guidance secretary. Requests will be responded to in a timely manner.
All testing is coordinated through the Guidance Department. Some standardized tests are optional and require fees. Students can discuss their particular testing needs with a counselor. Test dates and other pertinent information concerning the SAT and ACT are available in the Guidance Office. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT) and/or Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) are required for graduation from high school.
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Assistant Principal - Curriculum
Jessica Owen graduated from the University of Florida with her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees. She has enjoyed working as a school counselor at both the high school and elementary levels in the Lee County School System and is proud to be a Panther.
Ms. Skinner is in her ninth year as a School Counselor in Lee County and first year at Cypress Lake High School. Ms. Skinner loves working with students and is delighted to serve the students of Cypress Lake High School. She is a Florida native, bilingual, a mother of two and happily married. She attended Miami Dade Community College where she earned Associates of Legal Studies, Florida International University where she earned Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations, but ultimately attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned a Master of Arts in School Counseling. Traveling, spending time with family and practicing yoga are among her favorite pastimes.
“Live with gratitude; live with an open heart; the possibilities are endless.”
Iliana Araujo is originally from New Jersey. She is married and has two daughters. She has served in the Public School System since 1998 both in New Jersey and Lee County. Her responsibilities include working in collaboration with the Students, School Counselors, Teachers and Administration in maintaining Student Data.
Mrs. Michelle Durdan relocated from Connecticut and has worked as Guidance Secretary/Registrar at CLHS for the past 9 years. Her responsibilities include enrolling/withdrawing students and ensuring accurate record keeping for all student files. She also handles conference room scheduling as well as assists the counselors to ensure smooth daily guidance operations. When necessary, Mrs. Durdan also serves as back up for the clinic.