KAMS Counselors:


Nicole Brown   A-G


Loretta Burdeaux   H-O


Kindra Trice   P-Z



The counseling department focuses on the academic, social and emotional growth of our students. However, the State of California has mandated that all students be held accountable for mastering a core set of academic standards before they are allowed to promote to the next grade level. If recommended for retention, we will examine grades, attendance, teacher recommendations as well as the social and emotional growth of students.

The school year is divided into four terms with students enrolled in six courses per term. Each of these courses, if successfully completed by the student, earns the student 2.5 credits.  Students will be able to earn 15 credits per term and a total of 60 credits for the school year.  All 7th grade students need to successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits overall to promote to the 8th grade.  All 8th grade students need to complete a minimum of 90 credits overall to promote to the 9th grade.

We welcome the opportunity to continue working with you and your child toward the goal of academic excellence in middle school and beyond.


Our mission is to ensure a safe, orderly, dynamic learning environment that provides all levels of learner’s universal access to a rigorous curriculum that promotes high standards of scholarship and citizenship.

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Students Who Do Well in School:

  • Students who do well in school set academic and personal goals for school.
  • Students who do well in school expect to be successful.
  • Students who do well in school like learning new information, even if it is difficult at first.
  • Students, who do well in school, are ready to try again, even if they don’t do well on something the first time.
  • Students who do well stay on task in class and finish assignments on time.
  • Students, who do well, have academic confidence and take pride in their work.
  • Students, who do well, want to take academic risks and challenge themselves.
  • Students who do well are at school every day and on time.


You can call 916-686-5210 to report your student’s absence.

Christina Ascencio (Cascencio@egusd.net) works with 7th grade students

Julie Underwood (Junderwo@egusd.net) can take calls regarding  8th grade students

If you send a note or email, please remember to include: student name, date of absence, reason for absence, student ID number (if you have it), and who is reporting the absence. We will not accept emails to clear a student absence from a student's School Loop account. School Loop emails must come from a parent account.


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