Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology Academy High School

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Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology Academy High School
ETS/CEEB Code: 054088



Assistant Principal, Counseling & Student Services Department


Mr. Jeremy Hoffman -
School: (323) 920-6125

Counseling Department Staff

College Counselors


Mr. Rafael Esparza -
School: (323) 920-6125  Cell: (310) 403-1570
11th Grade / 9th Grade [N-Z]
12th Grade / 9th Grade [A-F]

Ms. Nada Soeun -
School: (323) 920-6125  
10th Grade/ 9th Grade [G-M]

Counseling Clerk
Ms. Rosa Jimenez -
School: (323) 920-6125 


Socio-Emotional Counseling Staff

School Social Worker
Ms. Lorena Barbosa
School Psychologist
Ms. Mariana Tapia

Academic Counseling:

At Burton Tech we aim to work collaboratively with all students, parents, and teachers in order to ensure that students make the most out of their academic experience. Academic services include:
    • Meet with students each year to create a schedule that best fits their educational goals and abilities
    • Explore career/college major options
    • Ensure UC/CSU/NCAA eligibility/Burton Tech graduation
    • Serve as an advocate for students and work as liaisons between student and teacher
    • Support students who are not reaching their academic requirements

Personal Counseling:

We help our students understand and appreciate their unique qualities as they develop into young adults. Our Personal services include:
    • Provide a safe space for students to discuss personal concerns
    • Facilitate referrals to outside counseling resources as needed
    • Serve as a consultant to faculty and staff when concern for a student arises
    • Assist the Burton Tech community in difficult situations

College Counseling:

We empower our students to make informed decisions about their futures by providing accessible information and encouraging students to find the “right fit” after graduation. Our office provides a full range of counseling services, including but not limited to:
  • College planning and preparation
  • Provide information on colleges and the college process. This includes campus visits, financial assistance, and career opportunities beginning freshman year
  • Facilitate the accessibility over the college process to students and parents through individual counseling sessions as well as events sponsored by the Counseling Department.
  • Parent/Student education events
  • Keep students informed of application procedures and deadlines
  • Inform students of the options available to them after high school

Burton Tech does not discriminate against any student based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Below is a description of the counseling services that Burton Tech offers to students.