Dixon High School Counseling Department

Mrs. Becerra
Counselor A-La
707-693-6330 x 7122


Mr. Rodriguez
Counselor Le-Z
707-693-6330 x 7124


How to Contact Your Counselor


  • If you would like to set up an appointment to speak to a counselor, please email your counselor with your name, student ID, phone number, and the best time to reach you.
  • You can stop by the Counseling Center and fill out a “Student Services Request Form” 
  • You can call your counselor and leave a message.  Please leave your name, student ID,  and a phone number to call you back. 
Graduation and A-G Requirements

DHS Graduation Requirements

Dixon High School has a minimum credit requirement of 220 credits to graduate. Along with these credits are specific areas to be completed. Scroll down and download the DHS graduation requirements file to learn more.

A-G Requirements

The A-G / College Entrance Requirements are a sequence of high school courses that students must complete (with a grade of C or better) to be minimally eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). They represent the basic level of academic preparation that high school students should achieve to undertake university work.

Request a Transcript

For Current Students

  • Current DHS students should fill out a transcript request form located in the counseling office

Former DHS Students

Schedule Change

The staff at Dixon High School believes all students can learn and need to be in challenging and rigorous classes. Students are responsible for determining and accepting the course of study for which they register. They must plan very deliberately, always  keeping in mind high school requirements , individual interests and post secondary  plans. 

Reasons a schedule change WILL be made:

  • Your counselor made a mistake
  • To meet A-G requirements
  • For graduation purposes

Reasons a schedule change WILL NOT be made:

  • The class is too hard
  • You want a different teacher
  • Classes are full


College and Career

Thinking About Your Future

It is never too early to begin thinking about what you want to do after graduation. Below are some helpful resources to help guide you into the right path for you.

4 Year Colleges and Universities

Public universities, private universities, liberal arts colleges and career colleges offering bachelors degrees all fall into the category of 4-year colleges and universities.

Community College System

For those who want to explore, online assessments can help you discover areas that ignites your passion. Look into the California Community Colleges’ for more than 200 workforce training opportunities that provide hands-on experience while building the comprehensive skill sets needed today and into the future. Check out which CA community college is right for you.

Trade/Vocational School

A vocational school is a type of educational institution which is designed to provide vocational education, or technical skills required to complete the tasks of a particular and specific job.

Armed Forced

The Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard are the armed forces of the United States. The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard are reserve components of their services and operate in part under state authority.

Work Force

Are you interested in going straight into the work force? Visit the College and Career section of this site. There are great resources for you to help you plan.

Unsure of your plans after high school?

If you are unsure of your plans after high school, set up a meeting with your counselor to discuss options and goals.


​Explore California Colleges and Careers – http://www.californiacolleges.edu/
College Board’s Big Future – https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
NRCUUA’s My Options – https://myoptions.org/
U.S. Department of Education Scorecard – https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Financial Aid

California Dream Act – https://dream.csac.ca.gov/landing
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – https://studentaid.gov
2024-2025 FAFSA Checklist – https//www.educationquest.org/pdfs/FAFSAchecklist.pdf
California College Promise Grant – Community College – https://home.cccapply.org/en/money/california-college-promise-grant
CSS Profile (Financial Aid Profile required by many Private Colleges) – https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (Support and Scholarships for students regardless of documentation) – https://www.maldef.org/
Cash for College Workshops – tps://cash4college.csac.ca.gov

College Admissions Testing
SAT – www.collegeboard.com
ACT – www.actstudent.org

Social Emotional Tools

Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for safe and positive learning, and enhances students’ ability to succeed in school, careers, and life.

Here Are Some Tips to Help You Succeed

  • Stay Organized. Use an agenda to help you manage your class assignments and tasks.
  • Set Goals. Setting goals for yourself can help you reach your end goal quicker and identify what it will take to get you there.


Mental Health

The Counseling Staff at DHS is here to support you. If you are having a difficult time coping with your mental health, please reach out to an adult you trust, a DHS staff member, or a mental health professional. Here are some tips for your mental health:

  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep. When you sleep, your brain assists your body in healing itself from the stressors you encountered during the day
  • Build a support network. Being able to reach out to others for help can mean the difference between giving up and reaching success. Your support network should include professors, friends, family members, resident advisors, your counselor, and anyone else you feel can help you rise above a problem.
  • Get active. Sticking to an exercise routine, even if it is walking for thirty minutes each day, can elevate your mood. Exercise can also help you sleep better, have more energy during the day, and concentrate better on assignments and during tests.
  • Eat a healthy diet. The healthier the food and drinks you consume, the better regulated your mood will be and the better your body will be able to release the chemicals that make you feel good.
  • Check in with your counselor. Meeting with a counselor, allows you to learn stress management techniques, how to calm yourself before a test, and how to combat other issues you may be facing

Do you need to see a Mental Health Clinician?
The Mental Health Referral process starts with completing the referral form.

Mental Health Referral Form English:
Mental Health Referral Form Spanish:

Parenting Tips

Encouraging Kindness in Kids  from Greater Good In Action

Tips for Dealing with an Angry Child from Love & Logic

Quick Parenting Tips from Love & Logic

Looking Out for Your Child’s Friendships by Michele Borba

Sharing Control Through Choices  from Love & Logic

Using Enforceable Statements from Love & Logic

Teaching Your Child Resilience from Kidspot

Ditching the Word “Don’t” by Amy McCready

Encouragement vs. Praise from Love & Logic

6 Things Students Need to Build Resilience by Barbara Gruener

When Children Lie: How to Respond and Build Honesty by Hey Sigmund

Don’t Set Too Many Limits from Love & Logic

What To Expect When Your Child Needs Therapy by Melissa Martin

Growing Resilient Learners by Araluen Primary School (Growth Mindset Explained)

Meltdown Cheat Sheet by Mindful Life

Signs of Depression During the Pandemic by Child Mind Institute

Quick Facts on Substance Abuse Disorder ​by Child Mind Institute