Mission San Jose High School provides a peer resource program in accordance to the Fremont Unified School District guidelines. The purpose of the program is to provide support for all students. Our peer counselors are specially selected seniors, juniors, and sophomores who have been trained as peer mentors. The nature of this peer resource support is to encourage a good start to high school for transitioning freshmen, academic gains, and the management of concerns the students discuss. Previous students involved in this program enjoyed building a friendship with their peer mentor
On campus, peer resource is known as "A class here when you need it most." The mentors provide a judgement-free environment, listen to and help guide those in need of a helping hand, spread awareness about sensitive subjects (teen dating violence, drug/alcohol abuse), and plan events to enrich Mission's happiness levels.
Most of the contact between the student and his/her mentor will take place during the read period time (10:03 - 10:23) that proceeds third period.
If this sounds like a program you want for yourself, or your student, you can contact James Richards, the class advisor, at (510) 657-3600 extension 37033. You can also email peer resource at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for the class, applications for the class are released in the Spring, and consist of an application form and interview.