Meet Our Counselors





Torres High School counselors are committed to ensuring your student has access to the best possible education. We will be working hard to help students reach their academic goals for college and career readiness when they graduate.

Contact your counselor via their e-mail address, listed below, or call (559) 416-5909

Sara Bonilla

Head Counselor

9th Grade alpha S-Z
10th Grade alpha I-Z
Office Location: Building A
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43021
sarabonilla@maderausd.org

I have lived in Madera all my life. My favorite subject growing up was music, I was in Band from elementary through my 1st year of college, making lifelong friends, through music I understood the importance of working together. I completed my Masters in Education, Counseling, with a P.P.S., at CSU, Fresno.  I started my career at MLK, Jr. Middle School and value the 10 years experience I gained. I haved worked at Madera South High School for the last 4 years and I am excited to enter my 14th year in education at Matilda Torres High School. I am inspired by my students’ perseverance through trying times, balancing lifes obstacles at home and still placing education 1st. The best piece of advice I have been gifted is to make sure to take time for myself each day, and to remember each day is a chance for a new beginning.

Marisol Iniguez

Counselor

9th Grade alpha A-L
Office Location: Building A
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43037
marisoliniguez@maderausd.org

Marisol Iniguez was raised in Oaxaca, Mexico until the age of 10 when her family immigrated to Madera, CA. During her four years of high school, Marisol took business classes and became a member of FBLA. She attended the Madera Center and later transferred to CSU, Fresno where she received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Her lifetime goal was to give back to her community therefore she decided to go back to school to become a School Counselor. Mrs. Iniguez transitioned into a job at TJ where she worked with students by providing tutoring, social-emotional support and Restorative Practices. She enjoys her family time. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, watching soccer games & listening to music. She is passionate about teaching students to self-advocate. She is a firm believer that your past does not define your future and with hard work and dedication you will achieve your goals.

Janette Oregel

Counselor

9th Grade alpha M-R
10th Grade alpha A-H
Office Location: Building A
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43038
janetteoregel@maderausd.org

I started my college education at College of the Sequoias then transferred to Fresno State. At Fresno State I did the Study Abroad to Spain one of the best experiences ever!! I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Urban Civic Education. I also did the Multiple Subject Credential Program with a Bilingual Authorization, then got my Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and College Counseling along with a PPS credential. I began my career at Admissions and Recruitment at Fresno City College as a Counselor at the Dream Center. I am proud to say that I am originally from the Central Valley from a small town called Corcoran, CA. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and building wonderful memories.

Anayanci Garcia

School Psychologist

Office Location: Building A
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43026
anayancigarcia@maderausd.org

Currently I have a Pupil Personnel Services(PPS)  credential. I earned a Master of Science in Education, with a specialization in School Psychology, from the California Baptist University Riverside. I earned  a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California Riverside.  Early in my career, I was interested in supporting children’s academic success and social emotional well being throughout their developmental stages. My past work experiences included being a mentor, mental health worker, and bilingual instructional aide.  The best advice I have received was to always look at the bright side of a difficult situation, be grateful for what you have and be flexible to change.  During my free time, I enjoy listening to music, drawing, painting, dancing or reading a book.  My favorite subjects in school were history and art. The values that have been important throughout my life are to treat others as you want to be treated, be responsible for your actions, have compassion and empathy towards others. 

Tania Mitchum

Student Advocate

Office Location: Building A
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43035
taniamitchum@maderausd.org

Hi I am Tania Mitchum and I am one of the Student Advocates on campus. I was previously a stallion as an Student Advocate and loved what I did! I am currently working on my Master Degree and PPS credential to become a School Counselor. When something does not go as planned I always tell others and I am a believer that “Everything happens for a reason in life.” What motivates me everyday to keep on going is my students and their achievements. There are three people in my life that inspire me to be who I am today. These people are my mother who is a warrior and hero, my younger brother who is perfect to my eyes and my husband who is my rock. When I am not working I enjoy Hiking, running and going to my cycle classes. My favorite place in the world is the place where I can connect to my roots (Oaxaca México). My favorite subject in school was math and history , I just had the best teachers and that helped me get As and enjoy the classes! The thing that I am the most passionate about is helping my community, I am madera raised and I enjoy giving back to this community!





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College Credit Opportunities





Advanced Placement

AP classes offer a challenging and stimulating educational experience for college bound students. When compared to other high school courses, AP classes often take more time, require more work, and give greater opportunity for individual growth and accomplishment. In May, AP exams are taken and scored on a 5 point scale. Most major colleges and universities recognize scores of 3, 4, or 5 for college credit. The amount of credit varies by institution. Students who are in need of special accommodations, must notify their teacher and the AP Coordinator upon enrollment in the course.

Why take AP?

Dual Enrollment Madera Center

In the spring students enrolled in Medical Terminology will have the opportunity to take OT 10 and earn 3 college credits and 10 high school elective credits.





College & Career Readiness





California Colleges

CaliforniaColleges.edu provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college & career paths & enables educators to track their progress.





GPA Calculator





How to Calculate your GPA

To graduate from high school, students must maintain a minimum overall graduation grade point average or gpa of 2.0. To figure out a current semester GPA, assign the correct points to each grade. For example, if you received an “A” in a class, it equals 4 points, “B” equals 3 points, “C” equals 2 points, “D” equals 1 and “F” equals 0. Add the total grade points earned in all of the classes together, and divide by the total number of classes to get your GPA.

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A = 41st PeriodA = 4
B = 32nd PeriodB = 3
C = 23rd PeriodA = 418 divided by 6 = 3.0 GPA
D = 14th PeriodC = 2
F = 05th PeriodD = 1
6th PeriodA = 4
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Health & Wellness





Social-Emotional Resources

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

Our Counselors, School Psychologists, Clinicians, and BCBA are in the process of collecting and curating social-emotional resources to support our students and families during the school closure.





National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)





Student-athletes and parents interested in NCAA Division I and Division II requirements, see the NCAA Website. It is recommended you start preparing for NCAA qualifications when you are a freshman as certain academic requirements need to be met to qualify.

Contact your students athletic coach and/or their counselor for more information.




Registration Information





New Students

Any student that needs to enroll in MatildaTorres High School needs to complete the online registration process by clicking here.  If you need assistance in completing the online registration process you can visit one of the parent resource centers or come to the front office at Matilda Torres High School.  Once the online registration process is complete and the required documents have been received you will be scheduled for an appointment with a counselor to enroll.





California State Seal of Biliteracy





The website contains information about the California State Seal of Biliteracy program and its requirements for students. The State Seal of Biliteracy, marked by a gold seal on the diploma or transcript, recognizes high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English. Here are examples of how a student can attain the Seal of Biliteracy.





Testing





PSAT

Madera Unified 9th and 10th grade students are scheduled to take the PSAT, and all 11th grade students are scheduled to take the SAT 2021-22 school year.  More information will be provided in Fall 2021.

The new PSAT/NMSQT includes a Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. Test booklets and scored answer documents will be returned to students once received and an email will be sent out with information on how to review and interpret results.

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