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What We Do

Cunha counselors track academic, personal/social, and college/career needs specific to middle school students. We provide individual and group counseling as well as coordinate various programs and services for students. A full list of these services is provided under our Menu of Counseling Resources.

Students are divided by the first letter of their last name which allows the counselor to follow students through their entire three years at Cunha.

All information shared in the Counseling Office is confidential which means that we do not share information with any outside parties including parents, teachers, or other students without permission. The only exception is if a student shares that he/she is thinking of harming themselves or others, or that someone is harming them in which case we are legally mandated to seek help for this student. Both phone numbers reach a confidential voice mail so that any message left will only be heard by the counselor that you called.



For Immediate Release

March 26, 2018


Contact: Russell Brunson
Administrative Services Manager


Students Invited to Apply to Half Moon Bay's 

Annual Leadership Awards Program

Cash prizes to be awarded

Half Moon Bay, CA - The City of Half Moon Bay invites students to apply for one of the City's annual Leadership Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements and leadership qualities of middle school and high school students. 


These awards honor students who have distinguished themselves as role models among their peers. Areas such as work ethic, community service, leadership, social responsibility, and/or overcoming obstacles to accomplish goals are considered.




Click here for the online application


If a hard-copy application is preferred, they are available at City Hall, 501 Main Street. Hard copy applications must be emailed to or dropped off or mailed to 507-B Purissima Street, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019.


Five awards are typically given, one in each of the following grade categories:

8th grade: $100 Award

9th grade: $100 Award 

10th grade: $100 Award 

11th grade: $200 Award 

12th grade: $1,000 Award



  • Must be a student in good standing enrolled in middle school or high school in Half Moon Bay
  • Must have a good attendance and academic record
  • Must have volunteered in the community
  • Must illustrate leadership skills or exemplary social responsibility
  • May have overcome adversity or serve as a role model to others

If you have a student who is interested in attending Cunha for the 2018-2019 school year and your student does not currently go to a Cabrillo USD school, we have arranged the following days for your student to get the Cunha experience:


Friday, April 13th


Please fill out the attached Shadow Request Form, and turn it into the counselors. Please note, all students shadowing will be paired with a student ambassador who will show them the school, experience classes together, and answer all questions they might have.


***Space is limited so please complete and turn the form into the counselors as soon as possible to reserve a spot


***Current Cabrillo USD 5th graders should not sign up for a Shadow Day as they will have their own special day to visit Cunha***


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Helpful Websites for Students and Families

Local Resources for Support

Food and Nutrition:

Second Harvest Food Bank 

Food, Clothing, Housing Assistance:

Coastside Hope 

Dental Services:

Sonrisas Dental Center

Counseling Services:


Mental Illness Support:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI),

Prevention & Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP)

Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Anger Management, Counseling:

El Centro de Libertad

Reproductive Health Services:

Planned Parenthood

Healthcare Services:

RotaCare Bay Area 

Coastside Clinic

Immigrant Benefits & Resources:

Legal Aid of San Mateo County

General School Help



Language Arts/Reading


Social Studies