Orange Lutheran is committed to the health and well-being of all learners. Leading the state with one of the best student-to-counselor ratios, nine passionate and specifically trained counselors work one-on-one with students to enhance the learning process and promote career, academic, and social-emotional development while building skills and behaviors critical for academic achievement Two freshman-only counselors are dedicated to guiding our newest Lancers, which may include managing a schedule with increased academic rigor, adjusting to changing friend groups, and getting connected to new activities on campus. In addition, our international counselor focuses on the unique needs of learners transitioning to both a new high school and also a new culture. All of our counselors provide college and career planning services, and additional support is available through College Consulting Plus+, as well as for athletes who plan on continuing their career at a collegiate level. See list below to identify your son or daughter’s counselor.

For our 10th-12th graders, our counselors provide a wide variety of support services including one-on-one college planning appointments, grade-level seminars, and much more.  International students work with a dedicated international student counselor who is well-versed in meeting the unique needs of these learners and provides assistance as they are introduced to a new culture and helps them to embrace the American high school experience at OLu.

Orange Lutheran is committed to giving every student the support they need to choose a college or university that best fits them academically, socially, and spiritually. The Counseling & College Planning Department is available to students and parents in several ways:

  • Empower students during the college decision-making process through one-on-one college planning appointments and encouragement to find the college that is the best fit for them
  • Counsel students regarding relevant testing (SAT, ACT, etc.) procedures and dates as well as providing practice test opportunities
  • Offer unique comprehensive college planning seminars for each grade level as well as seminars on topics such as college athletics, college financial aid, and transitioning to college
  • Assist with college and career exploration using Naviance Student
  • Guidance tailored for future collegiate athletes with our NCAA Adviser
  • Assist students and parents with all questions and concerns related to academic advising and college planning



For those who desire a private college consultant, our College Consulting Plus (CCP+) counseling experts specialize in providing a personalized college admission strategy including step-by-step assistance, essay writing support, career inventories, personality and learning style assessments, and a series of regularly scheduled planning meetings. CCP+ is currently accepting students for the Classes of 2024 and 2025 with a limited number of spaces remaining. Please contact Mr. Doug Erickson or Mr. Steve Barillier with questions or click here for additional details.


Student-athletes have specific concerns that require additional counselor advice and support. Our College Athletics Adviser provides expertise in reviewing a student’s core course requirements for both the NCAA and NAIA eligibility centers, assisting with understanding recruiting rules, as well as providing guidance for marketing direction with prospective college athletes.


Orange Lutheran is pleased to offer our families access to Naviance Student, a comprehensive website that parents and students can use to help make decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Naviance also lets us share information with families about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information. Students and parents can also use the site to stay in communication with the counseling office. Click here for additional information about Naviance.


For those students who are seeking the most rigorous course load, we offer 24 honors level courses and 19 Advanced Placement (AP) courses taught by expert teachers who inspire and challenge our students. Our AP students consistently score significantly higher than California and national averages.