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School Counseling Services

School Counseling Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Bridgepoint and Crossroads High School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive guidance, support, and instructional service to meet the academic, personal/social, and career goals of each student. School Counselors, in partnership with other stakeholders, strive to empower students to maximize their potential, become life-long learners, and posses the knowledge and skills to live a well-lived life.

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School Counselor, Mr. Hamilton Baylon's Bio and Contact Information

I am honored and proud to serve Newark's community both as an Educator and parent of Newark Unified School District. Growing up in neighboring Union City, I recall the days when Newark had a roller skating rink and Dumbarton bridge was only two lanes. Needless to say, I'm a home grown product who even attended both Cal State, Hayward and East Bay for my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees, respectively. My goal and purpose as a School Counselor is to provide individualized academic, personal/social, and career support for every student on both campuses in preparation for the excitement and challenges of adulthood. This process of "preparation and support" is a collaborative effort that requires engagement and advocacy from students, parents/guardians, educators, and community stakeholders, so I look forward to nurturing our village to help our students reach their goals. Please contact me via Google Voice or email if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hello.

Contact Information:

Office Phone Number: 1(510) 818-3207

Google Voice Number: 1(510) 431-2761 - (Call or Text during regular work hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm)



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Tobacco cessation and quit resources (Alameda County TUPE Program)

  • The California Smokers' Help Line offers free services for teens and adults that include: self-help materials and one-on-one counseling over the phone. Services are available in multiple languages.

    • English: 1-800-NO BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)

    • Spanish: 1-800-45 NO FUME (1-800-456-6386)

  • Chewing Tobacco: 1-800-844-CHEW (1-800-844-2439)

  • Smart Phone Apps: NCI QuitPal, QuitSTART, QuitGuide

  • Smokefree TXT Support for Teens: Text QUIT to iQuit (47848)

Simple app that focuses on 4 main reasons why smokers should quit:

  1. Social
  2. Emotional
  3. Withdrawal
  4. Personal Motivation

Daily check-in app that encourages users to share how they are feeling and provides rewards based on completing coping activities 



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Free Career Exploration Tools

Free College & Career Exploration Tool (*contact School Counselor for login information)

  • Take a Career Assessment to find out what Career pathways might fit your Interest, Personality, and Values




Electronic Individualized Learning Plan

The School Counselor develops and shares (Google Sheet) a copy of the electronic Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) illustrated below with each student (grades 10-12) at Bridgepoint and Crossroads. The plan includes graduation requirements for both Alternative High School Programs, Adult School and Newark Memorial. After the School Counselor transcribes the student's transcript (credits only and not grades) onto the ILP (Credits When 1st Enrolled  column) it reveals the student's current academic standing on the Credits Needed When 1st Enrolled row. A student's current and projected courses are included in the Q1 - Q4 Courses Taken columns while their projected credits are input into the Q1 - Q4 Credits Earned column. From this information we can accurately determine the correct courses and number of credits a student needs for graduation from Bridgepoint, Crossroads, Adult School or Newark Memorial. 

Parents are welcome and encouraged to receive a copy of this document and review it with the School Counselor. Please email Mr. Baylon ( with the email account that you have on file for your student so Mr. Baylon can share their ILP with you.