Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958

Junior Year

College Planning

Greetings CCHS Parents and Guardians,

We would like to introduce ourselves and welcome you to the 2019-20 school year.  We are your son’s guidance counselors:  Mrs. Debra Martinez (last names A-L) and Mr. Jason Hill (last names M-Z).  We are excited to work together with you and your son to help you both navigate through his junior year. 

As counselors we assist students in various ways.  We meet with each student on an individual basis to discuss their college options, SAT and ACT tests plans, scholarship opportunities and career exploration.  We monitor student progress on a daily basis and work alongside teachers, students and their parents to ensure academic success.   Junior counselors also meet with students in small groups to assist them in familiarizing themselves with the college application process and timeline. Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to conduct a family meeting to create a customized plan of action.  Meetings are scheduled during the school day between 7:30 am and 2:00 pm.  Please contact us if you would like to schedule a family meeting with your son and his counselor. 

Junior year is a year of ACTION: prepare/register for standardized tests, actively research possible universities, visit college campuses and create a plan of action.  Junior year is also the last academic year used to calculate the GPA utilized for college applications.  Therefore, your son’s academic progress throughout his junior year will play a vital role in his college journey.

We look forward to working alongside you and your son to assist him in any way possible.


Mrs. Debra Martinez                                                  Mr. Jason Hill
Junior Guidance Counselor                                       Junior Guidance Counselor
(Last names A-L)                                                         (Last names M-Z)
305-223-5650 ext. 2246                                             305-223-5650 ext. 2245                         

Junior Year Counselors

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Debra Martinez

    Mrs. Debra Martinez 

    Junior Year Counselor (A-L)/Christian Service Coordinator
    ext. 2246
  • Photo of Jason Hill

    Mr. Jason Hill 

    Junior Year Counselor (M-Z)/NCAA Recruiting Coordinator
    ext. 2245
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.