• At HJ's Guidance Department we are committed to the success of our students. While many schools have the false idea that a student's success is based purely on academics, we understand that academics is only piece of the whole student. Our vision is for individuals to be successful in every area of their life, not just academics. That is why Ms. Mendes and Mr. Alsbrook are always available for students to reach out to. If you are a student at HJ MacDonald and you feel like you need anything, please do not hesitate to fill out the counselor referral form and one of us will see you as soon as possible.