How to Contact Me

  • Room:  College/Career Center, Room 53
  • Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday, 10am-5:00pm
  • Online: Contact Form
  • Email:
  • Telephone:  (415) 759-2700 x3399

My Courses


Ms. Oriol Zales

HAPPY NEW YEAR and WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL for 2009-10! I look forward to meeting you or seeing you again SOON! =] ~Ms. Zales

SENIORS:  Apply ONLINE at for Financial Aid and get your Cal Grant form in the College/Career Center. Please have a College/Career Center counselor review your application before you submit to avoid incompletion and errors!!

JUNIORS: SAT & ACT fee waivers are available in the College/Career Center so you can test for FREE (up to 2 times per test) Come by to get your fee waiver if you are eligible (you qualify if you are eligible for Free/Reduced lunch OR if you are signed up for PACT with me).

ALL STUDENTS: GOOD LUCK ON FINALS! Keep your grades up in class. No D's or F's are allowed for college eligibility so if you get a bad grade you MUST make it up ASAP.



*Please check links, notes and calendar below frequently for updates and SCHOLARSHIPS*

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

Greetings and thank you for your interest in PACT, Inc.! I am your PACT Educational Advisor at Lincoln High school. PACT, Inc. is a federally funded, non-profit educational organization designed to assist young people in preparing and applying for college admissions and financial aid. Visit for details on our program.

I was born in San Francisco but grew up about an hour and a half north of here in Sonoma County. I am from a low-income family and was the first in my family to get a college degree. I received my Bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz, and BCLAD Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University. When I was in high school I got good grades, but was not very aware of college options, financial aid or scholarship opportunities. This has inspired me to want to help and encourage high school youth become better aware, informed and prepared to apply for and enter higher education and take advantage of all the resources available in our vibrant and diverse communities of San Francisco. I have worked in Pre-College Programs since 2004. I joined the PACT team in SF in Fall of 2006. This is my 4th year at Lincoln High and I love it here =].

As your PACT Educational Advisor, I am available 10:00am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday in the College & Career Center, Room 53 (downstairs behind cafeteria) at Lincoln High School. 9th-12th grade students are welcome! Once you have signed up to participate with PACT (all services are FREE and confidential), I will be available to provide you with one-on-one advising to discuss your college plans/goals, review your high school transcript, and provide you with information on college requirements/admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and career planning. Additionally, I can provide you with college application assistance and fee waivers (for eligible students), as well as SAT/ACT registration information, practice tests, and FEE WAIVERS (for eligible students). PACT also takes PACT students on FREE college campus tours every semester. Throughout the year I give lunchtime and afterschool workshops to students regarding college admissions, writing personal statement essays, financial aid, and more. It’s never too early to start planning for success!

Please feel free to email, call or stop by anytime with your questions. You may drop-in, but scheduling an appointment is recommended (especially during busy periods: October/November and February/March). You may contact me at Lincoln Mon-Thurs at (415) 759-2700, or at PACT, Inc. headquarters on Fridays, Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer at (415) 922-2550, or at

I look forward to working with you! Have a great year!

Sincerely, Ms. Zales