School counselors improve student success

Counselors are vital members of the education team. They help students thrive in school and work toward their school and life goals. To see a counselor, contact him or her or fill out an appointment-request form available outside the counselors’ office.

Lisa Madar
Middle School Counselor
Renee Foran Coyle, counselor and career specialist
Renee Foran
High School Counselor, Career Specialist

College and career development

Explore college and careers

Check out these college-planning resources.

Academic achievement

Get help with school

Counselors help students be successful in school. They also can assist with scheduling and graduation requirements.

Social and emotional skills

Learn how to deal with challenges

Students can seek help with personal issues, including family, friends, depression, self-esteem and drug and alcohol use.

Counselor news

New VSAA Career Center hub

We now have a Career Center hub to provide students with information about internships, college searches, financial aid, and more! It provides dates of upcoming college visits/career fairs and more, information about FAFSA, a career-oriented VPS newsfeed, and the ability to request an appointment with the VSAA Career Counselor. Visit our new Career Center hub

Requesting Transcripts for Colleges & Universities

As seniors start their final high school year, planning for college or university involves several steps to complete application process. To better serve students during remote learning, transcripts will be requested through Xello for all colleges and universities. Students can make the request through Xello by following the directions found here.  The request will be processed at the school and the transcript will be sent directly to the specified college.   If applying to a school that uses the Common App, this process is also integrated with Xello.  One of the first steps necessary is to integrate your Common App and Xello accounts, [...]

Graduation Pathway Options

Students in WA state now have more options to meet graduation requirements. Starting with the Class of 2020, students now have several pathway options to meet the graduation requirement (opposed to the prior testing requirement). This allows students greater flexibility and more options to explore career pathways. One of those pathways is for students to meet the standard on the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).  The ASVAB is an aptitude test that estimates performance in academic and vocational endeavors (in both civilian and military worlds of work).  Test results are NOT released to Recruiting Services without parental permission. Sample [...]

Tips for Self-Care During Coronavirus Closures

Of course this is weighing on everyone but here are some tips for how to take care of your mental health during this unusual time! It also includes a long list of resources including community resources (free food, unemployment, more), mental health resources, parent resources, at-home activities, and college/career resources. Also check out these additional resources

Community resources

Clark County Crisis Line
Behavioral health crisis services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
360-696-9560 or 800-626-8137

Teen Talk
Teen Talk offers non-judgmental peer-t0-peer support for a variety of topics.
email: CCTeenTalk1@hotmail.com  or 360-397-2428

Psychology Today
Find detailed professional listings for a therapist

Children’s Center
360-699-2244

Children’s Home Society
360-695-1325

Mental Health NW 
360-397-8484

Lifeline
360-397-8246

211info
Information and referral services regarding housing, medical, legal, transportation, community groups and support groups can be accessed in Clark County by calling 211 or (360) 694-8899.