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
Counselor
Middle School Counselor
Renee Foran Coyle, counselor and career specialist
Renee Foran
Counselor
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

Seniors: Your opinions are wanted!

Hello VSAA Seniors, We love you and miss seeing you! We would really appreciate if you would take a little time to fill out this VPS Senior Survey. This survey is sent out yearly to all seniors, but you are the one and only CLASS of 2020 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! You may find it a good place to sort out the events and feelings that go along with this unprecedented year. The survey is due June 1st. Let's pretend it's due right away and get it done now! : ) The district (and VSAA) want to hear from you!

Emotional support during COVID-19

Information on how to support teens during COVID-19 Parent self-care Tips to help ease anxiety in children Teens & Sleep Some mindfulness videos to try if anxiety is an issue

Family Resources

Food pantry and Child Care Vancouver School District's Family-Community Resource Center coordinators continue to reach out to families in need to help them access food provided by our community partners, and food pantries are continuing to operate around Vancouver. And, as Governor Inslee has mandated, as of March 30 we offer free childcare services for healthcare workers, first responders, pharmacy workers and grocery store workers. To request child care, please contact Educational Service District 112 Child Care Resource and Referral at 360-952-3466. Clark County Food Bank has compiled a list of additional resources: Food pantries Hot meal [...]

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.