How To Meet With a Counselor
Students may consult counselors to help with course selection, test interpretation, academic difficulties, and career and college planning as well as to seek help in overcoming personal and family difficulties that may impede their academic progress.
Students should make an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by school email, Schoology message or a drop-in. If a student comes to the Counseling Office and the counselor is unavailable, the student should return to class. If he/she is in emotional crisis or otherwise cannot remain in class and a counselor is unavailable, the student will be directed to the Assistant Principal of Student Life & Culture or the Dean of Students.
Duty to Warn
State law (ORS 419B.005 through 419B.045) requires the counseling department and all school personnel to report any behavior, suspicions or student reports of: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, abandonment or neglect to the Oregon State Office, Department of Human Services.
Information disclosed by a student in a counseling session is confidential within the department. This information will not be released or discussed with teachers, parents, administrators or others without the consent of the student and/or parent. There are four exceptions as provided by Oregon State Law:
1. Duty to report any suspicious behavior or student abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the
Oregon State Office, Department of Human Services as required by law;
2. Reporting information to persons outside the school when a student indicates that a crime
involving the significant personal injury or significant property loss will or has been
3. Reporting to one or more specific persons or agencies in a written release of information that
has been read and signed by the student and preserved in the student's counseling file;
4. Disclosing information deemed to be confidential when ordered to do so by a court of law.
In addition to personal, individualized school counseling, a variety of large and small group meetings are provided by the Department to disseminate important information for the student's progress and planning for both the present and the future. With the assistance of the faculty and the administration, the Department conducts an extensive testing program for preliminary career and educational planning, as well as meeting the immediate requirements of higher education. The testing program is as follows:
9th grade: PSAT9 - Test day in April
10th grade: PSAT10 - Test day in April
11th grade: PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) - Test day in October; SAT - Test day in April
12th grade: SAT I; ACT; SAT II (Arranged by the student off-campus)