Counseling

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Capital High School Counseling Center

Our primary mission is to empower all students to make informed and intentional decisions regarding their education, their health, and their future.

 

The students are assigned to a counselor as a freshman and keep that counselor all four years. Students will be assigned to a counselor based on their last names. CHS counselors are listed below with their portion of the alphabet and contact information. How do you make an appointment with your counselor? Call their extension directly, call Ms. Weeks, the Counseling Dept secretary @ 596-8027 to schedule a time, or email them.


Jenny Morgan

Jenny Morgan, MA

jmorgan@osd.wednet.edu 

360-596-8022
A – D Counselor

Jenny Morgan graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Education. She has taught at the elementary and middle school levels. She obtained a Masters degree in Education from St. Martin’s University, specializing in school counseling.

Nicole Sande, MA

Nicole Sande

nsande@osd.wednet.edu 

360-596-8024
E-K Counselor

 

Nicole Sande graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Physical Education and received a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from St. Martin's University.  She has taught Health and Physical Education at the high school level.

 

Ellen Termine

etermine@osd.wednet.edu

(subbing for Nicole Sande who will return Oct 9)


 

Joel Komschlies, MAJoel Komschlies

jkomschlies@osd.wednet.edu   

360-596-8020
L-Q Counselor

Joel Komschlies graduated from St. Olaf College with a BA degree in Psychology. He then obtained a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Martin’s University.


Benfield headshotStephanie Benfield, MA

sbenfield@osd.wednet.edu   

360-596-8028
R-Z Counselor

Stephanie Benfield graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Sociology and Psychology.  She then obtained a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Martin's University.


David Johnston

djohnston@osd.wednet.edu   
360-596-8029
Graduation Specialist



Sydni WeeksSydni Weeks

sweeks@osd.wednet.edu   
360-596-8027

Counseling Professional Assistant


Janet Anderson

Janet Anderson

janderson1@osd.wednet.edu   
360-596-8023
Registrar


The CHS School Counseling Program provides valuable services to students, teachers, and parents. All counselors support the school's overall mission by promoting academic achievement, career planning and personal/social development. Our primary mission is to empower all students to make informed and intentional decisions regarding their education, their health, and their future. We believe that a school counseling program should be a balance between intervention and prevention, while we assist students in developing skills necessary for success beyond high school. We work to develop and deliver a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that personalizes education for all students.

Our program is based on the standards set forth by the state of Washington and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model, and endorsed by the Washington School Counselor Association. The ASCA School Counselor Competencies outline the knowledge, attitudes and skills that ensure school counselors are equipped to meet the rigorous demands of the profession. The ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors specify the principles of ethical behavior necessary to maintain the highest standard of integrity, leadership and professionalism. They guide school counselors' decision-making and help to standardize professional practice to protect both students and school counselors.

CHS Counselor Services

  • Provide support for the academic, personal, and social needs of students through individual counseling and through group counseling.

  • Act as a consultant to teachers, parents and administration in regards to students' educational and personal needs.

  • Provide referral information for students and parents relating to outside support agencies and services.

  • Provide information and coordination on testing and assessments.

  • Provide college and career information and resources for students and parents.

  • Provide group instruction to support The High School and Beyond Plan.

  • Provide ongoing support and information regarding academic requirements and graduation.

     

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