NJH Counseling Department Mission: 

In partnership with families, staff and the community, school counselors provide a developmental program that addresses students' academic, personal/social and career development. The mission of the NJHS Counseling Department is to help support students to become healthy, motivated individuals who are capable of reaching their full potential. We do this by addressing the needs of the whole child -- emotional, mental, and physical. We encourage students to find balance in their lives and we teach them to celebrate and value their unique strengths and talents. Our hope is that all of our students will be resilient, capable, and meaningful contributors to the world.

Counseling Team

Mariah Ruth

School Counselor

7th grade, Class of 2030


Christian Lim  

School Counselor

8th grade, Class of 2029


Ryan Gant

School Counselor

9th grade, Class of 2028 



Contact us by emailing your grade level counselor, or by requesting an appointment:

Student Services Team

Social Worker:

 Sherry Tipping 

School Nurse



School Psychologist

Catherine McArthur 

Speech Pathologist:

Alisha Scholer

For incoming students, check out Boise School District's registration page:

After you submit your child's information online, our registrar Mrs. Torigian will contact you to finalize the registration. You will then also submit your student's class selections to your respective grade-level CounselorYou can review our course descriptions here.

Requesting an appointment with your school counselor


We prefer for students to request an appointment in advance of arriving to the Counseling office. To request an appointment with a North JH Counselor, student's please use this form.  Or, students are able to fill out the paper form on the door of the Counseling office suite, or send an email to your grade-level Counselor


All parent and guardian appointments can be be in-person or virtual. To request an appointment with a North JH Counselor, parent/guardian's please use this form, or email your grade-level Counselor