CJH Counseling Center

Office Hours: 7:30am to 3:00pm

Phone: (253) 517-1600       Fax: (253) 517-1605

Vanessa Lindgren, School Counselor (last names A-L)     Email: vlindgren@fifeschools.com

Deana Holmes, School Counselor (last names M-Z)    Email: dholmes@fifeschools.com 

Welcome to Columbia Junior High's Counseling Center homepage.  The counseling program at CJH aims to address each student’s academic, personal, social, emotional and career needs, with a compassionate and student centered approach. 


Need to speak with your school counselor? 

Request an appointment.

2nd Semester ScheduleS

2nd semester begins on Monday, January 29, 2024.  In preparation, students are encouraged to review their new schedule in Skyward. If a schedule correction is needed, please complete the online Schedule Correction Form (linked below). Request may be made between January 22 – 31st

Corrections will be addressed in the order they are received through the request form. Please do not email your schedule correction. That will slow down the process.

Requests are considered on a space available basis.  Priority will be given to scheduling errors and students with special circumstances. NOTE: Some requests may require teacher and/or administrator approval. 


Mrs. Lindgren and Mrs. Holmes are available to answer any questions you may have about your schedule. To request an appointment to discuss your schedule, please fill out the School Counselor Request Form.


If you or someone you know is battling depression, self harm, and/or thoughts of suicide - help is available. Your school counselors are here for you.  Click here to make a counseling appointment. 

Visit our Suicide Prevention and Awareness webpage for more resources. 

world Mental Health Day - October 10th

Every year on October 10th, the World Health Organization recognizes this day as a time to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world. It's a day to talk about the importance of taking care of your mental health, and how to get help if you are struggling. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues - help is available. Your school counselors are here for you.  Click here to make a counseling appointment. 

Visit our Mental Health Matters webpage for more resources.

world Language Testing 

Fife School District offers World Language Competency Credits to students that can read, write, speak and understand languages other than English. Students in grades 8-12 who meet these requirements may take a proficiency test in that language and earn up to a maximum of 4 world language credits toward graduation and college entrance requirements. Students are assessed in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. 

To learn more about World Language Competency Credits and to determine if your child is eligible, visit the Fife Schools World Language Testing website. Test and practice information is also available on our website. 

Eligible students are encouraged to contact their school counselor for upcoming testing dates.