CJH Counseling Center

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

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

Brian Neufeld (last names A-K) Email: bneufeld@fifeschools.com

Deana Holmes (last names L-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.


Has your family been impacted by COVID-19? Are you in need of resources? If so, please email one of our school counselors. We are here to help.

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

United Way of Pierce County

United Way of King County

Resources for residents of King County


Need to speak with your school counselor?

Request a phone or video conferencing appointment.

Skyward is Fife's Student Information System where students and parents may access grades, attendance, schedules, check lunch account balances, etc. Parents and students each have their own log-in with different access features.

If you need help logging in to Skyward, please complete the Request for Skyward Support Form for assistance.

Students must be in the 7th or 8th grade to apply

Online tutors are available from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. everyday (with the exception of holidays), for one-on-one homework help. The service is available in English or Spanish, for students of all ages. Online homework help requires a Pierce County library card.

Schedule Change Policy

Requests may be made during the first 3 days of the semester by completing the Schedule Change Request Form.

The deadline to make a request is Monday, September 7 @ 3pm.

Only requests for the following reasons will be considered:

* Missing a class period

* Placed in the wrong course level

* Missing a graduation or college readiness requirement

Schedule changes will not be made to accommodate preferences (i.e., I prefer math in mornings, I want PE in the afternoons, etc.).

Schedule changes will be granted on a very limited basis and are subject to availability.

Questions regarding your schedule?

Please contact your school counselor for assistance.