OHS Guidance Counseling
✸ School Counselors support students in three main areas: Academic Achievement, College & Career Readiness and Social-Emotional Support. Our mission is to help your student make important decisions in high school and develop a meaningful post-high school plan.
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OHS Guidance Counselors
Make Appointments Online with your School Counselor!
Counselors are assigned by student last name. We are available by email or phone and available for either in-person, Googlemeet, and/or Zoom appointments. Schedule appointments online through BookMe on any smartphone, computer or device. Active Links below
WHAT CAN COUNSELORS ASSIST WITH?
A comprehensive high school counseling/guidance program provides the following services to students and families:
Academic Planning: We help with goal-setting, academic interventions, credit recovery, college admission requirements, and exploring the variety of available programs in high school: Dual credit in high school, including Running Start, College in the High School, Advanced Placement and CTE College credit.
Post-High School Planning: We help students develop & solidify a plan for after graduation, taking the necessary steps to make that happen; taking advantage of opportunities, college & career planning, college admissions, financial aid and scholarships to fund their plans, professional/tech schools, ASVAB, apprenticeship programs and more.
Personal/Social Wellness: We facilitate students with overcoming obstacles to be successful in school. All Guidance Counselors have Master's Degrees and have specialized skills to support with the unique developmental needs of teenagers. The focus is on academic guidance and support, such as problem solving, conflict resolution, coping strategies, time management, testing anxiety. For more information, visit our Social-Emotional Wellness page for information on outside referrals, as needed and our specialists in-building, who work with our students as well.
Student Assistance Professional
We are fortunate to have Mrs. Vaal, as our Student Assistance Professional. She is a great resource who can work one-on-one or in small groups with students. Her focus is social-emotional health and helping to remove barriers to success. She is now here at OLY Full time!