WHS Counseling

Contact Info

Counselors are available Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am-3:30 pm and Friday from 7:30-3:00 pm. Please contact us by email or phone to set up an appointment via Webex or phone.

Sheryl Williams


Office: 623-915-8427


Grace Conway


Office: 623-915-8443


Dean Dahlstedt


Office: 623-915-8424


Steve Leonard


Office: 623-915-8413


Jason Ellis

Counselor (Tues/Thurs)

Phone: 623-915-8453


Christina Fleming

Records Secretary

Phone: 623-915-8404


Luisa Banos

Counseling Secretary

Phone: 623-915-8402


Debbie Lohr

Career Center Specialist

Phone: 623-915-8465




It is time to begin the ordering process for the Class of 2021 Graduation. Due to the pandemic, the process to order will be done primarily online. Orders will need to be placed through National Graduation Products. Order packets were distributed to students who are on campus and extra order packets are available in the bookstore. Orders need to be placed by Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Orders placed after this date will be subject to product restrictions. Click on the flyer or visit the website for more information.

SEnior Saturday Event

We are hosting an in-person event on the morning of Saturday, March 6 from 9:00-12:00 in the quad for seniors. This event will help you...

1. Complete your FAFSA. This is a must of all seniors.

2. Meet with college representatives and get help applying.

3. Already applied? Learn what the next steps will be.

4. Get answers about financial aid.

5. Meet with military recruiters.

6. Get information on graduation and ordering your cap and gown or other graduation items. If you have items (except for cap and gown) you ordered but have not picked up yet, you'll be able to do so at this event. (Cap and gowns are picked up the last day of school, invitations in April).

WHS counselors, our College and Career Center Specialist, as well as representatives from numerous colleges and military will be there.

Parents are welcome. Be sure to wear a mask.

Any questions? Call 623-915-8465 or email Debbie Lohr at debbie.lohr@guhsdaz.org.

RAmp It Up Event

On Saturday March 6, 2021, we will be having a Ramp It Up event from 8am to 11am. This event will be held virtually through Webex and will be a good opportunity for all students.

Email your teachers to double check if they will be hosting a session this Saturday!

skilled Trades expo 2021

​The 2021 Skilled Trades Expo brings together business and industry professionals, students, and the community to learn and share important information about job training and education and employment opportunities targeted at the skilled trades, including: Energy, Construction, Advanced Manufacturing, and Distribution

This expo will take place on April 1, 2021 from 10am to 1pm and will be held virtually.

To register for this FREE event, click HERE.

GRAND CAnyon University - DAcA/Undoc Scholarships

Grand Canyon University is offering students who have DACA status or are planning to apply different scholarship opportunities.

Students are encouraged to apply to TheDream.US scholarship, which is available to DACA students are undocumented students who came to the U.S. before November 1, 2015. The deadline for this scholarship is March 04, 2021. Click HERE to apply.

Students are also encouraged to apply to the Parsons’ Dreamers Scholarship. This scholarship is being awarded to 100 DACA students who are planning to attend GCU in the Fall of 2021. Students who have DACA status or are in the process of applying are eligible for this scholarship. The deadline is May 1, 2021. Click HERE to apply.

Senior University Admissions Manage, Angella Mejia, is available to help students and parents navigate applying for GCU and both scholarships listed above. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mejia at 602-639-6436 or email her at Angella.Mejia@gcu.edu

Glendale Community College - excel program

GCC has opened their application for the EXCEL program. The EXCEL program is a great fit for new to college, and/or first generation college students who could benefit from a dedicated Peer Mentor early in their first-year experience.

This program provides additional financial resources and support to students through workshops, advocacy activities, and peer mentoring.

To be accepted, the student must be:

- Working towards their first degree (AA, ABUS, AGS, AS, and/or University Transfer Pathway)

- Completed 24 or fewer credit hours

- Has filed (or will file) a 21-22 FAFSA application

- US Citizen, or Permanent Resident

- Enrolled (or will enrolled) for 6 or more credit hours in the Fall 2021 semester.

If you’re interested in applying for the program, click HERE to get started.

Ottowa University-AZ Activity Fair

On March 11 at 6pm, Ottawa University Arizona, is holding an activity fair for students inside the Faith Arena in Surprise, Arizona. This is a great opportunity for students who need help with college tuition.

Program managers will be offering scholarships to students interested in joining their clubs. These scholarships will be ranging from $8,000 to $12,000 per year.

Click the link below to register for the event.


virtual campus tours

If you’re interested in attending one of the three state universities, this is a great way for you to get to know the campus. ASU, UArizona, and NAU are providing students the chance to virtually tour their campus and see what their university has to offer.

To get started, click one of the links below to start touring a campus.




ASU Virtual Campus Experiences

Sign up now to secure your spot for Spring 2021. Virtual tours available for:

    • Polytechnic, Tempe, and West campuses

New College Readiness Workshops:

    • A Day in the Life of a College Student – Learn what the life of a college student is like including tips and tricks from current ASU students

    • College Affordability – Discover how millions of students pay college every year and how you can make it affordable

    • The College Enrollment Process – Devise your plan to college now while learning what you can do now to get prepared

    • Higher Education & The Best Fit For You – Realize your goals for your educational and professional future and take the first steps to getting there

    • Me3 Career Exploration - Find a major, degree program and career that fits you with me3®, an online interactive major and career quiz.

Scheduling is flexible and is on a first come first serve basis. Questions? Contact: allison.m.gray@asu.edu

Washington's student supports

Click on the link below to be directed to the Student Support at WHS site. Here you will find links to different resources and supports for students.

Student Support at WHS

Free virtual tutoring for all freshmen

ASU Gear Up will be hosting open tutoring sessions for all freshmen students who require academic support. Sessions will be held during 8th hours as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Click on the Webex links below:

8th hour tutoring sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:30 pm

Math Tutoring: https://guhsdaz.webex.com/meet/aniyah.braveboy (T/TH)

English Tutoring: https://guhsdaz.webex.com/meet/michelle.fuentesorellana (T) https://guhsdaz.webex.com/join/victor.caison (TH)

Science Tutoring: https://guhsdaz.webex.com/meet/caden.swider (T/TH)

Evening Tutoring Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm

All Areas of Study: https://guhsdaz.webex.com/meet/luis.garcia (T/TH)


Grand Canyon Universities Learning Lounge is offering free virtual tutoring in reading, writing, math or science. Use the link below to find out more information and schedule your tutoring session.


Scholarships and financial aid

Washington High School:

Washington's College and Career Center and counselors are available to assist students with completing their FAFSA. Use the links below to email Mrs. Lohr or your counselor to set up an appointment.

Mrs. Lohr: debbie.lohr@guhsdaz.org

Mrs. Williams: sheryl.williams@guhsdaz.org

Ms. Conway: grace.conway@guhsdaz.org

Mr. Leonard: stephen.leonard@guhsdaz.org

Mr. Dahlstedt: dean.dahlstedt@guhsdaz.org

You must complete this short survey after you submit your FAFSA


City of Phoenix Outstanding Young Man or Woman:

The City of Phoenix honors and awards the outstanding achievements of high school students through the Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman Program. Click on the link below for more information and application for up to $2,000 in scholarship money.


Grand Canyon University:

GCU Students Inspiring Students Scholarship. Please see the attached flyer and video for more information.



Arizona State University:

ASU will hosting virtual workshops throughout the semester that will cover virtual tours/experience, applications, FAFSA, scholarships, and academic and major exploration sessions. Please click on the link below to register.


Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)

Click on the links below for information on the WUE program if you are considering attending an out of state school. This program allows students to attend out of state schools for a reduced level of tuition. The links will provide information on which schools participate in the program, a brochure, and a link to their website.




Counseling Calendar

View the full calendar of WHS Counseling events.