Welcome

COUNSELING OFFICE HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 7:40 am - 3:20 pm ~ Wed: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed until 11am on the following dates for district training: 11/20; 1/8; 2/26; 4/8; 5/27

Our mission is to provide all students with the opportunity to gain the attitude, knowledge, and skills for academic, career and personal development in a safe, supportive environment. Our comprehensive school counseling program will educate and empower a collaborative community of learners to achieve academic success and prepare to meet the challenges in our ever-changing global community.

Appointments:

  • Students are welcome to drop into the counseling office before school (740-800 am & 950-1010 am on Wed), after school until 315 pm, or at lunch for quick questions and conversations with their assigned counselor. We do not do drop ins during class time.
  • Official student appointments for during the school day can be made in the counseling office. An appointment slip will be delivered to students by an office assistant on the day of their appointment.
  • Students will be able to use FlexiSched to sign up to see their counselor during NEST times that are not designated for other events. We ask students with quick questions to drop in during lunches or before/after school and save NEST appointments for longer conversations and discussions. Students will have to remain in the counseling office for the duration of the NEST period splitting their time between their meeting with their counselor and quiet study time in our conference room.
  • Before school/After school official appointment times or appointments including parents are set at the discretion of the individual counselor. Please email or call that staff member directly to coordinate a meeting. Staff contact information is available using the tabs across the top of the page.

Frequently Requested Links:

Counseling Newsletters :

Archive from school year 2018-19:

Seniors:

  • Class of 2020 - Counselors did a presentation with general information on the college application process during Nest on September 24th. If you missed the presentation, you can find the presentation here .
  • Transcripts - All seniors should have received a copy of their unofficial transcript from their 1st period teacher this week. For students who don’t have a 1st period class at IHS, there are copies available in the Counseling Office through Friday, September 27th. Please also set up an account on Parchment if you have not yet done this. You will use Parchment to send transcripts to all colleges, scholarships, internships, etc.
  • INFO FOR COLLEGE APPS:
    • Senior Class Size: 600
    • IHS does not rank
    • School Code: 480500
    • Graduation Date: June 2020 (The district has not yet determined an official date yet, so we cannot give you anything more specific at this time. As soon as we know, we will update this page)
  • Tech Test - this is a graduation requirement you may still need to finish. Check here for details
  • World Language Exam information for students interested in testing for credits is now available here.
  • NCAA Students: It is the responsibility of the student athlete to be sure to take care of all tasks required by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Please visit their website directly for more information.
  • Here are some helpful resources from the Washington Student Achievement Council about the transition from HS to post HS:

Juniors:

  • The PSAT will be held here at IHS on Wednesday, October 16th. All juniors are expected to take the exam. The results will generate personalized SAT prep materials at no additional cost from College Board. Junior results are also used to qualify you for the National Merit Scholarship Competition in senior year.
  • Tech Test - this is a graduation requirement you may still need to finish. Check here for details
  • World Language Exam information for students interested in testing for credits is now available here.
  • NCAA Students: It is the responsibility of the student athlete to be sure to take care of all tasks required by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Please visit their website directly for more information.
  • Consider registering now for an official attempt on either the SAT or ACT - spring of Junior year is a perfect target time. IHS has a school code to use during registration - 480500
  • Here is some information related to other typical junior year milestones - Junior Milestone Handout

Sophomores:

  • Here is some information related to typical sophomore year milestones - Sophomore Milestones Handout
  • World Language Exam information for students interested in testing for credits is now available here.

Freshmen:

  • High School 101: Your Guide to Success at IHS This presentation will be linked after we show it to 9th grade students in October. It includes great beginning knowledge and skills they need to reach their high school goals and begin preparing for their future. We encourage you discuss the presentation as a family, along with what strengths your student already possesses, and what new skills they can put into practice this year.
  • World Language Exam information for students interested in testing for credits is now available here.

New to IHS (transfer students):

  • We are so happy you have joined us!!! We want to hear from you - please complete this survey!
  • World Language Exam information for students interested in testing for credits is now available here.