The best way to contact Bonnie is by email at email@example.com or call her at 360-313-4607. Her regular hours are from 9am to 4:30pm every day; earlier or later appointments are possible as needed.
Susan Cushwa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 313-4584. Her hours are all day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning.
If you have an emergency and cannot reach a counselor, please call the main office at 360-313-4600 and they will help you find assistance. Students may also sign up to see their counselor outside their office door.
Rotary Scholarship deadline moved to Monday, February 10 at the end of the work day, due to weather.
The VSAA Counseling and Guidance Program
The counseling and guidance program at VSAA provides a comprehensive approach to student services.As counselors, we support the teaching of guidance curriculum in the classroom through Advocacy, and also provide direct instruction in the areas of problem solving, conflict resolution, college planning, and career guidance.We work individually with students and consult with parents and teachers in regard to any academic and personal/social needs that may impact their success in the classroom.In addition, we provide counseling for students in regard to life issues and stressors that are impacting success in school and in the community; consultation with parents and staff; crisis intervention, and community information and referral as needed.
Bonnie Little, M.S.W. School Social Worker. My focus is working with all high school students. This fall is my 12th year at VSAA and my 24th year with Vancouver Public Schools. Before coming to the schools, I worked in mental health and in child welfare services.
Susan Cushwa, school counselor. This is my my second year here at VSAA and I will be working with the Middle School students.
*All high school parents are encouraged to become familiar with the CAREER web page on the VSAA website: containing valuable information about college visits to VSAA. If you click on the “Events” link on the Career page you will find a list of information sessions with national universities and liberal arts colleges in Portland. There are links for scholarships, testing, and career information.
*Using Career Cruising, juniors and seniors began working on their High School and Beyond Plan, a graduation requirement. CAREER CRUISING is the Career Exploration website that all Vancouver high school students use to complete the Career Planning tasks for their High School and Beyond Plan and their Culminating Project.Students can access their Career Portfolio from home with their own unique username and password. In October, 9th and 10th graders will begin their Career Exploration process.
* College Bound Scholarship: Seniors who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship should file the FAFSA by February 1, 2014. All seniors are encouraged to file a FAFSA to be eligible for scholarship opportunities at the schools where they have an application. For scholarship listings go to the VSAA web page and click on CAREER and then “Scholarships”. Contact Bonnie Little if you have questions.
VSAAHIGH SCHOOL CODE NUMBER for all testing & the college application process is 481480.
Attention all 7th and8th grade students, you maybe eligible for the College Bound Scholarship. This scholarship offers the promise of tuition and books to qualifying 7th , 8th and graders in the state of Washington. It covers the amount of tuition (at public college rates) not covered by other state financial aid, plus $500 for books. You can use it at two or four-year colleges. How to apply:Go to the following website to check income eligibility and sign up:www.hecb.wa.gov/collegebound.If you have questions or need help signing up, please call Susan Cushwa for assistance at 313-4600. Students who are eligible this year need to sign up by June 30, 2014.
211Information and Referral:Information regarding housing, medical, legal, transportation, community groups and support groups can be accessed in ClarkCounty by calling 211 or (360) 694-8899.