The best way to contact Bonnie is by email  at 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.  

VSAA is welcoming our new full-time counselor for middle school students: her name is Lisa Madar. She can be reached by email at or call her at 313-4584. Lisa is originally from Indiana where she worked as a school counselor for 4 years. (We will be adding her picture as soon as it is available).

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.

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                                         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 provides counseling services, career guidance, and college planing to students in grades 9 through 12.

Juniors can now buy Tickets for the  PSAT in the Business office for $15. Space is limited so buy your ticket as soon as possible. On Oct 2, we will allow 10th graders to buy a ticket; and on Oct 9 we will allow 9th graders to by any remaining tickets. This test is primarily for 11th graders. 



VSAA  HIGH SCHOOL CODE NUMBER for all testing & the college application process is 481480.  


* College Bound Scholarship: Seniors who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship should file the FAFSA by February 1, 21016 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.





Attention all 7th and  8th 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:  If you have questions or need help signing up, please call Lisa Madar for assistance at 313-4600. Students who are eligible this year need to sign up by June 30, 2016.



211   Information and Referral:  Information regarding housing, medical, legal, transportation, community groups and support groups can be accessed in Clark County by calling 211 or (360) 694-8899.


Clark County Crisis Line: For adults and children who are experiencing a mental health crisis, services are available for 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all Clark County residents.           

(360) 696-9560 or (800) 626-8137


If you need someone to talk to and are NOT in Crisis you can call either

** TeenTalk at (360) 397-2428    Mon – Thurs 4pm – 9pm, Fri 4pm – 7pm   or  


** CVAB Warm Line at (360) 750-2012 or (360) 750-2014

Daily 5pm to 10pm