Bonnie Little has retired. Renee Coyle will be taking her place as the new full-time high school counselor at VSAA. She will be starting on August 14, 2017. She can be reached at  or 360-313-4607. Her regular hours are from 9am to 4:30pm every day; earlier or later appointments are possible as needed.  

Lisa Madar is our full-time counselor for middle school students.She can be reached by email at or call her at 313-4626.

Tamara Scharfenkamp is our Prevention/Intervention Specialist. She is available on Thursdays. You can reach her by email at or call  her at 360-313-4600.

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.

VSAA 8th grade Orientation to High School
College planning-where to begin.pptx
Parent tips for helping children cope with tragedy_2_0.docx

VSAA School Code is 481480 for all college testing and applications.

Parent Project Flyer
"Tired of the Drama?" The Clark County Parent Project presented by ESD112 and the Clark County Truancy project provides proven strategies for parents raising today's children and teens. Next session starts January 2017. See the Flyer for enrollment information.

                                         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. 

Lisa Madar, M.Ed. School counselor provides counseling services to students in grades 6 through 8.

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 313-4626. Students who are eligible this year need to sign up by June 30, 2017.


Tamara  is at VSAA on Thursdays. She is available to talk to students and parents in regard to drug and alcohol prevention and intervention  services. You can reach her by email or leave a message at 360-3134600.


Tamara Scharfenkamp, MHP, CDPt

Prevention/Intervention Specialist


Holiday Support

Share House is open for Thanksgiving Dinner Nov 24 at 3:30pm at 1115 West 13th Street

Salvation Army will provide food baskets for 200 families that have 3 or more people in the home. Sign up is Nov 7 from 9:30 -12 or 1-4pm at 7509 NE 47th Ave. Pick up will be Nov 22.

St. Vincent's De Paul - call in for a Thanksgiving food basket on October 31 at 360-694-5388 from 9-1pm. Distribution is November 19th at 2456 Stapleton Road.

St John's Catholic Church is serving Thanksgiving dinner from 11-3pm at 87801 NE 119th St. Must call to reserve a spot 360-798-7622.

Arc of Clark County has a limited number of food baskets. Must have a child with a disablilty residing in the home. Can call now through Nov 1 to sign up at 360-823-2247.

Community Resources 

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