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, Wednesday afternoon, 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.
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. This fall is my 11th year at VSAA and my 23nd year with Vancouver Public Schools. Before coming to the schools, I worked in mental health and in child welfare services.
Susan Cushwa, school counselor, my second year with Vancouver Public Schools and my first year at VSAA working with 6th and 7th graders.
* College Bound Scholarship: Seniors who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship should file the FAFSA by February 1, 2013. 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.
*In January, middle school students were introduced to the CAREER CRUISINGCareer Exploration program; this is where high school students complete their Career Planning tasks for their Culminating Project (formerly known as the PDP).Students began their Career Portfolio and will be sharing this with parents during student led conferences in March. Using their unique username and password, they can access their Career Portfolio from home. All parents are invited to become familiar with the VSAA Career Center on the web, containing valuable and up to date information about College visits to VSAA, scholarships, testing and career information. Go to the VSAA web page and click on CAREER.
On Tuesday, January 22nd there was an orientation to the VSAA High School Program in the Media Center. If you missed this session, the power point containing the information is on the link to the left.
VSAAHIGH SCHOOL CODE NUMBER for all testing & the college application process is 481480.
Susan Cushwa is working primarily with 6th and 7th graders. She is available all day on Monday, Wednesday afternoon, and Thursday morning. Bonnie Little is full time and is working with 8th through 12th grade.
PSAT test scores have arrived. Students can pick up their scores from Bonnie Little.
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, 2013.
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.