School Counseling

  • Highline Public School's school counselors serve a vital role in maximizing student achievement, supporting a safe learning environment, and addressing the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs that are part of a comprehensive school counseling program.
    For a list of HPS Secondary counselors, click here
    For a list of HPS Elementary counselors, click here.  
    The purpose and role of the school counselor is to plan, organize, and deliver a comprehensive school guidance and counseling program that personalizes education and supports, promotes, and enhances the academic, personal, social, and career development of all students, based on the national standards for school counseling programs of the American School Counselor Association.  
    The general goal of this program is to help students achieve the greatest personal value from their educational opportunities. Such a program should:
    • Provide staff with meaningful information which can be utilized to improve the educational services offered to individual students. 
    • Provide students with planned opportunities to develop future career and educational plans. 
    • Refer students with special needs to appropriate specialists and agencies. 
    • Aid students in identifying options and making choices about their educational program. 
    • Assist teachers and administrators in identifying the academic, social, and emotional needs of students. 
    • Assist students in suicide prevention and intervention services. All staff shall encourage students to explore and develop their individual interests in career and technical education programs and employment opportunities without regard to sex including reasonable efforts encouraging students to consider and explore “nontraditional” occupations for men and women.