College & Career
The mission of the Waldport MS/HS counseling program is to empower all students to reach their full potential by providing a comprehensive school counseling program to facilitate academic, college/career, social, and emotional development. Guided by the ASCA National Model, the ultimate objective is to help students identify their interests and abilities, enhance productivity, dependability, self-expression and control, accurate decision-making and conflict-resolution skills along with other competencies to strengthen their unique capabilities, remediate any deficits, and enable the youth to participate in a global society as responsible citizens.
The school counseling program discovers and facilitates the removal of barriers to learning for all students. Collaboration and cooperation between the Counselor, students, faculty, administrators, parents, and the community will provide a safe and caring environment to assist all students in becoming responsible and productive lifelong learners.
The Counselor uses assessment data, prior academic history, and life experiences to determine the academic preparedness of the student. We work closely with students to formulate a student educational plan that will best meet the needs of the student.
Academic Counseling Resources
- Oregon Graduation Requirements
- Academic planning: classes that get you to your college of choice
- Course Descriptions – Middle School
- Course Descriptions – High School
- College entrance exams and testing: PSAT SAT ACT
- Early college and Dual Enrollment programs
We recognize the important role College & Career Counseling plays in helping students to identify their academic and personal goals. Students who can clearly identify their college goals are more likely to succeed and complete their college education and fulfill their career goals. Students may also choose to work towards a career or join the armed forces.
- Financial Aid 101 ⇐ View this first – overview of financial aid process and commonly used terms
- Financial Aid Resources
- FAFSA, ORSAA, CSS Profile, Oregon Promise Links to specific programs
- College Resources
- FAFSA Application
- Financial Aid Resources
- COUNSELORS CORNER 1018
ASPIRE — A program of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). OSAC expands opportunities for Oregonians to complete their higher education and career training goals through information, mentoring and financial aid. ASPIRE volunteers assist students 1-1 to explore their post-secondary options and create a plan for their future.