College & Career

College & Career

The mission of the Waldport MS/HS counseling program is to empower all students to reach their fullest potential by providing a comprehensive school counseling program to facilitate their academic, college/career, social, and emotional development. As 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 that will remediate students deficits, strengthen their unique capabilities 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.

Academic Counseling
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.

Career Counseling
We recognize the important role College & Career Counseling plays in not only retention efforts, but also 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. Students may also choose to work towards a career or join the armed forces.

ASPIRE   — ASPIRE is 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 has an office located in Waldport High School with volunteers able to assist students 1-1 with exploring their post-secondary options and creating a plan for their future.

Parent permission is required for a student to participate in ASPIRE and the program involves parents in the planning process.  Please contact the Waldport HS ASPIRE coordinator for more information:



The links below provide information and access to several different tools that facilitate student learning and the WHS mission to prepare students to be productive citizens by developing a strong work ethic and the higher-level critical and creative thinking skills that prepare students for college and 21st century careers.