College & Career

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.

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.

Academic Counseling Resources

Career Counseling
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.

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 is located next to Counselor Ms. Krouse’s office.  Our volunteers assist students 1-1 to explore their post-secondary options and create a plan for their future.

Parental permission is required for a student to participate and the program can include families in the planning process.  Contact the Fighting Irish ASPIRE coordinator for more information:


    • Explore College and Career Options
    • One-to-one mentoring.  We work with families, too.
    • Scholarships and Financial Aid information
    • College and Scholarship Application Assistance
    • Resources for Essay Writing
    • Practice interviewing for jobs and college scholarships
    • Parent-Mentor partnerships to help students with the next step after high school
    • Available for all students, grades 9 – 12.

ASPIRE Resources    ⇐ click here

  • ASPIRE Glossary of Career, College Admissions, and Financial Aid Terms
  • ASPIRE Oregon — Mentors available at Waldport HS to work 1-1 with students on college and career planning
  • ASPIRE at Waldport High School   Helping students plan for their future through a 1-1 mentoring program. 
  • Explore college and career options
    • Calendars for career and college prep
      • Freshmen
      • Sophomores
      • Juniors
      • Seniors
    • Scholarships and Financial Aid Information
    • College and Scholarship Application Assistance
    • Resources for Essay and Resume Writing
    • College Selection Guidance
    • Apprenticeships and how they work

Mentoring Resources   Learn how you can become an ASPIRE volunteer mentor