Counseling Services

Welcome to the AHS Counseling Services site! Our Counseling Department consists of the following:
 
  • Three Academic Counselors
  • One Student Assistance/Crisis Counselor
  • One Career and College Counselor
  • One School Nurse
  • One School Social Worker
 
Each student works with one academic counselor throughout their four years at AHS. Academic counselors provide students with educational and vocational support and help foster their personal and social development. Students see their academic counselor within the context of the classroom as well as meet one-on-one with them as needed. Our goal as a counseling team is to help your student acquire the skills required to reach their post-high school goals. Some of the support and opportunities we provide include:
 
  • Assisting students in developing a 4-year plan in ninth grade that is updated annually. 
  • Meeting with students to discuss academic goals, CTE pathways, and college/career planning.
  • Hosting workshops and guest speakers to share expertise on the college admissions process and financial aid options.  
  • Preparing school materials on behalf of students to universities and colleges for admissions and scholarship purposes.
 
 
 
Academic & Other Support 

The Counselor Sign-Up Sheets are for Students only! Parents can call or email their student's Academic Counselor.

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Students with last names A through G, please sign up by clicking on the link below:

Silveira's Sign-Up Sheet

 

Parents, to make an appointment or to talk to your student's counselor, please contact Ms. Silveira at (707) 825-2465 or at [email protected]

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Students with last names H through O, please sign up by clicking on the link below:

Frary's Sign-Up Sheet

 

Parents, to make an appointment or to talk to your student's counselor, please contact Ms. Frary at (707) 825-2412 or at [email protected]

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Students with last names P through Z, please sign up by clicking on the link below:

Faull's Sign-Up Sheet

 

Parents, to make an appointment or to talk to your student's counselor, please contact Ms. Faull at (707) 825-2415 or at [email protected]

 

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Mental Health and Basic Needs  Support

Contact Ms. Klima, Student Assistance/Crisis Counselor, or Ms. Watts, School Social Worker, by filling out this Mental Health Support Form. They are both available Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 3:35.
 

Arcata High's Crisis Counselor supports students who are in crisis and/or struggling with drug and alcohol problems. She can be reached by email at [email protected] or (707) 825-2400 ext. 24039

 

Policy to see Mrs. Klima during school hours if it is an emergency:

1. First, go to class on time.

2. Ask your teacher to call Mrs. Klima to see you if she is available.

3. If Mrs. Klima is NOT available, the teacher can contact the office.

4. If she is available, your teacher will send you to Mrs. Klima with a hall pass.

5. After working with Mrs. Klima, make sure she signs your pass to send you back to class

6. If this is a non-emergency, use the counselor QR code sign-up sheet.

 

Arcata High's Social Worker acts as the Site Liaison for students who are unhoused and/or in foster care. She also provides individual and group support to students related to school success, attendance, peer relationships, mental health, and crisis situations. Do you need assistance accessing basic needs such as housing, clothing, and food? Contact Ms. Watts! She can be reached by email at [email protected] or (707) 825-2400 ext. 24027.

 

Who are School Social Workers and what do they do? 

"School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators as well as provide individual and group counseling/therapy" (https://www.sswaa.org/school-social-work).

School Health
Nursing Support


Contact Nurse Kell by filling out this School Nurse Health Support Form.

 

Arcata High's Nurse is on campus Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Our nurse conducts regular vision and hearing screenings, maintains students' long-term health needs, and is available for short-term and emergency health issues. Students are welcome to make appointments or drop in as needed during her open-door hours. Nurse Kell can be reached by email [email protected] or 825-2410.

 

 

Career & College Support

Contact Darcy Robins, Career & College Center Coordinator, through email at [email protected], Text - 707-616-7755, online sign up for virtual appointments (calendar sign-ups coming soon), click here for C&CC Google Classroom codes.  Students and parents are welcome to reach out with college and career questions, and information on opportunities for students. In addition to online appointments, the C&CC shares information with students through Google Classrooms.