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Counseling & Services

Need to see your counselor? Sign up on the clipboard on the front desk of the attendance office, and we will call you in.

Student Services On-Site Directory

Program Description and Position

Contact information

Emily Silveira, Academic Counselor

Students’ Last Names A-Ha

Academic counselors assist students with enrollment and scheduling, maintaining a 4-year plan, and assist with plans after high school and all other academic needs.

Monday-Wednesday 8:15-3:30

Thursday 8:15-12:00


Kathi Olesen, Academic Counselor *

Students’ Last Names He-P

Academic counselors assist students with enrollment and scheduling, maintaining a 4-year plan, and assist with plans after high school and all other academic needs.

Monday-Friday 8:15-3:30


Deena Faull, Academic Counselor

Students’ Last Names Q-Z

Academic counselors assist students with enrollment and scheduling, maintaining a 4-year plan, and assist with plans after high school and all other academic needs.

Monday 8:30-3:30 Tuesday-Thursday 8:30-3:30 Friday 8:30-11:30


Darcy Robins, Career and College Coordinator

Some of the many services offered include: Search for colleges, careers or majors, learn about financial aid and scholarships, update a resume, create a college list, work on college applications or essays, e-mail potential Job Shadow hosts, sign up for the SAT/ACT

Monday-Friday 8:15-3:30


Jim Ritter, Career Frontiers Directory

The Career Frontiers program helps students explore career and education opportunities and plan for their next steps after high school.  We offer students many different programs including field trips. job readiness workshops, career speaker panels, and counseling appointments to help students connect with people in our community so that they can learn what different jobs and careers are really like.   Since many of our programs are offered outside of school hours, parents are welcome to participate too.

(707) 498-2917 Website:

Jack Bareilles, Homeless Coordinator

The Homeless and Foster Youth Liaison works to ensure eligible students are identified and receive counseling and support from the school and are referred to outside agencies who can provide further support.

Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00


Johnny Kell R.N. School Nurse

The School Nurse is a district employee who assists with health screenings, individual health plans, 504s, IEPs, SATs, and SSTs, as well as maintains student's’ health records. Parents/Guardians should contact the school nurse if their student requires medication during the school day, has allergies, or other health conditions that the school should be aware of to help students be safe and healthy at school.

Monday, Wednesday,Thursday


Valerie Franklin, School Psychologist

The School Psychologist at Arcata High School, provides a range of psychological services including intervention, prevention, mental health promotion, program development and evaluation services for our students.

Monday-Friday  8:00-4:00

(by appointment only)


Tracy Hardy, Speech Therapist

The School Speech Pathologists is a district employee who provides prevention, assessment, and remediation services for students who exhibit difficulties in the areas of language, speech, voice, and fluency.  

Monday, Wednesday,Thursday 8:15-3:30

Friday 8:15-12:00


Eileen Klima, Crisis Counselor

The Crisis Counselor supports students who are in crisis and/or struggling with drug and alcohol problems. Students may sign up to see her on a clipboard in the attendance office.

Monday-Friday 8:15-3:30


Other Site-based Services Managed by Off-Site Organizations

Karen Skoglund, Indian Education Coordinator

The Northern Humboldt Indian Education Program is a program that supports Native American students on campus to be successful in school in a variety of ways.  It also provides information on scholarships, summer programs and continuing education opportunities.

Monday & Wednesday mornings*subject to change based on student needs and activities


Talent Search Trio

TRiO Talent Search is a pre-college program that provides services to help improve the academic strengths and college readiness of students in grades 6 through 12. The services our Academic Advisors provide to eligible students include individual appointments, workshops, campus tours, and information for parents. All services are brought to the students’ school sites. The topics covered are designed with each age group in mind.

Rose Sita FranciaDirector, Early Outreach Events & TRiO Talent

Student & Business Services Suite 2951 Harpst StreetArcata, CA 95521Phone: (707) 826-4791Fax: (707) 826-5212

We are located in Student & Business Services Suite 295 at Humboldt State University.

Upward Bound

TRiO Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program ($250,000 annual grant award), designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for postsecondary educational success among limited income high school students whose parents do not hold a four year college degree. Our goal is to help students gain access to educational opportunities and training beyond high school through participation in the services offered during the summer residential and academic year components of the project. Students are provided with academic support, tutoring, advising, career and college guidance, and financial aid awareness.

TRiO Upward Bound office at (707) 826-3558 or email us at

If you think you qualify, you can download an application here.

Other resources that may be useful

The links to these services are provided as reference only.

Community-based Services (Cell Phone, Food, Basic Necessities for families)