Counseling Center

Welcome to Career and Guidance Counseling Center!

Meet the Team

Andrea Garibay

Andrea Garibay
Students M ~ Z

Jenny Pederson, Counselor

Jenny Pederson
Students A ~ L

Kathy Tell, Office Clerk

Kathy Teel
Office Clerk


Counseling Resources

Snohomish County Crisis Resources

Helping Youth Who Self Injure

Parent Newsletter After High School

Parent BSAD Screening

Risk Factors Warning Signs


Common Definitions and Acronyms

STUDENT LOAN - Money that a student borrows and must repay.

WORK STUDY PROGRAM - Provides money, paying students for qualified campus jobs.

ACCREDITATION -Measurement process to ensure a school has basic quality.

ACT - American College Testing.

ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery- A career exploration tool in addition to identifying military aptitude.

CAMPUS CULTURE - Characteristics that give each training program its unique personality.

COMMON APPLICATION - College submission site used by hundreds of colleges.

SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test.

ACT - American College Testing.

COMPASS TEST - Computerized test that helps your college evaluate your skills and place you into appropriated courses.

COSIGNER - The person responsible for paying back a loan if you do not.

EARLY ACTION - An early college application method that is not binding. You can apply to other schools.

EARLY DECISION - An early college application method that is binding. You can not apply to other schools.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

EFC - The amount FAFSA says you and your family should contribute towards your education, training.

GRANT - An award of financial assistance, does not need to be paid back.

PELL GRANT - Federal Grant done through the FAFSA application.

NEED BASED - Financial aid that depends solely on your family's income.