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Counseling Information

Renton High School's professional School Counselors support the efforts of teachers, staff, parents and other members of the community in promoting the educational, career, personal and social development of students. They each have at least a master’s degree in Education and have multiple years of experience and ongoing education and training.
 

The Counselors are vested in student success and healthy development through the support services they provide. Counselors guide students toward graduation and success by serving as a strong connection for the many resources within the school district and the numerous community resources available in the Renton area.

 

The goal of graduation begins in pre-kindergarten and continues through 12th grade. As members of the Renton High School educational team, Counselors are dedicated to helping all students achieve their target of on-time graduation with strong, positive options available to them after graduation. Counselors focus on the following areas:

·         Academic success

·         College and Career Awareness

·         Individual Planning

·         Guidance Curriculum

·         Responsive Services

 

Your Counselor can also help you with personal problems arising from social, home, or classroom situations.  Please feel free to seek assistance by using the "Book an Appointment" links under your individual counselor's name or email your counselor directly. 

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES 

Students are expected to carefully plan their course requests and to register for the correct/appropriate classes during the regular registration process. In general, when a student enrolls in a course, it is considered a commitment to take and complete the course.

 

Schedule changes after the normal registration process is completed will NOT BE DONE unless a valid educational need is evident. Schedule changes will not be allowed without administrator approval after the 8th day of each semester. Students must always report to their assigned class and wait to be called to the Counseling Office to discuss their schedule change. The schedule change is only completed when the counselor finalizes the process with the student. If a student elects to drop a class after 9 days, a “W” will be earned for the class as a semester grade.  Students withdrawing from a class after thirty (30) days will receive a grade of “F” on the transcript.  There may NOT be another class available to take that period.  Note: Absences carry into the next class on any student-initiated schedule change.  See your counselor if you have questions about your classes.

 

GRADE LEVEL PROGRESSION

In order to assist students’ focus on academic success, the following minimum credits are suggested for promotion to the next grade level and are considered “on track to graduate.”  Students earning fewer credits should meet with their counselor to determine possible options to graduate on time.

 

End of 9th grade year: 7.5 (Min 5.5) credits   
End of 10th grade year: 15 (Min 11.0) credits
End of 11th grade year:  22.5 (Min 17.0) credits

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet both district and state credit and testing requirements. Students need 26 credits, English/LA SBA (or state approved alternative), Math SBA (or state approved alternative), WA State History, and 20 hours of community service to graduate. If you have questions please see your grade level counselor to determine the course work and state testing requirements for both graduation and to be college and career-ready upon graduation.

NOTE: One trimester course equals 0.5 credits, which is earned for successful completion of trimester course. Students take 5 classes per day and each trimester is 12 weeks long. A student can earn 7.5 credits per school year with this system.

 

FAQS

  • How do I get a copy of my transcript?

Students can request a copy of their transcript from Mrs. Pappas-Stallman in the counseling office by filling out a Transcript request form.

Email Ms. Pappas-Stallman at Linda.PappasStallman@rentonschools.us

  • How do I see my counselor?

Please schedule an appointment with your counselor via email at:

Crystal Wetzel (Dept. Chair)

Book an Appointment

Last names A-Ga

 

Timothy White

Last names Ge-O

10th – 12th

 

Krsto Budech

Book an Appointment

Last names P-Z

 

Andrew Fabry (filling in for Blaise Pike)

Last names A-Z

All 9th Grade

 

Diana Pacheco (she/her)

Counseling Intern/Pasante (working with Ms. Wetzel)

Book an Appointment

 

What should I do if I am struggling with one of my classes and I need help with my homework?

Please schedule a time with our Academic Advancement Coordinators (AACs) to help with tutoring.

AAC Program 

Book an Appointment

Department Hours

Monday - Friday, 06:45 am - 02:45 pm during the regular school year.

For records requests, please use the following:

Tel: (425) 204-3475

Fax: (425) 204-3528

Contact Information

Crystal Wetzel (Dept. Chair)

Book an Appointment

Last names A-Ga

10th – 12th

(425) 204-3430

 

Timothy White

Last names Ge-O

10th – 12th

(425) 204-3431

 

Krsto Budech

Book an Appointment

Last names P-Z

10th – 12th

(425) 204-3432

 

Andrew Fabry (filling in for Blaise Pike)

Last names A-Z

All 9th Grade

(425) 204-3433

 

Diana Pacheco (she/her)

Counseling Intern/Pasante (working with Ms. Wetzel)

Book an Appointment

10th - 12th (Last Name E - Ga)

(425) 243 - 4060

 

Linda Pappas-Stallman

Counseling Secretary

(425) 204-3475

 

Amanda Cathcart

Registrar

(425) 204-3434

 

Ilene Bale

Assistant Registrar

(425) 204-3435