Comprehensive Counseling Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the Brookings-Harbor High School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmentally sound program that addresses the academic, personal/social, community and career development needs of all students as they develop into well-rounded individuals, responsible and contributing citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners.

Counseling Program Philosophy

The philosophy of Brookings-Harbor High School’s Comprehensive Counseling Program is an essential and integral part of the schools educational program. It exists in order to promote the students’ abilities to live, learn, work and contribute to their communities. We understand that counseling and guidance is vital for our students to achieve personalized, relevant learning and to develop meaningful plans while in school and beyond.

We believe…
• Growth and learning are developmental therefore the counseling program must be developmental and sequential.
• The program helps each student prepare for successful transitions
• Education, vocational, and personal objectives are attainable y all students.
• Counseling and guidance is a service coordinated with and implemented by all school personnel.
• Students can become effective, responsible, productive, life-long learners.
• Program content must be integrated into the curriculum.
• Successful completion of the program goals must involve parents and the community.

Counseling Department program and services fosters a warm, welcoming inclusive environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. 


The following are some of the frequently asked questions by students, parents and staff. The most common are addressed below, others are addressed in the subpages. If you have further questions please contact the Counseling Office.

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How do I meet with my counselor?

Students should sign the appropriate appointment book before or after school, lunch, between classes or during morning office hours. This will alert the specific Counselor that an appointment needs to be set. You will be given a reminder note to show your teacher then use your agenda book as your hall pass at your scheduled time. Students can also stop in if the counselor’s door is open or can ask Darcie Gutierrez or Debbie Moncrief to schedule an appointment.

Parent/Guardians may call for an appointment at any time.

How do I get my Power School password and log in to see current grades?

Students and parents have separate access to the Power School Portals so they have different IDs and passwords. To find out your information contact the Counseling Office, Administrative Secretaries or the BHHS Library Aide. A Power School link is on the district website’s homepage and the Counseling Center homepage.

I need a schedule change for the upcoming school year, how do I do this?

Because students and parents will have early access to their class schedules through Power School (Internet portals) schedule changes should be requested prior to the first day of classes each semester. Students need to plan carefully and make wise decisions. Keep in mind that requests can be denied if the reasoning isn’t appropriate or if a class is full.

How do I get an official copy of my transcripts?

Contact the BHHS Registrar for ordering transcripts. Generally current and recently past students require 48 hours to process information for transcripts. Students that graduated prior to 2003 will need to allow 10 working days to process transcripts. For current students there is no cost for transcripts. Past students have a $5 fee payable to BHHS at the main office.

If you need a new/replacement diploma there is a $15 fee and you must allow 10 working days.  Forms for ordering transcripts or diploma requests are in the Counseling office or call 469-2108 ext 4012.

Who can I contact to find out how my student is doing in his/her classes?

Please contact teachers directly regarding your student’s progress. You may contact them through the high school’s website via e-mail, http://www.brookings.k12.or.us/bhhs/bhhs.html or telephone (541) 469-2108.

If you have broader concerns regarding your student’s academic or personal success you may contact the counseling office.

As a senior what is the first thing I should be doing to plan for post-secondary education?

Seniors were encouraged at the end of their Junior year to spend the summer visiting and researching possible post-high school educational interests.

The following is a general guideline to follow during your senior year:

September………….Register to take the SAT in October, November, or December at www.collegeboard.com
…..Sign up with ASPIRE and ETS in the Counseling Office for more one-on-one assistance

Sept/Oct……………Complete & submit any trade, college, university, community college, work force, apprenticeship, application by the end of October. Submit to 3 to 5 schools/programs that you are considering. Most applications are now on-line. You can use computers in the Bruin Career Center to assist you if needed.

October 1.………….Complete & Submit FAFSA. Parents and students should work together on this. Use of prior year's tax numbers will be needed. www.FAFSA.ed.gov  

Nov/Dec…………….Take advantage and attend Financial Aid workshops at the high school or Southwestern Community College. Begin Scholarship searches.

Jan/Feb…………….Complete Scholarships: OSAC, BHSF, Bruin General, and others. Visit the Bruin Career Center, your counselors, and this site for links and downloads. …..Update FAFSA if needed

March/April…………Wait on financial aid & scholarship information
…..Keep grades up, get any credit recovery done, and finish strong

May 1.……………..Notify most colleges/universities of intent to attend. …..Notify Counseling of scholarships, post-secondary decisions

…..Request final transcript sent to your chosen college/trade school

Where can I find out about scholarships and financial aid?

There are several resources you can go to for this information; make an appointment or drop into the Bruin Career Center. ASPIRE volunteers are available for mentoring and drop-in visits are always welcome in the Bruin Career Center. Val Cowan with Education Talent Search and our ASPIRE Coordinator are located in the Bruin Career Center. We encourage you to search on-line, contact colleges of interest or visit the financial aid page on this website. The Bruin Career Center has many college, university and trade school catalogs available. There are also computers for student and parent use in the center.

When and Where is graduation?

For the class of 2020 Graduation is Saturday, June 13th at 2:00pm at Elmer Bankus Field. Mandatory Practice will be on Friday June 12th at 9:00 a.m. All seniors must plan to attend.

When does the school year end?

Wednesday, June 17th is the last day of school for students. Teachers finish up grades and room clean up on Thursday, June 18th. Administrators, counselors and administrative office staff remain an additional week. Check the current calendar on the district website www.brookings.k12.or.us

What are my graduation requirements?

24 Credits- see curriculum guide for specific credit requirements
Passing Oregon Essential Skills in Reading, Writing, and Math
Completion of CIS Portfolio
Completion of EA Service Learning Project

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About Our School

Brookings-Harbor High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling 500 students in grades 9-12. Brookings-Harbor High School is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) a division of AdvancED a national accreditation & school improvement community.

About Our Community

Brookings is a rural community along the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast six miles north of the California border. The mild climate, beautiful coastline, friendly people, and many scenic and recreational amenities make this community a great place to live.

About Bruin PRIDE

Bruin “PRIDE” is at the core of Brookings-Harbor High School.






These are all common values that we (students and staff) strive to achieve each and every day.

BHHS Counseling Department

Bruin Career Center

629 Easy Street, Brookings OR  97415

main:  541-469-2108  fax: 541-469-0176 

The Counseling and Bruin Career Center staff work as a team, communicating daily to meet the needs of our students.  You are welcome to contact any member of the counseling staff.  Each staff member’s primary responsibilities are identified so you can most effectively direct your questions, concerns and needs.

Who's Who:

  • Kristi Fulton, Counselor (A-K) 
  • Holly Battleson, Counselor (L-Z)

Academic, Career, & Personal/Social Counseling

Academic Concerns & Issues

Student Support Groups

504 Coordinators


Post High School Planning Advising

Colleges/Financial Aid/Scholarships

Student Scheduling & Registration

Personal Education Plan (PEP) development

Graduation Coordination & Planning

Link Crew- New Student Orientation

Post-Scholars Program

PowerSchool Scheduling

Work Experience

Teacher Assistant Program (T/A’s)

Testing Site Administrator-SAT/ACT/ASVAB/AP

SAT/PSAT/ACT/AP Waiver Distribution

BHHS Tutors

  • Debbie Moncrief, Registrar


Student Records

Counseling Appointments

New Student Registration

Proof of Enrollment


Graduation Supplies/Caps & Gowns

Graduation Coordination & Planning

Powerschool Portal Identification/Password                                Course entry and set up                       


  • Darcie Gutierrez, Counseling Administrative Assistant

BHHS Testing Contact

Post Scholars Program Contact

Bruin Center Advisor

Career/Post-Secondary Trips and Visits

CIS- Log In/Support

Career Planning

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Information on Post-Secondary Options

College/University, Junior College, Trade School, Military, Work Force, Apprenticeships

PowerSchool Support

  • Valerie Cowan, ETS- Bruin Career Center

Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC)

SATs/ACTs/ Placement Tests Waivers

Educational Talent Search/TRIO

Financial Aid & Scholarships

1st Generation Prospective College Students

Aptitude & College Testing

  • ASPIRE Coordinator

Matching mentors with students

Financial Aid & Scholarships

College & Career Readiness                    

  • Tina Peters, Accounting/Activities Administrative Assistant

PSAT junior registration payments ($17)