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Capital High School Counseling Center

Our primary mission is to empower all students to make informed and intentional decisions regarding their education, their health, and their future.


The students are assigned to a counselor as a freshman and keep that counselor all four years. Students will be assigned to a counselor based on their last names. CHS counselors are listed below with their portion of the alphabet and contact information. How do you make an appointment with your counselor? Call their extension directly, call Ms. Weeks, the Counseling Dept secretary @ 596-8027 to schedule a time, or email them.

Jenny Morgan

Jenny Morgan, MA

A – D Counselor

Jenny Morgan graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Education. She has taught at the elementary and middle school levels. She obtained a Masters degree in Education from St. Martin’s University, specializing in school counseling.

Norah Jensen, MANorah Jensen

E-K Counselor

Norah Jensen graduated from Hope College with a BA in Psychology and Sociology. She then obtained a Masters in Counseling Psychology from St. Martin’s University. She received National Board Certification in 2014.

Joel Komschlies, MAJoel Komschlies

L-Q Counselor

Joel Komschlies graduated from St. Olaf College with a BA degree in Psychology. He then obtained a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Martin’s University.

Stephanie Benfield, MA

R-Z Counselor

Nicole Sande, MA

Nicole Akaran
Graduation Specialist
Nicole Sande graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Physical Education and received a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from St. Martin's University.  She has taught Health and Physical Education at the high school level.

Sydni WeeksSydni Weeks


Counseling Professional Assistant

Janet Anderson

Janet Anderson


The CHS School Counseling Program provides valuable services to students, teachers, and parents. All counselors support the school's overall mission by promoting academic achievement, career planning and personal/social development. Our primary mission is to empower all students to make informed and intentional decisions regarding their education, their health, and their future. We believe that a school counseling program should be a balance between intervention and prevention, while we assist students in developing skills necessary for success beyond high school. We work to develop and deliver a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that personalizes education for all students.

Our program is based on the standards set forth by the state of Washington and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model, and endorsed by the Washington School Counselor Association. The ASCA School Counselor Competencies outline the knowledge, attitudes and skills that ensure school counselors are equipped to meet the rigorous demands of the profession. The ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors specify the principles of ethical behavior necessary to maintain the highest standard of integrity, leadership and professionalism. They guide school counselors' decision-making and help to standardize professional practice to protect both students and school counselors.

CHS Counselor Services

  • Provide support for the academic, personal, and social needs of students through individual counseling and through group counseling.

  • Act as a consultant to teachers, parents and administration in regards to students' educational and personal needs.

  • Provide referral information for students and parents relating to outside support agencies and services.

  • Provide information and coordination on testing and assessments.

  • Provide college and career information and resources for students and parents.

  • Provide group instruction to support The High School and Beyond Plan.

  • Provide ongoing support and information regarding academic requirements and graduation.


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