Thank you for visiting our counseling webpage. Check out this page to learn more about Chinook’s Counseling Department and keep up-to-date on the latest counseling news. Use the links along the left-hand side to meet our counselors and find programming information, helpful resources, and more.
High School, College & Career Planning
Chinook Middle School students have lots of choices when it comes to high school. Most Chinook 8th graders are eligible to feed directly into Tyee High School, but students also have the option of applying to Raisbeck Aviation, Big Picture, CHOICE Academy and the IB program at Mount Rainier. Contact your school counselor for more information about the high school application process. Highline High School and Evergreen High School are not considered choice schools and require an in-district transfer request form completed.
- Exploring the Options...Big Future is a website connected to The College Board that helps students explore careers, colleges, and how to pay for it all. This is a great site if you want to hear stories about how others chose their path and make a plan to reach your own goals.
- Planning for How to Pay...The College Bound Scholarship program is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the scholarship pledge. The scholarship is available to 7th and 8th grade students whose family income meets the guidelines or who are in foster care. The deadline to sign up is June 30 of the students' 8th grade year. Your school counselor has applications and is ready to sign you up! You can also find more information and apply here.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school. Completing the FAFSA is free and is usually completed as early as possible during the calendar year that a student is planning to attend school. It is important to apply as soon as possible to qualify for the most funds!
South Seattle College's Professional and Technical Education Program offers over 25 career-focused professional and technical programs designed to get people the education they need to secure good paying jobs in today’s skill-focused economy. With two-year associate degree and shorter-term certificate options, we have a program to match your skills and passion!
Puget Sound Skills Center provide 18 different career and technical education (CTE) programs in five areas: Business/Marketing & Administration, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Services, Information Technology, Science & Health, and Trades & Industry. It serves students from 22 high schools in five school districts: Highline, Federal Way, Fife, Tukwila, and Tahoma.
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- Can I get an outside counselor too?