Lincoln Counseling Office
The Lincoln School Counseling Department sees the role and function of the school counselor as one of the experts on social emotional learning, career planning, and academic success in the school. We believe it is the responsibility of a school counselor to find ways to thoughtfully challenge school system’s policies and actions so the entire student population has access to success. We work towards those goals through the ASCA model of foundation, accountability, management, and delivery. Our role is predominately providing student planning and responsive services to the entire school community. We are consistently working toward a comprehensive program that lays a foundation that is data-driven and collectively built to reduce the need of responsive services.
The Counselor’s Schoology page will updated with lessons, presentations, forms, and other useful resources throughout the school year. Students should check that page regularly for updates before coming to counseling with questions as many of the questions can be answered through the information available there.
We hold office hours during the school day and students can book a time with us on our Schoology Page. The Lynx Counseling Crew is available every day to support students experiencing crisis, our student’s mental health remains a priority, regardless of what is on our calendar. Students in crisis can come to the counseling center without an appointment.
We encourage you to join us in collaborating toward Lincoln’s vision to learn with passion, act with courage, and improve the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the role of a school counselor?
School Counselors work in three primary domains: social/emotional, academic support, and postsecondary planning. Within those domains, we use data to determine how and what we deliver to students. Our delivery of information needs to be relevant, equitable, and accessible by the vast majority of students. The majority of students will get information relevant to them through our grade level or schoolwide programming. We know that some will still have questions or specific circumstances and will want extra support. Those students are encouraged to bring those questions to a meeting with their counselor.
I know of someone who needs extra help. What should I tell them?
Can I take online courses over the summer or during the school year to jump ahead in the course sequence or fulfill other required courses?
We often get questions about course acceleration with out of district courses or online courses. Please read the following BEFORE you sign up for anything.
- The district has an Out of District policy which applies to both Middle and High school, go to the SPS website for details and FAQs about out-of-district credits and credit recovery.
- Read School Board Policy 2024SP Out-of-District Credits and Credit Recovery.
- Request a Equivalency Course of Study Form for First Time Credit from your counselor and carefully read the back of the form and if still applicable complete the form and submit it to the Principal for their signature/approval.
Use the above link to access the following forms:
- High School PE Waiver Request Form
- Service-Learning Form
- Seattle Schools Graduation Requirement Waiver
- High School Credit from Middle School Forms (different forms depending on grad year)
Family Resources for Grief, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention
Seattle Public Schools has many resources available for families which can be found here:
- Mental Health & Substance Use Support Services
- Emotional Support Resources
- Grief and Loss Local Community Resources