Guidance and counseling services are available to all students at Forest High School. The goal of the Guidance Department at Forest High School is to work cooperatively with parents, teachers, and administration in order to develop the maximum potential in our students. The school counselor's primary task is to help each student become a better learner by providing individual counseling and academic/vocational advisement.
A large portion of the Guidance Counselor's time is spent with academic counseling. This includes activities such as course scheduling, new enrollments, credit checks, college advisement, study skills development, dual-enrollment activities, scholarships/ financial aid information, and classroom presentations.
The referral/liaison segment of our guidance department includes roles such as: a conciliator between students, parents, teachers, and administrators; a guide to outside community programs and resources; and a liaison with military, college, and vocational school representatives who visit regularly throughout the year. Forest High School encourages parent-teacher conferences. Please call the school Guidance Office to arrange a conference with teachers (671-4700).
Short-term counseling is provided for all students, as needed. Although the counselors do not provide long-term, intensive therapy or psychiatric evaluations, they advise and refer students and parents to outside agencies and professionals. Because personal emergencies do arise during school, counselors are available to aid in crisis situations that involve students.
Students are divided among four counselors by grade level:
Class of 2027 - Patricia Karolev
Class of 2026 - Kim Heitmuller
Class of 2025 - Shirley Thomas
Class of 2024 - Ecliff Telford
CCAP Students (11th & 12th Grades) - Carey Wulff
CCAP Students (9th & 10th Grades) - Lisa Sprung
Students with Disabilities - Katy West
AP Testing Coordinator - Tara Willis
Guidance Secretary - Megan Chapman
Guidance Clerk - Heather Tedder
IPC - Peggy Wright
Registrar - Robin Goggin
Staffing Specialist -