Welcome to the Counseling Center

  • We are committed to delivering comprehensive guidance to all students in the areas of academic, personal/social and career planning. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, don't hesitate to call. We look forward to working with you during the school year.


  • You can still visit colleges through virtual college fairs! There are numerous offerings over the summer and into the fall via The Coalition website and NACAC National Virtual college fairs. Take a look!

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  • Ms. Nelson will not be available after June 19th to answer Running Start questions; therefore, she has created a list of steps you must take if you pursue the program after June 19th! Please see the OHS Running Start Information page for summertime procedures!

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  • Apply now for the Career and Technical Scholarship provided by the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program! The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) provides Washington state residents with $1,500 per quarter towards an eligible associate degree, certificate or apprenticeship in a trade, STEM or health care field. Funding can be used at any Washington state community or technical college and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. The application closes June 4! Visit waopportunityscholarship.org to learn more.

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  • Guardians and students - here's a great Google Classrooms resource guide to help you connect with teachers in todays virtual learning environment.

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  • Hey Seniors - check out the NAVIGATE 2020

    Virtual Conference and College Fair

    May 4-6, 2020

    12pm-8pm Eastern Time

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  • College Board has cancelled the May 2 test date. Students can register for the June 6 test date or receive a refund of their testing fees. The August test date may also be available - go to SAT.org to reschedule. If you used a fee waiver, then you must contact SAT customer service to reschedule your test. Their number is 866-630-9305

    ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. 

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  • Seniors! Please sign up for the 2020 Senior Remind app! Valuable senior information will be sent via Remind this year; here's the link code - @37e3de

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2019 - 2020 Course Catalog

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2020-2021 OHS Course Catalog

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  • The Orting School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Debi Christensen, Title IX Coordinator & Civil Rights Coordinator, 360-893-6500 x243, christensend@orting. wednet.edu; Chris Willis, Section 504 Coordinator, 360-893-6500 x233 willisc@orting.wednet.edu, 121 Whitesell Street NE, Orting, WA 98360.  

Contact Us

  • Couseling Center
    Phone: (360) 893-2246
    Fax: (360) 872-2434

    Shelly Smith (A-K)
    (360) 893-2246 x4375

    Leon Matz (L-Z)
    (360) 893-2246 x4374

    Graduation Specialist
    Penny Nelson-Schlegel
    (360) 893-2246 x4385
    Website Link

    Kim Strassburg
    (360) 893-2246 x4376