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Bend Senior High School


Counseling Staff

From left: Ms. VandenBos, Mr. McCracken, Ms. Ewing, Ms. Baxter, Ms. Roberts, Ms. Gilbert, and Ms. Bird

Important Mental Health and Community Resources

Mental Health & Community Resources/Links

We Welcome You

We welcome all students and parents to seek assistance from our counseling office when they are in need of help. Our counseling staff can offer assistance with your academic, social and emotional, and college and career needs..

Kick Start to Financial Aid

On Tuesday, October 17, 2023 BLPSD hosted a presentation by COCC and OSU-Cascades financial aid experts. Here is the slide deck. These slides provided a great overview of the multi-tiered financial aid process. With the FAFSA (and ORSAA) not opening until December, what can you do now? The experts emphasized the priority to get your FSA-IDs now. Both the student and (one) parent need this “log in” to open the FAFSA and to submit it. Please come to the Future Center if you need support!


We are here to help and connect with you during your school year! If you have a quick question, you will likely get your answer faster by emailing your school counselor.

You can also schedule a phone or Webex appointment with your counselor by clicking their name or booking link below.

Who Is Your Student’s Counselor?
To find out who your student’s counselor is, Login to ParentVue from a web browser (not the app), Click on 'Course History', then click on “Unofficial High School Transcript” at the top of the screen. Counselor’s name will be listed in the box titled ‘Counselor.’

Ms. Ewing: BOOK NOW

Ms. Gilbert: BOOK NOW

Mr. McCracken: BOOK NOW

Ms. VandenBos: BOOK NOW

**Privacy and Limits of Confidentiality**

When you are meeting with your school counselor, please keep in mind the limits of confidentiality that your school counselor is legally and ethically bound by. Everything you share will stay between you and your school counselor except in the following instances:
1. If you may harm yourself or someone else
2. If someone is harming you or someone else
3. If someone else may harm themself
4. If you give your school counselor permission to share information with someone else

*Please note that your school counselor cannot guarantee the confidentiality of the physical setting that you are in. This means that we don’t know if there are unintended viewers or recipients in your physical setting. Please be mindful of choosing a private space and if possible, use headphones with a microphone to promote your privacy. Start using the virtual platforms chat feature with your school counselor if you are worried and need more privacy during your conversation.

Senior Dates

For a list of important senior dates, please click here

Counseling and Future Center Canvas Classroom

Student, are you wanting to stay up to date with the most current information? Click the link below to see this weeks Lava Bear Legacy.

The Lava Bear Legacy

Parents, if you would like access to your students Canvas account and the information provided on the Counseling and Future Center Canvas classroom, please ask your student to add you as an observer. Instructions on how to add an observer.

Curriculum Guide/Forecasting

Find information about our classes and their prerequisites, NCAA approved classes, grad requirements and much more:

2023-2024 BSHS Curriculum Guide / 2023-2024 BSHS Curriculum Guide en español

2024-2025 BSHS Curriculum Guide / 2024-2025 BSHS Curriculum Guide en español

Forecasting Instructions / Instrucciones de previsión

* 9th Grade Options

* 10th Grade Options

* 11th Grade Options

* 12th Grade Options

Sample four year plan

Frequently Asked Forecasting Questions-English

Estimación, Hechos y Preguntas

BLS Academic Information Night (English)

BLS Academic Information Night (Spanish)

New and Transferring Students

Welcome to Bend Senior High School! Visit the counseling office to make an appointment and register. Please bring the following items:

  • Completed student packet
  • Proof of current address
  • Students grades 10-12: Transcript or grade report from previous school

Transcript Requests

We provide transcripts to colleges, universities, trade schools and employers for current and former students. You can also order a transcript for yourself. Please go to our Transcript Requests webpage for more information.

Senior Grad Party

The senior graduation party is an all night, drug and alcohol free event for graduating senior students that is organized, funded and staffed by senior parents. This event is not school or district sponsored. Contact information for this year's parent planning committee is below.

Email Contact: [email protected]
Bend Senior High Grad Party on Facebook

Mental Health Resources for Families

Crisis Resources:

***Call 911 if YOU or someone else is in immediate danger***

24/7 Deschutes County Crisis Line: 541-322-7500 ext. 9

24/7 Oregon Youthline: 1-877-968-8491 Text: teen2teen to-839863

24/7 TrevorLifeline (LGBTQ+ specific): 1-866-488-7386

24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Text: ACT to-741741

24/7 National Hopeline Network: 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)

24/7 Safe & Strong Helpline: 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Racial Equity Support Line: 503-575-3764

Reach Out Oregon: 1-800-REACH-OR (732-2467)

24/7 Walk-in Crisis Services at the Deschutes County Stabilization Center (63311 Jamison Street, Bend)

24/7 First Step Download the App on your phone:

School and Community Mental Health Resources:

The Deschutes County School Based Health Center (SBHC) at BSHS- School Based Health Centers provides affordable convenient health care and health education to young people who live in the Bend/La Pine School District. SBHCs are a collaborative partnership with medical sponsors (Mosaic Medical), local school districts, and Deschutes County Health Services (Behavioral Health). By providing routine and basic health care, the SBHCs seek to support improved health for all young people and their families. Call: 541-383-3005

The Bend-La Pine School District Student Mental Health webpage includes information to help connect students and families with mental health resources, including help lines, free counseling resources, tips for families and more.

Bend-La Pine Schools partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students, staff, and their family members. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs regardless of circumstance.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365 in any language.
  • Visit Care Solace and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Letters of Recommendation

You can a request a letter of recommendation from your counselor by filling out the Brag Sheet located on your Schoolinks account.

Don’t be afraid to “brag” about yourself a little! Your counselor will use this information to recommend you for scholarships, college admissions, summer programs, and other honors/awards. Letters of recommendation need to be requested 3 weeks in advance of when they are needed.

Commonly Used Forms

Drivers' Education Credit Request

Four Year Plan-Academic (26 Credits)

Four Year Plan-Honors (27 Credits)

Middle School Credit Request

Honors Diploma Application

Assignment Log Tracker

Brag Sheet

GED Option Program

Learn about our GED Option Program.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Contact Us

Office Phone:

Counseling Fax:


Ms. Ewing

Mr. McCracken

Ms. Gilbert

Ms. VandenBos

Ms. Baxter
Counseling Secretary and Registrar

Ms. Roberts
Data Curriculum Secretary

Ms. Bird
Transcripts and Records

Ms. Kitt
IB Coordinator

Mrs. Nye
IB Coordinator

Ms. Quade
Future Center Director

Ms. Moore
Future Center Director

Ms. Gochez
FAN Advocate

Families In Need Webpage


If you have questions about College Visits, Careers and your future, please visit our College and Careers page.