Bend Tech Academy at Marshall High School

All Bend-La Pine Schools are closed through April 28, 2020. Continuation of Learning begins April 1. Learn more at our COVID-19 webpage.



Welcome to the Counseling Office

Contact: 541-355-3500

School Counselor:

Jamie Gunter

During this time of school closure, remote guidance to students and families will still be available. Please email first, and if needed, a video or phone appointment can be set up starting March 31 during the school day. If immediate resources are needed, please see below.

  • For emergencies call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency room
  • Deschutes County 24-Hour Crisis Line (541) 322-7500 ext. #9
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) TEXT “273Talk” to 839863
    • For Veterans press #1
    • Aduda en español llame (for Spanish language call) 1-888-628-9454, TEXT “MIL1” to 839863
    • For Hearing and speech impaired call 1-800-799-4TTY (4889
  • Oregon YouthLine: 877-968-8491 or text “teen2teen” to 83983
    • YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line
  • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
    • The Trevor Project is a crisis intervention resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 13-24.


    (taken from the most recent Superintendent message)

    Q: Can you provide some tips for maintaining mental and emotional health during this crisis?
    A: Health officials acknowledge that feelings of anxiety and stress are normal during times like these. Social distancing is critical to physical health, both for individuals and to protect the health of our community and our frontline responders. But mental health professionals suggest that it’s important to continue to make safe social connections at this time. Safe connections might include: regular phone calls, group texts, FaceTime, email, going on walks with household family members, time with a family pet and more.

    Q: Who can I call for help?
    A: If you or your children are in need of free mental health support, you can call the COVID-19 info line at 541-699-5109 to request to be connected with resources. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also call the Deschutes County Crisis Line 541-322-7500 ext. 9 and/or visit the Deschutes County walk-in center at 2577 NE Courtney, Bend, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Q: What resources are available for students?
    A: Students can refer to the FirstStep app on their iPads, or you can download it at home on your personal devices. Inside the FirstStep app, student will find links to the Oregon Youthline (a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line; teens are available 4 to 10 p.m. daily; adults available all other times) 1-877-968-8491 or text teen2teen to 839863.

    Q: Do you have tips for managing stress and anxiety?
    A: Our partners at Deschutes County Behavioral Health offered the following tips:

    • Take care of yourself: Get enough sleep, eat healthy, exercise.
    • Talk to others: Feelings of anxiety are normal in a situation like this. Reach out and talk to people in your community who can provide support.
    • Avoid rumors and inaccurate information: Rely on official sources for information, including Deschutes County for countywide updates:; Oregon Health Authority for statewide updates:; Centers for Disease Control for nationwide updates:
    • Do what you can: Even when some things are out of our control, there are always things that we as individuals and communities can control.
      o Wash your hands often.
      o Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
      o Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
      o Stay home when you are sick.
      o Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Ask for help: Local residents can reach out 24-hours-a-day to area crisis lines: Deschutes County 800-875-7364; Crook County 541-323-5530; and Jefferson County 541-475-4822.
    • Seek help if you’re struggling with persistent inability to sleep, increasing drug or alcohol use, an overwhelming sense of depression or panic, urges to harm yourself or others, or an inability to take care of yourself or those who depend on you. Please do not call 911 unless you’re experiencing a medical emergency. Instead, call a crisis line or the nonemergency COVID-19 info line at 541-699-5109.
    • Reminder: Taking precautions is altruistic. When we remind ourselves that others are benefiting from our actions, it makes sacrifices easier to bear. By staying home and taking precautions, we are helping to keep vulnerable populations safe and supporting our frontline responders.

    Q: How about tips for parents?
    A: Our partners at Deschutes County Behavioral Health offered the following tips:

    • Remain calm and reassuring: If true, emphasize to your children that they and your family are fine.
    • Make yourself available: Let your children talk and give them plenty of time and attention.
    • Talk to children in language they can understand: The CDC suggests telling children that, from what doctors have seen so far, most kids aren't getting very sick. In fact, most people who have gotten COVID-19 haven't gotten very sick. Only a small group have had serious problems. Keep the conversation going. Make time to check in regularly as the situation develops. Take cues from your child if they become afraid or overwhelmed offer comfort. If you need help, seek professional health.
    • Avoid language that stigmatizes or assigns blame: Remind children that viruses can make anyone sick, regardless of a person's race, ethnicity or national origin.
    • Monitor television viewing and social media: Try to limit children’s exposure to media and talk about what they’re seeing. Use only reliable sources of information.
    • Maintain healthy behaviors and household routines: Serve nutritious meals, encourage adequate sleep and exercise, and maintain household routines to the extent possible.
    • Teach strategies to prevent infection: Remind children to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (or the length of two “Happy Birthday” songs) when they come in from outside, before they eat, and after blowing their nose, coughing, sneezing or using the bathroom.
    • Find more info:

    School Psychologist:

    Linda Guest

    Counseling Secretary and Registrar:

    Renee McCoy

    Bend Tech Academy Counseling Mission

    The Marshall High School counseling department will develop programs and curriculum that will encourage student resiliency and competencies in academics, career, and social and emotional growth. Growth in these areas will support the development of students’ post-high school plans and future-readiness toward becoming thriving citizens.

    Bend Tech Academy Counseling Vision

    Students will implement the skills learned during their time at Marshall to succeed in college, establish rewarding careers, appropriately handle life’s social and emotional challenges, and thrive as productive members of society.


    Students: Use the sign-up system found in the Counseling Center to make your counseling appointment.

    Parents: Please contact your son or daughter's counselor or the Counseling Secretary to make an appointment to see your son or daughter's counselor. Parents cannot make student appointments.

    Schedule Changes

    No schedule changes will be made the first three days of the new term. No drop in schedule requests will be allowed. Students need to fill out and turn in the Schedule Change Request Form. Students can also sign up to see their counselor through the online sign up form or the main office.

    When will schedule changes be considered?

    1. The student has not met the prerequisite for a course in which he/she is registered.
    2. The student signed up for the wrong ability level of a course.
    3. The student has made a significant change in his/her career plans.
    4. An open period needs to be filled.
    5. Reassessment based on grades.

    Any student request for a schedule change will require counselor approval.

    Students who drop a class after 10 days will receive an “F” grade for the trimester unless the student has administrator approval. No incompletes will be given as final grades. All letter grades will be calculated in the Grade Point Average.

    Curriculum Guide

    New and Transferring Students

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

    • Completed student packet
    • Proof of current address
    • Transcript or grade report from previous school
    • Immunization records
    • Birth certificate

    Transcript Requests

    We provide transcripts to colleges, universities, trade schools and employers through Parchment for current and former students. You can also order a transcript for yourself. Please go to our Contact Us page to order your transcript.

    Graduation Information

    Diploma Requirements

    Senior Calendar

    BTA @ MHS School Code


    Mental Health Resources

    Deschutes County - Department of Health offers resources for those needing mental health support:

    Other Resources:

    Bend-La Pine Student Mental Health Website

    Commonly Used Forms

    Driver's Education Credit Request

    Letter of Recommendation Request

    Middle School Credit Request

    Work Keys Testing

    Office Hours

    Monday to Friday
    7:30 to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment


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

    Families In Need

    Families In Need Webpage