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School Counseling Program Profile
Michael Colvig

Willits High School’s (WHS) Counseling Program encourages and supports all students’ academic achievement, social/emotional development,
 and career exploration. 

Our team strives to create a safe and 
positive school climate in which students can expand their learning, skills and knowledge.

 In collaboration with our stakeholders, our counselors change lives by providing students with the tools and support to become successful lifelong learners.
Principal's Message
Our Mission Statement
To build a culture of character and academic success by laying the foundation for all students to be college and career ready through the integration of social-emotional learning within the core academic instruction. Teachers, parents, and community agencies will be brought together towards this end.

The Willits High School counseling program abides by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards for School Counselors.
The school counseling program delivers the following classroom lessons:
  • 4-year Academic Plans
  • Advance Placement
  • A-G Graduation Requirements
  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test
  • Course Selections
  • Financial Aid
  • Freshman Transition Link Crew
  • Goal Setting
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Learning Style
  • Post High School Plan
  • PSAT
  • Senior Personal Portfolio 
Our agency  partner, Mendocino County Youth Project (MCYP), provides substance use and intervention groups.   
Students in special education are invited to participate in a life skills group with our local Marriage Family Therapist (MFT). 

Social/Emotional Development

Students have access to 2 full-time school counselors, 1 Psychologist, 1 Marriage Family Therapist (MFT), and 1 counseling intern.
  • Brief individual counseling, as needed
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis management
  • Mediation and Conflict resolution interventions
  • Outside referrals, as needed
School Counselors provide:
 out of 384 students
out of 
418 students
200 students out of 384
197 students out of 379
164 students out of 426

Career Development
WHS offers four CTE (Career Technical Education) pathways: Agriscience, Construction, Business/Finance, 
and Health/Patient Care.  The team monitors student progress and encourages them to continue in a pathway after completing a course.   
The following chart demonstrates the number of students who completed a CTE course with a ‘C-’or better.


Academic Development

The school counseling team provides academic advising and resources 
to enhance students’ ability to 
learn and succeed.
WHS collaborates with Mendocino College for dual enrollment courses.  Our team helps to promote and coordinate enrollment in college classes for high school diploma requirements and advanced courses.
63 out of 442 students
80 out of 426 students
97 out of 379 students
136 out of 384 students
Our programs and partners offer ongoing support and opportunities to our students.   
They provide mentoring, college outreach, 
mental health counseling, professional development skills and other services that help our
students and families.
School Site Programs

M.A. Educational Leadership and Admin Credential 
2 Teaching Credentials

M.A. Education and Admin Credential
 Teaching Credential
Michael Colvig
Marian Lohne
Assistant Principal

M.A. Counseling, P.P.S.
2 Teaching Credentials
Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLADCertificate

Lucy E. Kyne
School Counselor

M.S. Counseling, 
Pupil Personnel Services Credential (P.P.S.)

Nicole Burke
School Counselor

Andy Tuttle
School Psychologist
M.A. School Psychology, P.P.S.

Cari Stiles
Campus Supervision

Iliana Mora
School Counseling Intern

Rose Mehtlan
Principal's Secretary

Julie Orr
Account Clerk

Karen Thiel
Attendance Secretary
Our amazing team is made up of administrators, counselors, psychologist,
 and multiple support staff.  

We work collaboratively with educators 
and other stakeholders to provide students with the best possible support. 

M.A. Counseling, P.P.S.

(707) 459-7700
(707) 459-7626
School Website
Counseling Calendar
Parent/Student Portal
Lucy E. Kyne

Nicole Burke
Student Last Names: H-Z
(707) 459-7700 ext. 1514
Please allow 48 hours (2 business days) for a return email or phone call.
Student Last Names: A-G & AVID
(707) 459-7700 ext. 1513
Funding for the publication of this Profile was generously provided by the CSU Collaborative for the Advancement of Linked Learning.
This School Counseling Profile was designed and published by Iliana Mora, Sonoma State University School Counseling Intern.