Counseling Center Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri:
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Wed:
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Phone Number

Counseling Center
425.456.7847

Address

14844 SE 22nd St.
Bellevue, WA 98007

School Code

480114

Welcome!

The Counseling Center has an open door policy for all students and encourages those visits before school, during lunch and after school. Student are also welcome to email staff at any time with questions or concerns.

School Counselors are happy to assist students and their families with information regarding academic achievement, college prep, post-secondary options and community referrals.

Please Note – Our BPS Counseling webpage has expanded!

  • For more Counseling information specific to BPS Middle School, click on the MS Counseling button to the right.
  • For more Counseling information specific to BPS High School, click on the HS Counseling button to the right.
Contact Information

Name Position Phone Email Work Days
Anne Marie Jones MS School Counselor (Grades 6-8) 425.456.7841 jonesa@bsd405.org Tues, Thurs, Fri
Jamie Ginter HS School Counselor (Grades 9-12) 425.456.7832 ginterj@bsd405.org Mon – Fri
Michelle Ball Counseling Secretary 425.456.7847 ballm@bsd405.org Mon – Thurs
Sarah Frost School Psychologist 425.456.7840 frosts@bsd405.org Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri
Rosy Mendoza Family Services mendozar@bsd405.org Mon – Fri

Frequently Asked Questions
How can my student earn high school credit for outside learning experiences?

The Bellevue School District policies and procedures governing outside learning credits include 2410P and 2410P Exhibt A.

How can my student earn high school credit for a language they already know?

The nationally normed proficiency tests are used by businesses, government and the military for salary and job placement. They are most appropriate for older adolescents. Our current testing infrastructure is designed to test high school students, so middle school students are asked to wait until the fall of 9th grade to test. For more information, go to BSD World Language Credit Program.

How can a student earn high school credit for classes taken in middle school?

Yes. High school credit for designated middle school courses may be requested once the student is in high school by completing the form: Request for Credit for High School Courses Taken Prior to Entering High School. The BSD Middle School Course Catalog, which is available from the BSD homepage (search on “Course Catalog”) will identify which courses are offered for high school credit. This request can be made at any time up to the point that a student graduates from high school, though it is strongly recommended this request be made prior to the end of a student’s junior year. (Important Note: Once the grades are recorded on the high school transcript, the grade and credit cannot be removed and are included in the computation of the student’s GPA.) Additional questions? Please see your school counselor.

How can I change my schedule if I don’t like the classes I’ve been given?

During the first 10 days of each semester, if there is an error in your schedule (i.e. you are missing a core class, or you’ve been placed in the wrong level of a World Language course, or you didn’t receive one of your choices or alternates for electives), please complete a Schedule Correction form (which can be found in the Counseling Center). Once you’ve completed the form, please return it to the Counseling Center during the first week of the new semester. Counselors will review the request, and if approved, changes will be made within the first 10 days of the new semester.

Can counselors make recommendations for private therapists, tutors, psychiatrists, etc?

No, BSD counselors are not permitted to make recommendations to individual providers due to liability concerns. However, we can refer families to one of the agencies with whom the district has an inter-agency agreement on file. Please see BPS Counseling webpage and click the link for the document entitled “Counseling Agencies with whom BSD Contracts.” Many agencies work with ALL families – i.e. private pay, insurance, low-cost and no-cost clients and all have the potential to see your student here at school, if transportation is an issue for your family. To initiate counseling for your child, please contact the agency directly. If you are interested in having a therapist work with your child at school weekly, please let the agency know and they will contact the school counselor. If you still prefer to work with a provider who has their own private practice, you may also want to consider reaching out to other parents, your family physician, or check to see if your employer has an Employee Assistance Program.


Community Counseling Resources
  • Police/Medical Emergencies – Dial 911 For assistance in an emergency situation.
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) – Dial 800.609.8764  Report child abuse or neglect.

Community Resources:

  • Parenting Classes
  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment
  • Anger Management Class
  • Domestic Violence Programs
  • Housing
  • Food & Clothing
  • Individual & Family Counseling
  • Other Important Numbers

King County Referral Resource Guide:

  • List of phone numbers in an emergency or crisis
  • Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault Resources
  • Treatment Resources
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Resources
  • Self-Help Resources & Groups
  • Other Resources

King County Domestic Violence Resources:

A complete directory of resources in King County (including those that do not specifically focus on domestic violence) can be found at www.crisisclinic.org or by calling 211. Compiled by the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

  • Hotlines (King County and neighboring counties)
  • Shelters & Hotel Vouchers (Confidential shelters and Non-Confidential shelters)
  • Individual Advocacy and/or Counseling (may also have referrals to individual therapists)
  • Support Groups (for women experiencing domestic violence)
  • Legal Information & Advocacy (may also have referrals to attorneys)
  • Children & Parenting
  • Teen Dating Violence (Advocacy & Support, Prevention)

King County LGBTQ Youth Resources