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School Counseling

Meet the School Counselors

Ms. Ashenfelder – Last Names A-K

Ms. Patterson – Last Names L-Z

School Counselors are located in the Administration Building with open office hours during lunch

The Beachside High School Counseling program provides school counseling services for all students in the areas of personal and social awareness, career development, and academic excellence.  We strive to ensure all students are successful during and after high school.  We work with every student to support their right for equal access to post-secondary options, including college, vocational training, and military enlistment.

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to provide educational guidance and to advocate for every student, every day.

Vision Statement

Every student at Beachside High School is inspired and prepared for success in college or a career, and life.

About School Counselors

School counselors specialize in academic, career, and personal/social development of students.  Services we provide include:

  • Individual academic counseling
  • Group instruction
  • Student, parent, and teacher consultation
  • ELL support
  • Responsive services for crisis intervention
  • Information about graduation and grade promotion
  • Information about post-secondary opportunities
  • Referrals to outside resources for families and students
Stay in the Loop!

Sign up for Remind text message updates by texting @beachside1 to the number 81010

Join the School Counseling for Beachside High School schoology group using access code:  8G4M-J5H5-5RZSD

Link to Schoology Help (creating parent account, parent help guide, parent FAQ, etc) –

Teacher Conferences

For teacher conferences that involve just one teacher, please contact that teacher directly through email to set up a time that is convenient for both of you.

For conferences that involve more than one teacher, please email your child’s school counselor. It is recommended that you contact your child’s teacher directly through email before scheduling a conference. Many questions and concerns can be resolved very easily through communication and don’t require a conference.

Student Support Services

Ms. Novak – School Counseling Administrative Assistant

Mr. Burkert – Registrar

Ms. Loverich – Testing Coordinator

Ms. Higgins – Instructional Literacy Coach

Ms. Wynn – Computer Operator

Ms. Stone –Academy Coordinator

Mr. Sirak – Assistant Principal for Student Services

Ms. Altick – Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction