• Forest Hills Junior-Senior High School Counselors
    Chris Valko, School Counselor
    Grades 7 and 8
    (814) 487-7613 ext. 3705
    James Bowser, School Counselor
    Grades 9 and 10
    (814) 487-7613 ext. 3704
    Traci Hirsch, School Counselor
    Grades 11 and 12
    (814) 487-7613 ext. 3804
    School counseling is a partnership between counselor and student, working together with parents, teachers, and administrators to develop a sense of community within the school. School Counselors support the educational process by assisting students in the areas of career awareness, personal development, decision-making, education planning, and communications skills. 

    How and Why Parents Should Contact the School Counselor?

    Concerns over student achievement

    Family health problems

    Test interpretation

    Early discussion of potential crises

    Family difficulties or concerns

    How Does a Student See a Counselor?


    Request of a counselor

    Parent referral

    Administrative referral

    Teacher or other staff referral

    Referral by friend(s)