McKay High School Counselors
What McKay Counselors Do
Assisting students to succeed in the classroom.
- Letters of Recommendation
- Academic Resources (Mentoring and Tutoring)
- Study Skills
- Test Taking Strategies
- Graduation Tracking
- Scheduling and forecasting
- 504 Plan Coordination
College & Career Readiness
Provide support and resources for students for life after high school.
- Assisting with College Applications
- College Research
- Career Research
- FAFSA Support
- Letters of Recommendation
Social / Emotional
Assist students in a variety of social emotional needs. While we are not licensed therapists, we are trained to support students with a variety of needs.
- Stress Management
- Healthy Relationships
- Social Skills Development
- Anger Management
- Self-Harm/Suicidal Idealization
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
McKay’s Academic Resources
Support people who check in with students regarding attendance and academics
Individuals supporting students with behavior in school
Opportunity on Saturday mornings for students to receive additional support in their classes. Students should connect with their teachers prior to attending Saturday school so that teachers can provide materials for students to work on.
Saturday School is held on from 9am-12pm in the library on the following dates:
- November 2nd
- December 7th
- January 11th
- February 29th
- April 18th
- May 30th
Opportunity for students to receive tutoring before school and after school. Students should bring all of their materials that they need assistance with.
Morning sessions run every day from 7:10-8:10 in the library. Afternoon sessions run every day from 3:30-5:00 in the library. Dinner is offered for students who check in by 3:30.
Transportation is not provided.
Student management systems detailing grades, attendance, assignments, and other important information.
Call the main office if you do not have a user account at 503-399-3080.
Tool for students and parents to use to assist in tracking attendance and homework each day. Travel cards can be picked up in the Student Support Center.
Individuals collaborating and supporting students from specific cultural backgrounds.
Crisis Resources (Emotional & Mental Health)
Marion County Youth and Family Crisis Services:
503-576-4673 ♦ Call 503-576-HOPE
Polk County Crisis Line:
503- 623-9289 ♦ 1-503-581-5535 (after hours)
Psychiatric Crisis Center:
503-585-4949 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill)
Northwest Human Services Crisis and Info Hotline:
503-581-5535 or 1-800-560-5535
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text HOME to 741741
Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio en espanol 1-888-628-9454
(crisis line for students identifying as LGBTQIA+): 1-877-565-8860
(teen to teen crisis and help line): 1-877-968-8491 or text ‘teen2teen’ to 839863
Teen Dating and Domestic Violence 24/7 hotline:
Center for Hope & Safety (formerly Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service)
College & Career Readiness Resources
Talent Search is a college prep program to assist low income and/or first generation students. Commitment and time to the program is less than Upward Bound. Email Ellen Massey for additional questions regarding the Talent Search program or call 503-399-3080.
Upward Bound is a college prep program that assists low income and/or first generation students who would like additional one-on-one support and who can devote time year-round to the program. Reach out to Ana Arredono-Franco for additional questions regarding the program or call 503-399-3080.
Oregon Career Information System assists students with discovering post-secondary plans and career planning.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a resource for career exploration. The website has over 150 different careers with information about job growth, education needed for occupations, annual pay, and other important information related to career exploration.
Apprenticeships provide opportunities for individuals to earn money while receiving on the job training.
- State of Oregon’s Apprenticeship and Training Division offers resources to those wishing to apply to an apprenticeship program or are looking to get more information on what programs are available in Oregon.
- Oregon GEAR UP (stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is an organization supporting low-income students to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. Administered by Oregon State University.
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Student and families please check out Oregon Gear Up. It is an organization supporting low- income student to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Check out their website for more information!