As counselor for La Conner High School, my primary duty is to support the academic and career goals of our students and to do my best to safeguard their social and emotional health.  Students can not be successful academically if they are struggling socially or emotionally.  I take this responsibility very seriously and am always available to address concerns of families, students and staff. 
    College and career planning is encouraged throughout students high school careers.  Advisories offer opportunities for on-line career and college exploration.  Each year there are many opportunities for field trips to colleges (technical, career, community and university), apprenticeship programs, and businesses.  Students are advised of these opportunities in person, via the daily bulletins and in the calendar found here.  Newsletters are posted on our website as well as sent through the mail and will apprise parents of up-coming opportunities.  Beginning in the 2016/17 school year,  the FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be available for families to complete after October 1.  La Conner families are invited to attend a FAFSA preparation workshop each year.  Please see the counseling calendar or contact our office if you would like more information.
    Students who struggle academically receive academic counseling, may be invited to Student Assistance Team meetings, along with their parent or guardian, and/or be suggested for further intervention.  Families with concerns should always contact the counseling office, classroom teacher or Principal, Marsha Hanson.
    I care deeply for all our students and am committed to doing my best to support them and to support you, their families.  Please feel free to contact me anytime.
    Lori Buher
    360-466-3173 ext 1295