The Center School has both a Guidance Counselor and a Career Specialist to help students navigate their high school years and to assist them in preparation for college, trade school, service or employment.

Guidance Counselor

Karen Harmon

Availability: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
She can provide information regarding progress toward graduation, credit retrieval opportunities, college admission, post-high school options, referral to community agencies for mental health, drug and alcohol counseling, etc.

Career Specialist

Linda Filley-Bentler-
 Mondays from 10AM to 3:30PM
Wednesdays from 10AM to 3:30PM
Thursdays from 8:30AM to 3:30PM

 Linda comes to us with a wealth of knowledge about careers and college planning. She can provide help with career assessment, college and career opportunities and community service opportunities. Students can feel free to make an appointment to meet with her by email or by phone. (206-252-9893)

Testing Information

Click here for ACT Test Dates and Information
Click here for AP Test Dates and Information
Click here for SAT Test Dates and Information

  • The code for The Center School is 481060. You will need to use this code for many of the registration forms that you complete.

College Preparation

  • Are you wondering what your Junior or Senior needs to be working on to get ready for College? Students were given a College Planning Calendar that lists various activities they should be completing for each month in Junior and Senior years. Juniors should plan to register for the May or June SAT by the deadline. You or your student can pick up a copy of the College Planning Calendar on the wall near the Counseling Office.
  • Various College Representatives from around the country have scheduled time to meet with Juniors and Seniors at The Center School to let them know more detailed information about their colleges. A list of College Visitations are posted on the wall near the Counseling Office.

Running Start

  • Students taking Running Start classes at the Community College will visit the Guidance Counselor Ms. Harmon in order to get their Running Start forms signed. Students need to have 10 credits and junior class status to enroll in Running Start. 


So Mi Yim

Availability: Alternating Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

She can provide health care and referrals to community agencies for mental health, drug and alcohol counseling, etc

Healthy Practices:

  • If you're sick - PLEASE STAY HOME - get well, and come back when you can make it through the day.
  • Frequent handwashing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of illnesses. 
  • Get your immunization forms into the school office at the beginning of school. 
  • If you take medication at school (e.g. your inhaler), please fill out the Medication Administration form so the nurse is informed about students' health needs.

Teen Resource Links

Below please find some resouces that may be of help:
Click here for the Washington State Department of Health teen resources page 
Click here for Teen Health and The Media, a University of Washington web resource
Click here for University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute's resources
Click here for the Youth Suicide Prevention Program website


High School students who live within the boundaries of the Seattle Public School District and who live more than 2.5 miles from their assigned school are eligible for transportation. Exceptions are allowed in the following areas: 

  • Students who require specialized transportation services as determined by their Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.).
  • Students requiring medical transportation as approved by the District Health Services.

At the beginning of the school year, the district will send a permission slip to eligible students. This will need to be signed and turned into The Center School office so that your student can get their ORCA card.

FAQ regarding transportation

Click here for general district transportation information

Click here to plan your route to The Center School

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