School Counseling - Oregon Virtual Academy

School Counseling

ORVA’s counseling team is committed to helping students find their “best fit” schools where they will thrive academically and socially. Whether our students already know their future career path or are still exploring, we here to help them find their way. Counselors are available will meet with students and families individually and learn about their academic backgrounds, strengths, talents, and passions.

Areas of Guidance

The Early College Program is a great way to earn both high school and college credit.

Eligible Students can concurrently enroll with a local community college while ORVA covers all tuition and fees. To find out more about eligibility requirements please contact:

Meg Feeney Esposito​, EOP Coordinator


Phone: (541) 294-9563​

ORVA also offers an alternative way to earn college credit through select ORVA direct classes taught by ORVA teachers. Dual Credit courses are college-level courses that allow students to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. These classes are always taught by an ORVA teacher.

Be informed and involved in planning your educational path. High school students have 4 year graduation plans that are reviewed regularly by your school counselors. It is extremely important that you access, understand and are involved in following and working with your counselor to make changes to your plans.

Need help? Understanding Your Graduation Plan

Accessing your graduation plan

It’s easy to access your graduation plan anytime by logging in to your K12/ORVA online portal. When you login, click on the small icon that looks like chain links in the upper right hand corner near your name.

NOTE: If you are a new ORVA student Graduation Plans may take several weeks to become available.

Need help? How to Access your Graduation Plan

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet all credit requirements in addition to:

  1. Senior Project / Service Learning – Counts towards Elective or App/Fine Arts credit) *Requirement waived for 2021 graduates
  2. Oregon State Essential Skills Graduation Requirement – Passing scores in Reading, Writing, Math *Requirement waived for 2021 graduates

ORVA’s primary goal is to set our students up for success beyond High School. During your student’s senior year, counselors are available to guide parents and students through many of the difficult aspects of the college planning process.

We believe that building strong financial habits and making use of available resources enhances our student’s success in their years beyond ORVA. The counseling team is committed to helping parents and students make sense of the financial aid process and scholarship application process.

Here are some handy resources for college planning:

Wayfinding Academy in Portland OregonFree Tuition Initiative accepting

Applications Now

Southern Oregon University – Preview Days and Virtual Tour – SOU Tour Information

Oregon State University – Prospective student presentations – Dates in Sept! Click here: Oregon State University

Portland State University – Virtual Tours and Information sessions. Sign up here!

College Board/Khan Academy Free PSAT/SAT Practice

Common Application This app is used to help prospective college

students apply to multiple institutions at once.

College Timeline / Planning Guide

Khan Academy Planning Guide for College Entrance

ORVA is proud to offer an extensive CTE pathway for our students looking to explore career and technical opportunities straight after graduation. Currently, students have the options to explore Business Marketing. Our counselors are here to help the student identify their strengths and skills to determine the best fit for success.

Need Immediate Help?

Suicide & Crisis Helplines

Free 24/7 support is available. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 74174.1

YouthLine Teen Peer Support

YouthLine is a free teen-to-teen crisis support and help line. daily from 4-10pm PST, or an adult 24/7.

LGBTQIA+ Peer Support

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support, by and for trans people. They have been divested from police since day one.

LGBTQIA+ Teen Support & Resources

Trevor Project has trained counselors available 24/7, plus a social network and online resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more.

Native Youth Peer Support

Support for native youth, by native youth. Ask questions online or text LGBTQ2S to 97779.

Native Youth Crisis Hotline

If you are hurting, depressed, or thinking about harming yourself, call 'You Are Not Alone'.

Need to report a safety issue?

Staff & Faculty

Michele Anderson

School Counselor (Students J-R)

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(541) 294 5931

Renee Beck

School Counselor (Students A-I)

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(541) 751-5810

Naomi Shen

School Counselor (Students S-Z)

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(541) 315-5409

December Tueller

School Psychologist

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(541) 751-5714