Rainier Beach High School

Rainier Beach
High School

Counseling Center

Welcome to the Counseling Center

RBHS Counseling Team works with students to help them navigate high school and develop strategies for success in academics, social skills, and in considering their post-high school plans and career options.

Counselors encourage students to become aware of their individual strengths, develop methods for setting goals and dealing with challenges, make good choices, and advocate for themselves. Counselors also help students deal with social and emotional issues.

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Counseling Team

Students are assigned to a counselor by the their last name . Counselors work with students to explain the credit system, help select courses, monitor progress toward achieving graduation requirements, explore interests, and make plans for college application and career options.

Meet our Team:

Heidi Lally

Heidi Lally | Counselor
Last Names A-G

Savali Taamu Lualua

Savali Ta’amu Lualua | Counselor
Last Names H-N

Cintya Beristain

Cintya Beristain Rivera | Counselor (Spanish/English)
Last Names O-Z

Evelyn Hunter

Evelyn Hunter | Registrar

Virginia Bethea | Family Support Worker

Carrie Alefaio | Attendance Specialist
caalefaio@seattleschools.org |  rainierbeachhs.attendance@seattleschools.org

We are always adding new colleges, so check back often!

Pacific Lutheran UniversityNovember 30Thursday10:25 AMCafeteria
Seattle Pacific UniversityNovember 30Thursday11:40 AMCafeteria (both lunches)
Washington State UniversityDecember 4Monday10:25 AMCafeteria
Seattle Central CollegeJanuary 18Thursday10:25 AMCafeteria

How to Get Fee Waivers for your College Applications: 4 Best Programs

If you’re struggling to come up with the cash to apply to colleges, these programs might be able to help.

  1. College Board fee waiver
  2. Common App waiver
  3. NACAC application fee waiver
  4. Individual college programs

1. College Board fee waiver

College Board’s SAT and college application fee waiver program is available to low-income students in their junior or senior year of high school. You are eligible for the waivers if you meet one of these college fee waiver requirements:

  • You’re eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
  • Your household income is within the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service’s Income Eligibility Guidelines.
  • You’re enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families.
  • Your family receives public assistance.
  • You live in a foster home.
  • You’re in a federally subsidized public housing program.
  • You’re homeless.
  • You’re a ward of the state or an orphan.

As for how to get fees waived for your college applications through College Board, contact your high school counselor. You’ll need to show proof of eligibility, such as your family’s tax returns or proof of your enrollment in a government program.

2. Common App waiver

Nearly 900 schools allow students to use the Common Application to apply. By using the application, students can fill out just one application and submit it to all of the schools on their list. The schools that use the Common Application try to ensure that fees won’t deter students from applying. If you’re in a precarious financial situation, the Common App fee waiver can help. The Common App waiver has the same eligibility requirements as the College Board waiver. You can apply for it within the Common App, and your school counselor will be asked to confirm your information.

3. NACAC application fee waiver

To help make college more accessible for all, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) offers a college application fee waiver, as well.

The NACAC waiver has the same eligibility requirements as the waivers from College Board and Common App. View the NACAC college application fee waiver form. Fill in your information and then give it to your counselor to fill in the high school official part. After your counselor emails or returns it to you, you need to send that directly to the colleges you are applying to. NACAC recommends using its fee waiver to apply to up to four schools.

4. Individual college programs

If you are ineligible for the above programs, or you have used your waiver for four schools already, don’t worry — that’s still not the end of the story. You might be able to qualify for a fee waiver directly from the colleges you choose.

Many schools have their own waiver programs, including institutions like Dartmouth and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

School-specific waiver programs can have more flexible eligibility requirements. For example, Dartmouth offers pre-approved waivers to military veterans and students who participated in the Dartmouth Bound campus visitation programs.

If you need a waiver, contact the school’s financial aid office and explain your situation. You might be eligible for programs you didn’t know existed.

Don’t let application fees stop you from applying!

Choosing a college can be overwhelming and stressful. The last thing you need is to worry about the cost of applications!

*** Content adapted from the Student Loan Hero website.

How to Obtain your RBHS Transcript

Current students: Current students may request an official transcript sent to colleges through Naviance. Students log into Naviance through the Seattle Public Schools’ Clever the student portal (NOT the Source). The student portal and Naviance can be accessed both at school and from home.

If you are unable to access Naviance, or need an unofficial (PDF) copy, please email RBHS Registrar, Ms. Evelyn Hunter at ekhunter@seattleschools.org . 

If a physical copy of your official transcript is required, please talk to your counselor or Ms. Hunter in Room 104. Please note that staff cannot mail the transcript on your behalf.

Former students: If it has been more than 2-years since you’ve graduated or withdrew from RBHS, please request transcripts, diplomas, or other records here: Online Student Records Request System.

School Requesting Records

Seattle Public Schools is now using a web-based application to help us manage all student records requests from other schools for transferring students.  

Requests received via fax, phone calls, emails and mail from other schools will no longer be accepted.

All transferring student records requests must be submitted online using the K-12 Transfer application. This application is a secure, self-service application that is easy to use:

  • Site Access.  Go to K12 Transfer 
  • Sign in to an existing account OR Create Account.  If you do not already have a K-12 Transfer account, one will need to be created.
    • A school email address must be used to set up the account; personal email addresses will not be accepted.
    • Once an account has been created, the credentials for the account will be verified. This process takes approximately 24 hours.
    • An account only needs to be verified once.
    • A “Your registration has been verified” email notification will be sent when the account has been completed.
  • Submit Request. Login to the K-12 Transfer application and submit the request for records.
  • Processing Time.  Seattle Public Schools processes request electronically within 3-5 school days.
  • Download the Records.  When the “processing complete” email is received, you will need to login to the K-12 Transfer application to download the student records you requested.

For more information about the student records that we provide, please see the Transferring Student Records Request page.

Please contact support@scribsoft.com if you have any issues setting up your account or submitting a record request.

Seattle Public Schools Student Records Request Information

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