Counseling Department

CV counselors

Our school counselors support students and families with individual mental health counseling and connection to resources. CV counselors also facilitate individual academic planning for students including school engagement and course selection.

Schedule to meet with a school counselor

No appointment is needed during drop-in time. All CV counselors are available during lunch on most days.

Make an appointment with your counselor for a specific day or time. Stop by the counselor administrative assistant desk or contact us using the links below.


Our staff counselors ascribe to the American School Counselor Association’s  (ASCA) Ethical Standards for School Counselors (2016) which may be found at

It is reported that 98% of 13-18 year olds consider confidentiality as essential or important in a school counseling relationship, (Collins & Knowles, 1995.) At the same time, parents have legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their child’s life. (ASCA, 2016)

As professional school counselors we take both our obligation to students and our obligations beyond the student seriously. With a core belief in developing collaborative relationships with all parties involved, we seek a balance driven by the best interest of the student. We must breach confidentiality in the following circumstances: if the student’s safety is at risk, the safety of a third party is at risk, or when ordered by a court of law. In situations where a breach of confidentiality may be warranted but isn’t necessarily required by law we will consult, with other counseling professionals about the appropriateness of a possible breach. (ASCA, 2016)

Why have school counselors?

Students in schools with more fully implemented comprehensive counseling programs report high grades, increased perceptions of safety, and feeling better prepared for the future. (Lapan, Gysbers, & Petroskis, 2003)

Professional school counselors serve as a stabilizing force in the school community

  • during crisis events
  • while mediating conflict
  • in consulting with staff and parents
  • as community outreach partners

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Requirements

By definition, valedictorian and salutatorian candidates are the outstanding student(s) in the graduating class. The following criteria are in place to ensure that the Crescent Valley High School valedictorian(s) and salutatorian(s) have achieved high academic standards and demonstrated exemplary citizenship. Students will be designated as candidates for the Valedictorian/Salutatorian Award until all final grades have been determined and eligibility verified. It is the responsibility of candidates to monitor their progress toward meeting eligibility requirements. 

Valedictorian candidates must comprise the highest clearly discernible grouping based on cumulative grade point average (GPA). The minimum GPA for valedictorian candidates is 3.95. Candidates shall be identified annually by the Valedictorian/Salutatorian Selection Committee. 

Salutatorian candidates must comprise the second-highest clearly discernible grouping based on cumulative grade point average (GPA). The minimum GPA for salutatorian candidates is 3.90. Candidates shall be identified annually by the Valedictorian/Salutatorian Selection Committee. 

In addition to GPA requirements, valedictorian/salutatorian candidates must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be graduating seniors in good standing.
  • Meet the minimum subject-area credit requirements to earn a standard diploma and:
    • Complete the second year of a world language
    • Complete math through Algebra 2
  • Earn at least twenty-six (26) credits, 25 of which must be graded credits (A – F). *S2 2019-2020 credits that would have been graded if not for distance learning will count as graded credits. 
  • Earn at least ten (10) credits in honors or Advanced Placement courses. 
  • Take no class with a Pass/No Pass option, unless the class is only graded in this manner. *S2 2019-2020 distance learning grading excluded. 
  • Have no “N” or “G” grades or repeated courses on their transcript. 
  • Earn all OUS subject area entrance requirements in a high school or college classroom setting. Students may not meet the following subject area requirements through an online format: English, math, science, social studies, or world language. Any course taken online must have prior approval from the Valedictorian/Salutatorian Selection Committee. 
  • Courses taken online will not count toward the 25 graded credit requirement. 
  • Have acted with respect, honesty, integrity, courage, personal responsibility, self-discipline, kindness, justice, and social responsibility throughout their high school career. The student will show appropriate behavior with no major violations of the student rules of behavior. 

If no graduating students meet the above criteria, no Valedictorian or Salutatorian Scholars will be recognized. 

Members of the Valedictorian/Salutatorian Selection Committee are school teachers, counselors, administrators, and the registrar. The committee will review petitions as they are submitted. 

Students not meeting the above criteria due to special circumstances such as foreign exchange program or family sabbatical may petition the committee for consideration.