Our Staff

  • Mark Martin
    • Counselor for students in the A-G section of the alphabet
    • Counselor for Special Education students
    • Test Site Supervisor for ACT and SAT testing
  • Jennifer Johnston
    • Counselor for students in the H-O section of the alphabet
    • Counselor for PEAK Program students
  • John Paul Geniesse
    • Counselor for students in the P-Z section of the alphabet
    • Counselor for AVP students
    • AVP Program, ASCENT Program, and Concurrent enrollment
  • Joyce Rucker
    • Counseling Secretary and Registrar
    • Schedules counselor appointments
    • Transcripts

Counseling Newsletter


Message Monday



Important Announcement


Western State Student of the Month

October 2016 is Tanner Egalite – Tanner is a junior who plays on the football and baseball teams here at WPHS.  He also loves working out, spending time with his family and is in to music.  Well done, Tanner!

November 2016 is Jalia Ball – Jalia is a junior who is very active in the Best Buddies program here at WPHS.  Whenever she is not doing great work on her coursework here, she loves to work on video games and spend time with family.  Well done Jalia!

December 2016 is Dominic Roskam – Dominic is a junior and a member of the football and track and field teams.  Dominic is also an active participant in Best Buddies.  Dominic displays a nurturing demeanor and is a great ambassador for Woodland Park High School.  He is a wonderful young man with a bright future, congrats Dom!

January 2017 is Mackenzie Morrison – Mackenzie is a senior and will be attending college toward Equine Vet/Vet Tech.  She is a hard-working young woman who puts 100% of her effort into all that she does.  As a member of Student Council for her junior and senior years she is a motivating factor behind the spirit and vibe in our school.  As a junior class representative she successfully organized the 2016 Junior Prom alongside two of her peers.  Together they effectively budgeted and decorated the event toward success.  She has a quiet confidence and strength that runs deep with pride and a sense of purpose.  Along with Prom she was also on the Drive Smart Committee and as a committee member she wrote an award winning essay and was the recipient in the El Paso and Teller County regions.  The essay was a deeply touching body of work written eloquently titled “sixteen”.


Dates to Remember

8/2/16 – New student enrollment appointments begin in Counseling (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)
8/8/16 – Registration for all students (8-11am, 1-3pm, 5-8pm)
8/10/16 – Registration for all students (8-11am, 1-3pm)
8/15 & 8/16/16 – Freshmen Orientation
8/30/16 – Open House (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
8/30/16 – AVP Fall Parent Night (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm)

9/10/16 – ACT (7:00 am – 1:00 pm)
9/17/16 – Study Skills Seminary for 9th and 10th (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
9/21/16 – Financial Aid Night Informational Meeting (6:00 – 7:00 pm)
9/24/16 – SAT/PSAT Study Skills Seminar (9:00 – 3:00 pm)

10/14/16 – END 1st QUARTER
10/15/16 – PSAT for Juniors (7:30 am – 12:30 pm)
10/18/16 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (5:00 – 8:00 pm)
10/20/16 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (5:00 – 8:00 pm)
10/22/16 – ACT (7:00 am – 1:00 pm)
10/26/16 – College Night (6:00 – 7:00 pm)

11/2/16 – Beta Club Induction (6:30 – 8:00 pm)
11/11/16 – Financial Aid Work Night (6:00 – 7:00 pm)

12/3/16 – SAT (7:00 am – 1:00 pm)
12/10/16 – ACT (7:00 am – 1:00 pm)
12/19-21/16 – 1st Semester Finals
12/21/16 – END 2nd QUARTER

1/27/17 – AVP Visit Day (8:00 am – 12:30 pm)

2/4/17 – Study Skill Class (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
2/15/17 – AVP New Student Selection

3/8/17 – AVP Information Parent Night (6:00 – 7:00 pm)
3/11/17 – SAT Study Skill Seminar Prep Class (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
3/17/17 – END 3rd QUARTER
3/21/17 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (5:00 – 8:00 pm)
3/23/17 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (5:00 – 8:00 pm)

4/8/17 – ACT (7:00 am – 1:00 pm)

5/3/17 – ASCENT Info Meeting (6:00 – 7:00 pm)
5/15/17 – Academics/Activities/Athletics Award Assembly (during school day)
5/18-19/17 – Finals (Seniors ONLY)
5/22-23/17 – Finals (ALL students)
5/24-25/17 – Finals (Underclassmen ONLY)
5/24/17 – Academic & Scholarship Award Night (6:30 – 9:30 pm)
5/25/17 – END 4th QUARTER
5/26/17 – Graduation at Pikes Peak Center (7:00 – 9:00 pm)

6/3/17 – SAT (7:30 am – 1:00 pm)


Scholarships 2016-17 rev 04-06-17

If you have received acceptance letters to college or award letters for scholarships, please be sure to bring copies of them to Mrs. Rucker in the Counseling Office.


College Visits

All students requesting to be excused for a college visit, MUST SEE your counselor PRIOR to the date of your visit in order for it to be considered an excused absence.  This is especially important for seniors with the attendance policy in place regarding unexcused absences and attending senior activities.


Ordering Transcripts

This is a reminder that the registrar and counselors need five school days to process a transcript request, letters of recommendation, college application and scholarship.  This is a busy time of the year so this deadline will be adhered to unless there is an extreme emergency.  Waiting till the last minute on a due date is not an emergency, so please plan ahead.


If you are currently a WPHS student:

1. Complete and submit your college/scholarship application.
2. Print off the page requesting a WPHS transcript (please be sure this page includes mailing information and your full name).
3.  Submit this request to Mrs. Rucker, Registrar. (Five school days notice is required for processing and completion of other documents to be included with official transcript).

If you are a grad:

1.  Access Transcript Request Form
2.  Print off form and complete.
3.  Fax, mail or email your completed form.

Attn: Registrar at (719) 687-8411

Woodland Park High School
Attn: Registrar
PO Box 6820
Woodland Park, CO 80866

Email Please be sure to include your name, date of birth, graduation year, and the complete mailing address of the college.


Web Links

Test Dates Central


List of practice questions and test dates for a lot of popular tests

America’s Best Colleges

College In Colorado

College Scholarship & Community Service Awards

College Scholarship & Financial Aid

Information and resources for researching colleges. Custom search allows students and counselors to select colleges by location, cost and academic majors.

Plan for College

SAT Question of the Day

Yahoo College Search

Mr. Ingram’s College Search Website

Tips and General Info:

Course Description Guide

Graduation Requirements

NCAA Athletic Eligibility and Athletic Recruitment

Plan for your College Visit

Parent Support:

Keeping your kids drug free

Parental Involvement

Parent Help

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