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Class Registration Tools:

Schedule Change Request Form

Current 8th Graders:

9th Grade Course Selection Sheet

Video: How to Choose your 9th Grade Classes

Current 9thGraders :

10th Grade Course Selection Sheet

Video: How to Choose your 10th Grade Classes

Current 10th Graders:

11th Grade Course Selection Sheet

Video: How to Choose your 11th Grade Classes

Current 11th Graders:

12th Grade Course Selection Sheet

Video: How to Choose your 12th Grade Classes

Video How to Pick Your Classes in Power School:

How To Pick Your Classes in Power School: English

Como escoger sus clases en Power School: Español

IB Registration Info:

Class of 2023 IB Info Night

Class of 2023 IB Info Night Video

Class of 2022 Enrollment Night

Class of 2022 Enrollment Night Video

Course Flowcharts:

Math Flowchart

English Language Arts Flowchart

Visual Arts Flow Chart

West High COVID Context Letter for College Applications

ACT Information:

Study Sessions September 16- November 20

Volunteers from the University of Utah will be available to help high school students study for the ACT Test. Students can get their own free ACT book after attending two sessions. No sessions on these dates: October 14 & 16 and Nov 11

Thursdays 3-5pm Zoom Meeting

Saturdays 1–3pm Zoom meeting

Registration is required:


The mission of the West High School Counseling Center is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students. West counselors strive to empower students to maximize their potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents, and community members, West counselors support the educational system to ensure all students in the Salt Lake City School District are prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to function in a changing society.

The gifts we treasure most over the years are often small and simple. In easy times and in tough times what seems to matter most is the way we show those nearest us that we’ve been listening to their needs, to their joys, and to their challenges.”
The World According to Mr. Rogers: Important Things to Remember (pg. 61)

News and Announcements

Pro Tips: Searching and Applying for Scholarships - The first episode of "In a Nutshell: How to Pay For College" season two.

Student Loan Report: Guide to paying for College - Financial Aid, Scholarships, Savings and Student Loans

Parents and seniors: check out this informative article from the Deseret News on avoiding senioritis and preparing for college!!

Looking for information regarding West High's ELP or IB program? Click on the link.

Online Resources

Test Prep

Financial Aid and College Admission Information

  • Scholarship Information: West High's scholarship page, updated regularly
  • Utah College and Career Readiness Parent Toolkit: The Utah State Board of Education has created a new webpage which will have updated college and career information and links to information about financial aid, college exam preparation, career pathways, scholarships, UtahFutures, USHE, StepUP, etc..
  • Utah Futures Website: Utah's Premiere site for career, college, and financial aid planning
  • FAFSA Website: U.S. Department of Education FREE Application for Federal Student Aid Web Site.
  • Commonapp Website: For undergraduate college admissions
  • Princeton Review: Test prep and college search
  • Collegeboard: College tips, search
  • Fastweb: An online resource for paying and preparing for college
  • NCAA Homepage: National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • NCAA Initial Eligibility Center
  • StepUP: StepUp provides tips, tools, resources, and conversation-starters about preparing and paying for college so obtaining a higher education can be a reality for all Utah students. Administered by the Utah System of Higher Education.
  • Information for Undocumented Students

Cyberbullying Information

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has created a very robust list of resources for addressing questions related to the series, “13 Reasons Why”. I wanted to provide the forwarded e-mail to all of you. May is Mental Health Awareness month.

From Suicide Prevention Organizations

From Other Mental Health/Professional Organizations

Other Related Resources


Class of 2026 (9th Grade):
Alicia Kelly (A-K)

801.578.8500 x3620

Aaron Leeflang (L-Z)

801.578.8500 x3740

Class of 2025 (10th Grade):
Duane Bourdeaux (A-L)
801.578.8500 x3190 

Greg Steed (M-Z)
801.578.8500 x3580

Class of 2024 (11th Grade):
Candace Garcia (A-G)
801.578.8500 x4220

Greg Forbush  (H-Z) 801.578.8500 x3540

Class of 2023 (12th Grade):
Josie Wankier (A-K)

801.578.8500 x3560

Ami Burton (L-Z)

801.578.8500 x 3570

ELP (7th & 8th):
Ben Slivnick

Diane Jergensen
Counselor's Secretary
801.578.8500 x3640

Jenny Nicholas
ELP/AP/IB Coordinator
801.578.8500 x4400

Julie Brooks
Registrar, room 210
801.578.8500 x2130

Scholarship Advisor, room 325
801.578.8500 x3260

Sandra Crockett
Master Schedule Sec, room 316
801.578.8500 x3590